People & Skills

Dedicated to construction industry people, workforce management and talent development.

  • 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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  • Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Simple Ways to Manage Your Tool Crib Inventory

    Good tool crib managers know what they have, where it is, where it’s going, and where it’s been. This isn’t an easy task, but there are things you can do today to get your tool crib in order.

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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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  • Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Ways to Understand Labor Costs In Your Estimates

    Accurate estimating is a must in the construction industry. You need a good way to estimate the costs involved in any project in order put in a realistic bid. But labor costs can make your estimates..

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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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  • Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    Are Copper Prices Putting Pressure on Estimators?

    The full impact of fluctuating copper prices isn’t simple, and many estimators fail to take crucial variables into consideration. The result is more money lost from an already thin profit margin.

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  • How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    How to Find Talented Estimators During the Labor Shortage

    Many essential roles in construction don’t physically involve getting your hands dirty. In addition to skilled labor, estimators are becoming harder to find during the labor shortage.

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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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  • 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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  • Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Top 10 Construction Jobs for 2018, Ranked

    Skilled construction workers are needed like never before— and with the resource shortage across the globe, there is no better time to consider construction jobs. Here are the top 10 construction jobs

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Save Over 70% on Your Submittals

    3 Simple Ways to Save Over 70% on Your Submittals

    Some construction firms require estimators, project managers, or administrative assistant to add job submittals to their workload. Here is how you can save time (and money) on your submittal process.

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  • You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    You’re Burning Money Every Month on Job Submittals

    Most construction firms could save over 70% of the time and money they invest into job submittals by making just a few small changes to the tools and processes they use to put packages together.

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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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  • Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience Planning in Design and Construction

    Resilience planning is one of the most dominant themes in green building and sustainable construction. Is your construction firm prepared in the unfortunate case of a disaster, like flooding?

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  • 5 Hidden Benefits of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices)

    5 Hidden Benefits of ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices)

    The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) now mandates that commercial vehicles over 10,000 lbs be installed with electronic logging devices (ELDs). Here's what contractors need to know.

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