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  • Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    If your construction company isn’t yet taking full advantage of offsite prefabrication, you’re leaving money on the table.

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  • Clash Detection When Outsourcing 3D Modeling

    Clash Detection When Outsourcing 3D Modeling

    In VDC (Virtual Design and Construction), each team working on a project creates its own 3D models. But merging those models isn’t always easy. Here's how clash detection is done.

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  • What to look for in a VDC Services Provider

    What to look for in a VDC Services Provider

    So, you’ve done your research and looked at all the compelling reasons why investing in outsourced VDC services could be a powerful strategy for your construction company.

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  • 5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    Outsourcing 3D modeling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services can boost an MEP company’s productivity and efficiency. Here’s what to look for.

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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards allow users in the construction industry to work together. And with the rise of BIM and globalization, standards are more important than ever before.

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    If you work with CAD day in and day out, you might think you know it backwards and forwards. But it’s a remarkable, almost miraculous tool we have access to. Here are 5 things you should know.

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  • How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    Experts estimate that most construction companies only win between 10-20% of the projects they bid. Estimating is often considered to be a numbers game. Here's how to compete for bigger projects.

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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    There are over 275 codes and standards currently listed under the NFPA-1, and an even larger, new set of fire safety standards is currently being developed. What will this mean for construction?

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  • 4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    When you underestimate, you eat into your margins, which are already tight. When you overestimate, your high bid may be the reason you lose the job to a competitor. Here's how to avoid construction.

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  • Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction Appreciation Week 2018

    Construction workers from JE Dunn have been building a 125,000 square foot, four-story office building for Trimble. Office employees said thanks during Construction Appreciation Week 2018.

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  • CAD to CAM to Field

    CAD to CAM to Field

    A factory operating without human intervention. While this reality may not be ‘full-blown’ today, CAD and CAM developments are quickly reshaping the reality of manufacturing.

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  • Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    One of the biggest trends in the industrial industry at the moment is Internet of Things (IoT). But how will this trend affect the MEP industry?

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  • Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Speed and distraction contribute to fatal crashes in construction, often because drivers don’t know they’re coming upon a construction zone and must modify their driving.

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  • Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Contractors Liable for Unpaid Wages — Is This a National Trend?

    Controversial legislation holding general contractors liable for unpaid wages and benefits owed employees of their subcontractors has already passed into law and may be the start of a nationwide trend

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • Taking the Shock Out of Earthquake Monitoring

    Taking the Shock Out of Earthquake Monitoring

    With the goal of taking all precautions necessary to protect people, buildings, and infrastructure, seismic monitoring is taking a front seat for particular structures.

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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  • Football Stadiums of the Future

    Football Stadiums of the Future

    Today's NFL teams are in an arms race for superlatives, chasing the honors of biggest and best, even if only for a few years. Football stadium designers are changing the way we experience sports.

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  • North Mechanical Quote

    There is a real need for more intelligent, fabrication ready models that have the actual system components included. - Dustin Allen -Project/BIM Manager- North Mechanical

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