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How to Manage Your Construction Operations With Telematics
Telematics refers to the long-distance transmission of data. It has been regarded as the basis for tracking the GPS location of vehicles. However, this technology is advancing quickly in construction.
Blockchain and BIM: Does Construction Really Need This Right Now? (Revisited)
Following the success of my first BIM and Blockchain article, I received many comments and responses from people both inside and outside of the construction industry. Here are my thoughts, revisited.
4 Problems With Underbidding
Whether your shop needs cash to make it through the month or you could fit in another job, getting that extra gig can make all the difference to your business. But underbidding is a problem.
The U.S. States with the Highest Paying Construction Jobs
The construction industry is booming across the United States, in line with the state of the economy. But, there’s a big difference in pay for construction pros depending on which state they’re in.
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The way we think about buildings has radically transformed with the advent of Building Information Modeling (BIM), but a holistic, data-driven approach to wider city planning still lags behind.
Flexible Solar Cells Could Let Buildings Generate Their Own Power
Imagine a high-rise, downtown office building doubling as a power plant. The image isn’t so farfetched and will probably be realized in the not-so-distant future.
How HVAC LOD Levels Impact Your 3D BIM Model
LOD, or Level of Development, can have a major impact on the size of your HVAC model, as well as the amount of hours and effort needed. Here's how you deal with LOD in a LEAN way.
Did Laborers Fear the Wheel? Why New Tech Means New Skills
As technology continues to expand into every workplace, the idea of “work” is changing. While this process may push us outside our comfort zones, it also opens up opportunity for construction workers.
These Manufacturers Use BIM to Their Advantage
Manufacturers like Caleffi, ABB and Mitsubishi are finding their place in the BIM workflow. Here's what they have to say about it.
Is Your Jobsite Compliant? [QUIZ]
Jobsite compliance isn’t just a buzzword –– it could be the difference between life and death. Take our quiz to find out how compliant your construction jobsite really is.
What You Need to Know About Revit
With BIM on the rise, MEP engineers around the world are taking the step from AutoCAD to Revit to work alongside their construction partners. We talked with Revit specialist and product manager...
The Denver Airport is Expanding. Here’s the Price Tag.
The planned expansion project at the Denver Airport is huge for the local construction market, but some eyebrows are being raised at the price tag.
What is BIM (Building Information Modeling)
BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming a crucial process to make the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly efficient and collaborative. Read on to discover what BIM is.
Construction Layout: Then and Now
Construction layout procedures for MEP projects have dramatically evolved in recent years. The real question facing all layout and field workers: have you evolved with them?
Winning With BIM: Lessons From This Year's World Cup
Europe is leaving the rest of the world behind this year when it comes to soccer - and BIM. However, there are a few things every BIM modeler from around the world can learn from this year’s World Cup
BIM Pioneers – What We Can Learn From the Dutch [Interview]
The Netherlands are amongst the leading countries when it comes to BIM: nearly 60% of construction projects are carried out using a digital model. What can we learn from the Dutch?
5 Things to Remember When Writing a Competitive Bid
Most companies only close on 10 - 20 percent of bids. Learn what estimators can do to help close deals, and the role technology plays in improving the quality of project bids.
This Concrete Saves Lives
Crumb rubber concrete mixes rubber from used tires into standard concrete. But would you believe it could save your life?
Dear USA, the UK Is Beating You at BIM
BIM is a natural way forward, and adoption is rising across the globe. This rate can vary amongst countries, however. The UK is widely recognized as a world leader, while the US lags behind...
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