Layout Technician

Resources for construction layout technicians and field workers.

  • Construction Layout: Then and Now

    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?

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  • This Concrete Saves Lives

    This Concrete Saves Lives

    Crumb rubber concrete mixes rubber from used tires into standard concrete. But would you believe it could save your life?

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  • Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    Mental Health In Construction [STATS]

    When you think about jobsite hazards, physical risks probably top the list. But what about the dangers you can’t see? Mental health in construction is one of these dangers.

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  • BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    BIM ROI: Small Firms Can Save Money, Too

    It’s necessary to stay competitive in construction, and there’s no denying that BIM is the future. But, there are still some upfront costs to get involved. Does BIM ROI exist for small companies?

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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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  • What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    What’s a BIM Execution Plan and Why Should MEP Firms Have One?

    As the construction industry learns more about BIM, a BIM execution plan will become necessary. This 3D model-based process has changed the way AECO professionals plan, design, build, and operate.

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  • How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    How to Use Your BIM Model In All Project Stages

    A BIM model enriched with specific data provides great value throughout the entire building lifecycle. This can result in a great amount of usable information. But how do you manage all of it?

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  • Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    Old Buildings Matter: Sustainability and Existing Structures

    The greenest building isn’t always the latest and greatest, highest-scoring LEED-Platinum award winner; the greenest building is a building that is already built.

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  • Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    Scan to BIM Best Practices: What You Need to Know

    Whether you’re thinking about getting started in 3D laser scanning or you’ve been doing it for years, this guide reviews scan to BIM best practices for construction crews of every level.

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  • Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    Global BIM Standards: Is Your Country Next?

    BIM (Building Information Modeling) is becoming the standard amongst major countries. Many now have BIM standards mandating that certain BIM levels are achieved on projects. Is your country listed?

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  • Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Top 10 Reasons to Implement BIM

    Building Information Modeling, or BIM, is becoming the standard in building and project design. If you want to implement BIM for your firm, there’s more to it than 3D models.

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  • 3 Key Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning [VIDEO]

    3 Key Benefits of 3D Laser Scanning [VIDEO]

    If you’re a contractor looking to step up your tech game in the highly-competitive construction industry, 3D laser scanning could be the next logical step towards making your jobs more efficient.

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  • Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    Adapt or Die — Why Adopt Tech Trends in a Competitive Construction Market?

    In this guide, we’ll discuss why the modern construction industry is so dynamic and competitive in comparison to the past, and how the right cutting-edge technology will enable you to thrive.

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  • The Skinny on Laser Scanning: 3-Step Scanning Workflow

    The Skinny on Laser Scanning: 3-Step Scanning Workflow

    In the AEC industry, a lot of interest has been generated around laser scanning. One reason is that scanning provides a fast and accurate way to collect measurement data for design and construction.

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  • Lay of the Land: Finding the Right Layout Solution

    Lay of the Land: Finding the Right Layout Solution

    How do you choose a layout solution that's right for your business? Read Lay of the Land to find the right solution for your business.

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  • The Future of MEP Layout

    The Future of MEP Layout

    Why aren’t more Mechanical, Electrical and HVAC contractors making wider use of Robotic Total Stations for job site layout? Find out how you can put them to work on your job site.

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  • 3D Scanning at a Glance

    3D Scanning at a Glance

    This guide offers an overview of the benefits 3D scanners directly offer to MEP professionals to help your business stay at the forefront of innovation and ride the next wave of technology.

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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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  • 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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  • Handheld Versus Tripod: Which 3D Scanner Do You Need?

    Handheld Versus Tripod: Which 3D Scanner Do You Need?

    With both handheld and tripod mounted scanners available, which type of scanner will provide you with the functionality you need in order to create 3D models of your MEP installations?

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