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Resources to help construction designers and detailers work more productively.

  • The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    The Museum Architecture of Dubai, Milton Keynes, and More

    There’s a fascinating link between architecture and museums, and many take the form of absolutely stunning buildings. This article will explore museum architecture and take a look at some of the most.

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  • The CAD Revolution In Construction

    The CAD Revolution In Construction

    From pencil to paper and 3D, 4D, or even 5D BIM— there’s no doubt things are rapidly changing in the construction industry. CAD is transforming the way we work - and will continue in the future.

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  • 5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    5 Ways to Find BIM and CAD Training

    The construction industry has seen a significant shift in tech over the last ten years. BIM and CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology is now used every day. So how do you find BIM and CAD training?

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  • Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Ancient Architecture and the Human Need to Construct

    Humans have been building homes and structures for centuries. Ancient buildings give us hints into cultural and religious motives of those who built before us. So, is it in our nature to construct?

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  • Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?

    Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?

    If you've ever wondered how to take your CAD skills to the next level, this guide is for you. Access your free guide, "Can the CAD Pro Play the Hero?" today.

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  • How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    How to Ask Your BIM Manager for a Raise and Actually Get It

    Are you an in-house BIM or CAD detailer? If you’re interested in earning more money or moving your career forward, look no further. Here is how you can ask your BIM Manager for a raise—and get it.

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  • 3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    Understanding building science is important when working with an old building envelope. While opinions differ about the best way to renovate, one undeniable tool is 3D laser scanning.

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  • How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    How to Make the Most Out of Your BIM Content

    What are the different BIM file types and formats available and how can you make the most out of these types of BIM content? Read this post to understand the different types of content.

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    The construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. 3D models in construction aren't just a thing of the future, they're here to stay.

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  • The Quest for Speed in Revit

    The Quest for Speed in Revit

    As contractors rush into the Revit world to work alongside their architectural and engineering counterparts, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the processing speed in Revit.

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  • 10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    10 BIM Trends in the MEP Industry for 2018

    Thinking about adding BIM (Building Information Modeling) to your process? Here are the top 10 BIM trends to watch in the MEP industry this year.

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  • What Is a Point Cloud?

    What Is a Point Cloud?

    If you're taking a 3D laser scan of a site’s as-is condition and creating a 3D CAD model to estimate, detail, or renovate MEP projects, you might wonder what a point cloud is.

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  • No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit.

    In this interview, Detailer Adam Jeninga discusses his award-winning BIM project. Rest assured, no detailer is detailing this much conduit.

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  • The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The Future of Building Design in 5 Minutes or Less

    The future of building design is far too deep and rich a topic to cover in five minutes or less. Here are the top trends that are much easier to wrap your head around.

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  • How to Manage MEP Content for Constructible Models

    How to Manage MEP Content for Constructible Models

    With BIM on the rise, there has never been a better time to learn how to manage MEP content for your constructible models.

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  • BIM Content Is Everything

    BIM Content Is Everything

    Content. It is essential for BIM projects. If you've ever wondered "what is BIM content and how do I use it?" this is for you. BIM content is everything.

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  • How to Challenge the Challengers In Your CAD Department

    How to Challenge the Challengers In Your CAD Department

    You want to improve the CAD department, but that stubborn detailer says “no.” Find a champion, let them prove that change is good, then give the resistance an ultimatum.

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  • Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed Reality In Construction Gets Real with Trimble’s HoloLens Hard Hat [VIDEO]

    Mixed reality in construction is here and the Microsoft HoloLens Trimble hard hat solution has dissolved the lines between reality and fiction on construction sites. Watch this video to see how.

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  • The Importance of NEC Compliance Part Two: for Detailers and Designers

    The Importance of NEC Compliance Part Two: for Detailers and Designers

    Designers and detailers working with a client on plans and estimates, as well as detailers who finalize 2D or 3D models, should understand NEC compliance. Otherwise, it could be costly.

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  • The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    The Importance of NEC Compliance - Part One: for Electrical Estimators

    Electrical estimators looking to develop competitive bids that may span multiple jurisdictions do well to incorporate NEC compliance into the designs they spec, the materials they choose...

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