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  • The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    Electrical estimators looking to develop competitive bids that may span multiple jurisdictions do well to incorporate NEC compliance into the designs they spec, the materials they choose...

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  • Five Famous People Who Used To Be Plumbers

    Five Famous People Who Used To Be Plumbers

    Movie stars, prominent scientists, famous musicians and sporting legends are not ready made. There is an astonishing number of household names that were skilled labourers before they went on to succes

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  • Five Famous People Who Used To Be Electricians

    Five Famous People Who Used To Be Electricians

    Working as an electrician has always been a popular choice of career. You learn a skilled trade and the work is varied, rewarding and frequently challenging. However, not everyone who trains as an ele

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  • Are Your Hands Tied in the Competitive Bidding Process?

    Are Your Hands Tied in the Competitive Bidding Process?

    One thing all MEP BIM services professionals can agree on is the fact that the estimating and bidding process is highly competitive. It becomes an issue, however, if you feel your hands are tied.

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  • How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Minds and Capabilities in Our Industry

    How Digital Technology is Revolutionizing Minds and Capabilities in Our Industry

    In recent years the MEP sector has welcomed a revolution through the use of digital technology. One of the most ground-breaking innovations to market is Point Cloud Scanning...

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  • What if History had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    What if History had BIM? Part Two: The Great Pyramids

    What if BIM was employed when the pyramids were built? The great pyramids in Egypt are considered to be among mankind's greatest achievements, and their construction during the ancient past...

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  • What's Next in 3D Printing? Your Building.

    What's Next in 3D Printing? Your Building.

    Although some may not think of 3D printing as BIM, the following information could change your mind. The fusion of robotic assembly and 3D printing utilizing concrete can assemble your next building.

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  • How to Dramatically Improve Your Mechanical Estimating Process

    How to Dramatically Improve Your Mechanical Estimating Process

    Most mechanical estimators working in construction today are forced to complete as many as eight estimates for every one job your firm wins. Discover how you can improve your bidding process.

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  • Structuring Estimates to Reduce Risk

    Structuring Estimates to Reduce Risk

    The way you use estimate structures can have a big impact on risk within your business.

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  • Do You Manage Last-Minute Estimating Changes Effectively?

    Do You Manage Last-Minute Estimating Changes Effectively?

    Last minute changes, or those made in a hurry, are inherently a risk to your business. Do you manage your last-minute changes effectively or could you do more?

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  • The Skinny on Laser Scanning: 3-Step Scanning Workflow

    The Skinny on Laser Scanning: 3-Step Scanning Workflow

    In the AEC industry, a lot of interest has been generated around laser scanning. One reason is that scanning provides a fast and accurate way to collect measurement data for design and construction.

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  • The Mission Critical Role of Capital Asset Management

    The Mission Critical Role of Capital Asset Management

    For many businesses operating in the construction industry today, much of their work relies on the operation of capital assets, such as Generators, Chillers, Transformers – How do you keep them safe?

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  • Managing Change Orders is Critical to Your Success

    Managing Change Orders is Critical to Your Success

    The importance of managing change orders is a subject that cannot be stressed enough. Estimating a job properly is very important, but managing a project and properly documenting changes is critical.

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  • Time for MEP Pros to Start Prefabricating

    Time for MEP Pros to Start Prefabricating

    This time of economic uncertainty emphasizes the need to maximize your profits. Prefabrication does this, and even small construction firms can take advantage of it.

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  • Improving Change Order Approval and Acceptance

    Improving Change Order Approval and Acceptance

    Contractors struggle with submitting and receiving prompt payment on change orders, impacting project profitability. Could updated standards solve the issue?

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  • The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    The Top 5 Features of a Construction Asset Management Software Solution

    Tool mismanagement can impact the efficiency and productivity of the business wasting time and money. That’s where construction asset management software comes in.

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  • Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    This article discusses integrating Microsoft HoloLens’ Mixed Reality technology with Trimble products for AEC project success.

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  • 3D BIM Modeling - Level of Detail and Model Progression Specification

    3D BIM Modeling - Level of Detail and Model Progression Specification

    3D BIM modeling is becoming more common in today’s construction processes. This article dives into Level of Detail (LOD) in 3D modeling software..

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    This post takes a look at our impressive building technology history by exploring the top 10 construction innovations of our time.

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  • Estimating Software Implementation – What's the "Best" Way?

    Estimating Software Implementation – What's the "Best" Way?

    John Duggan, estimation software guru and electrical estimating specialist shares six principles to successful estimating software implementation.

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