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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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  • How to Turn Your Conceptual Estimates into Your Competitive Advantage

    How to Turn Your Conceptual Estimates into Your Competitive Advantage

    You only get one chance to make a first impression. When it comes to large or complex construction projects, your first impression is often your response to a request for a conceptual estimate.

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  • The Pitfalls of Using Industry Averages for Construction Cost Benchmarking

    The Pitfalls of Using Industry Averages for Construction Cost Benchmarking

    As a construction estimator, you’re under pressure to work quickly. Needing to move quickly, but beware of generic cost estimates. Generic cost averages can’t ensure accurate construction estimates

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  • Future Challenges in Urban Planning [video]

    Future Challenges in Urban Planning [video]

    Population growth is on an unsustainable path. Learn why urban planning must adjust to the challenges of 21st century lifestyles.

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  • These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    These Two Technologies Shape the Future of MEP

    Construction processes are evolving. Learn how automation and machine learning enhance the capabilities of CAD and field layout.

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  • How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    How Digital Transformation has Changed in the Past Year in Construction

    The construction industry, known for being slow to adopt new trends, has seen a rapid increase in digitalization over the past year. Many companies are enjoying the benefits of digital transformation.

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  • Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    Solving the Labor Shortage: Investing In Students Today for a Better Workforce Tomorrow

    The construction industry is faced with an unsustainable labor shortage. How should the industry proceed, and what can be done to recruit young talent?

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  • BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    A heritage monument that took almost 200 years to build was partially destroyed in just minutes. And, with today’s construction technology, bringing the architectural icon back to its former glory...

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  • This Is How The Italians Adopt BIM

    This Is How The Italians Adopt BIM

    Levels of BIM adoption vary across the world. However, no country remains unaffected by the new way of working. Italy is no different.

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  • 4 Key Benefits of Mobile Construction Technologies and 12 Ways they Improve Field Functionality

    4 Key Benefits of Mobile Construction Technologies and 12 Ways they Improve Field Functionality

    Construction has always been a mobile industry. Projects aren’t built in the office, they’re done in the field. With the rise of mobile construction technology, field productivity will improve.

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  • 5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the US Face Today

    5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the US Face Today

    MEP estimators must work their magic consistently, sometimes with very little hard data to go on. Here are 5 challenges they face today and practical tips for addressing them.

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  • What are Digital Twins?

    What are Digital Twins?

    Digital twin technology automatically updates 3D models with data. Learn how digital twins can help improve the analytical capability of BIM.

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  • How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    Inconsistency, confusion, and a scarcity of information surrounding Brexit and its impact on construction in the UK. Here’s what we know, what we think we know, and what we know we don’t know.

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  • Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Transformation will not be achieved simply by implementing new technologies, but by improving workflows with repeatable business processes. Are you ready to go constructible?

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    Across all sectors of construction, poor productivity can mean major problems. But now, firms are discovering these five things to cut down on construction inefficiencies.

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  • 5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    In an effort to offset the environmental impact by buildings, researchers and construction professionals have come up with a wide array of solutions to make them more sustainable.

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  • Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Most contractors that want to remain competitive know they’ll have to make the move to the cloud, but how do you ensure you do so in a way that is best for your organization? You need a plan.

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  • How a Content-enabled Focus Improves Pre- and Post-building Phases

    How a Content-enabled Focus Improves Pre- and Post-building Phases

    Constructible content is exceptionally valuable during the main phases of planning and erecting a structure, but what about before and after the project?

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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 construction industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. Don't be left behind.

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  • Why Modernizing Construction Document Management Processes is Vital to Contractors’ Success

    Why Modernizing Construction Document Management Processes is Vital to Contractors’ Success

    Without the right documentation in place for construction teams to work from, projects either grind to a halt or tasks are carried out incorrectly, forcing costly rework. Find out how to modernize.

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