Blogs

Construction industry blogs for professionals who want to design, build, and operate better.

  • What You Need to Know About Revit

    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...

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  • When Robots Deliver

    When Robots Deliver

    We’re living in a progressively automated world, and robots are no longer science fiction—  they’re increasingly science fact. Most technological advances come with a downside, and you might...

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  • 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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  • Do You Manage Last-Minute Estimating Changes Effectively?

    Do You Manage Last-Minute Estimating Changes Effectively?

    Last minute changes, or those made in a hurry, are inherently a risk to your business. Do you manage your last-minute changes effectively or could you do more?

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  • Five ways to build return business

    Five ways to build return business

    Return business is good for your bottom line and is therefore important to you. It costs five to twenty-five times as much to bring in new customers as it does to retain existing clients and this...

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  • What if History had BIM? Part One: Parthenon

    What if History had BIM? Part One: Parthenon

    In part one of a five-blog series, we ask: “What if history had BIM?” In this inaugural feature, we look at Ancient Greece’s iconic temple on the Athenian Acropolis and examine how Building...

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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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  • Digital Life, BIM Level 2 and the Third Industrial Revolution

    Digital Life, BIM Level 2 and the Third Industrial Revolution

    With volume II of our successful BIM eBook, BIM Digest, to be released next quarter, we catch up with what one of our contributors had to say in Vol I (published just prior to the April 2016 UK...

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  • The Importance of the BIM4M2 Curve

    The Importance of the BIM4M2 Curve

    A year after the UK's BIM level 2 mandate, how much has really changed in our industry. In a guest feature from last year, Matt Crunden, of Legrand Electric Ltd, addresses the importance of the...

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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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  • BIM: For Pleasure & For Profit

    BIM: For Pleasure & For Profit

    Our industry has many acronyms, but one in particular has been impossible to escape in recent years. As an MEP Engineer or contractor, you’ve no doubt heard it too. BIM. BIM stands for...

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  • BIM Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

    BIM Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

    BIM. We've all heard of it. In fact, it's rare that someone, somewhere, isn't talking about it. Why not test your BIM knowledge in our quick quiz?

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  • BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    BIM & Design: From Architects to Subcontractors – Who Does What?

    We are frequently reminded that BIM is less about technology than it is about people and processes. What isn’t always immediately clear is where each of us sits, and where our responsibilities lie.

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  • Quiz: Women In Engineering

    Quiz: Women In Engineering

      If you've read the blog, you should know the facts. Test your knowledge with our quick quiz on the alarming stats and facts that illustrate the width of the industry gender gap.     

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  • Why Robots will Never Replace People

    Why Robots will Never Replace People

    You would be hard pressed to find an industry that hasn’t been impacted by technology in one way or another and construction is no different. However the growth of the use of tech – and robotics.

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  • Is Your Business Suffering from an Estimating Skill Shortage?

    Is Your Business Suffering from an Estimating Skill Shortage?

    Is your potential profitability being undermined? In these challenging times, with tight margins, getting your estimate right is absolutely essential to your business.  

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  • What do people mean by “BIM-to-Field”?

    What do people mean by “BIM-to-Field”?

    BIM-to-Field is the process of taking the accurate digital data in an information model and using it to inform accurate construction, operations or maintenance out on site. Taking accurate...

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  • Rage Against the Machine

    Rage Against the Machine

    All too often, we hear the adage that BIM is 10% technology and 90% sociology but what does this really mean if so many construction industry stakeholders still remain skeptical?

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