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  • 10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    10 trends in the MEP industry until 2020 [infographic]

    From blockchain to robotics: Discover 10 key trends that will transform the way MEP contractors work.

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  • Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

      There are strong signals that the industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. In the past three years, the...

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  • How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    The construction industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation. BIM is no longer enough. This best practice approach to digital transformation is The Constructible Process...

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

      The construction industry is in the thick of a thrilling transformation, contractors around the world are transitioning their operations to integrate new technologies, ideas, and...

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  • MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills? In collaboration with our in-house Revit experts, we've created a quiz to see how you deal with challenges in Revit. Are you a Revit Rockstar?...

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  • IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35 and UK Tax Reform

    IR35. If you've never seen this code, it probably looks as meaningless as it does harmless. But don't be misled. If you're an MEP professional and you're used to subcontracting for a large...

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  • Mental Health In Construction

    Mental Health In Construction

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list — an unprotected fall, an unmarked restricted zone, etc. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Anxiety,...

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  • Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    Energy Efficiency In the 18th Edition, Explained

    With the 18th Edition wiring regulations (BS7671,18th) fast approaching, and energy efficiency being included, it has become one truly hot topic. Energy efficiency has been part of a building...

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  • 18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    18th Edition Intro: What Electrical Designers and Electricians Need to Know

    If you are involved in the electrical building industry you will no doubt be aware that the 18th Edition to the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018), is due to be published on 1 July 2018, and will...

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  • 5 Lessons from Failure: The Do's and Don’ts of MEP Content

    5 Lessons from Failure: The Do's and Don’ts of MEP Content

    Multiple failures can lead to success in an industry, like the MEP industry. In this article, Jim Reis journeys through five lessons learned from working with millions of components— all while...

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  • 5 Surprising Areas Where Prefabrication Is Thriving

    5 Surprising Areas Where Prefabrication Is Thriving

    In recent years, prefabrication has come back into fashion after several decades of being very much out of style. It was originally used back in the 1950s to help combat a lack of housing after...

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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...

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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...

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  • Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    Mixed Reality for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction

    What is Microsoft HoloLens? Microsoft HoloLens is a wearable, self-contained holographic computer. The device features a see-through, holographic display and advanced sensors that map the...

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  • 18th Edition: 20 things you need to know

    18th Edition: 20 things you need to know

    18th Edition is coming! To help you get ready, we have reviewed the DPC for the 18th Edition and have identified 20 changes you need to be aware of and how they'll affect you!

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  • Time for MEP Pros to Start Prefabricating

    Time for MEP Pros to Start Prefabricating

    This time of economic uncertainty emphasises the need to maximise your profits, and prefabrication is one proven technique construction firms can use to accomplish this. Although larger...

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  • Electrical Design Buying Guide

    Electrical Design Buying Guide

    Take a look at our exclusive buying guide for electrical design professionals to find out the top five things you need to know when choosing your electrical design software.

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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. If you incorrectly estimate a job, it can either cost you the job or it can be more...

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  • Estimating 101: How to Manage Change Orders and Make a Profit

    Estimating 101: How to Manage Change Orders and Make a Profit

    As cliche as it may be, the age old saying “the only constant is change” rings true all too often for contractors in the building construction industry. Change is an inevitable part of the...

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