General Contractor

Everything related to construction productivity in the field/productivity on the job site.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Five Key Things Electrical Wholesalers Need to Know

    Five Key Things Electrical Wholesalers Need to Know

    Electrical wholesaling, like distribution and retailing in every sector, is about buying, stocking, selling and delivering products. So it stands to reason that the product data in your computer syst

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  • BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    BIM Phrasebook Pocket Guide

    For anyone encountering BIM for the first time or still finding their feet in this area, we've put together a handy pocket guide glossary of some of the most commonly used terms and phrases.

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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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  • Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    Construction in 2025: What Will Change?

    As a forward thinking and proactive business, Trimble is always looking for solutions that help the industry work more productively and effectively. Bringing together industry experts from all of its

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  • How to Estimate Electrical Work

    How to Estimate Electrical Work

    Knowing how to estimate electrical work so you do not short change yourself takes a little preparation. To ensure you are properly estimating a job, take these steps and tips into consideration.

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  • Seven Ways to Cut Costs on Construction Projects

    Seven Ways to Cut Costs on Construction Projects

    We’d all love to streamline workflows and cut costs onsite but implementing measures that save time and money can all-too-often seem as complex and cost prohibitive as simply hoping for the best on a

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  • Five Top Tips: For a Happy and Productive Workforce

    Five Top Tips: For a Happy and Productive Workforce

    In our industry, it's never been more important to value diversity and inclusion among your workforce. A broader range of people mean a richer, deeper pool of talent at your disposal. However, making

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  • 10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    10 Innovations That Have Revolutionized Construction

    We’ve come a long way as a species since the days when we inhabited the caves built for us by nature. Now we’re the builders, and in the last 40 years alone, we’ve come up with technological innovatio

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  • 10 Construction Projects that Broke the Bank!

    10 Construction Projects that Broke the Bank!

    Here we take a look at ten of history’s costliest buildings.

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  • Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Hiring a Qualified Detailer: 5 Must-Have Detailer Skills

    Finding a qualified building detailer can be extremely challenging. We’ve outlined the five most important skills that a detailer should have. Use this checklist when vetting your next hire.

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  • How to Make a Profit From BIM

    How to Make a Profit From BIM

    Our guide aims to help you along your way towards making the necessary step towards achieving ROI and maximizing the benefits of a successful BIM strategy.

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  • The Future of MEP Layout

    The Future of MEP Layout

    Why aren’t more Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC contractors making wider use of Robotic Total Stations for job site layout? Find out how you can put them to work on your job site.

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  • Managing Labor Related Profit Risks on Job Sites

    Managing Labor Related Profit Risks on Job Sites

    There are dozens of issues that can eat away at profitability on a construction site. The most common and, arguably, preventable are those involving workers.

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  • The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    The Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design

    In our Ultimate Guide to BIM & Design, we go beyond the architect’s studio and look at BIM in design for all those involved in the process from Clients through to subcontractors.

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  • Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Sustainability: Finally at Home in Construction

    Builders used to complain a lot about sustainability! Construction budgets could not afford luxuries like saving the environment. I heard people say, sustainability sounded great but it only...

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  • Rapid ROI After BIM Implementation

    Rapid ROI After BIM Implementation

    BIM. Everyone’s heard of it and (according to a McGraw Hill 2012 SmartMarket report), the majority of North American MEP contractors have leveraged it. However, while some firms might be...

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  • Boosting Business with Buy-In BIM

    Boosting Business with Buy-In BIM

    The world over, AEC stakeholders are hearing more and more about BIM. However, it’s a common question – particularly among SMEs and subcontractors – is how to implement and get buy-in?

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