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What Is Constructible Content?
Constructible content consists of technical information and data from a building product manufacturer's components. Once the design is finalized, the model can be built in the real world
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Automation is Driving the CAD Market
Automation is impacting every phase of design and construction, and it’s advancing at a breakneck speed. Here are some of the most recent impacts, and what you can expect in the near future.
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