Implementing a BIM workflow in a company is significantly different from implementing a CAD workflow back in the 1980s. When firms began transitioning from manual drafting to CAD, new tools had to be learned, but the basic process of generating construction documents was still based on the same rules of drafting that had been in place for decades or longer. Not so with BIM. Revit is a very different system with very different rules for drafting; so if you are looking to make the switch to Revit, there are a few things to keep in mind.
EVOLVE prides itself in its commitment to the construction industry by improving profitability and reliability for trade contractors. We do this by aligning teams on a single platform, which allows for greater collaboration. EVOLVE software also helps with the issue of few skilled workers, by offering software that increases productivity. One company that has reaped the benefits of utilizing EVOLVE software is B & I Contractors.
One way to reduce your waste is by cutting down on-site time. When a lot of time is spent at the construction site, it leads to using more materials than are necessary. It also allows for more opportunities for materials to be misplaced or stolen which will require you to re-purchase materials. But you can minimize this loss by starting a fabrication shop which will allow you to work on construction products offsite. Because you are working on the project offsite, in a controlled environment, you can keep better track of your inventory and minimize the loss of materials. You will also end up saving a significant amount of time by building some parts offsite.
Amy Marks is a thought leader in the construction industry, VP of Industrialized Construction Strategy and Evangelism at Autodesk, and an experienced prefabrication consultant. As the former CEO of XSite Modular, Marks is often called the “Queen of Prefab”. Marks supports the use of optimized prefabrication across a variety of building types such as high tech, healthcare, hospitality and data centers, as well as residential and commercial buildings.
Fabrication is a simple way to describe the planning, designing, fabrication, and assembly of building elements at a location other than the final place those elements are installed. Prefab helps reduce the waste of construction materials that are used during building projects. It also cuts down on onsite manpower. Additionally, prefab allows warehouses to stay active during extreme weather conditions and unexpected shutdowns. This allows for more consistency and time efficiency in the project process.
Prefabrication is changing the way the construction industry works, and it is something you may want to consider for your company. While prefab shops have been around for a while, they are quickly gaining more traction, as construction companies are starting to see the many benefits of it. Along with helping to eliminate waste, prefab can give your company a competitive, cost-efficient edge in the construction industry. Although there are benefits to it, starting a prefab shop is not an easy feat. So here are a few things to consider when starting a prefabrication shop.
Before starting, it is important to know the difference between excusable delays and non-excusable delays. While there are some delays that are inevitable, there are other delays that can be avoided. Excusable delays are delays that cannot be controlled. Examples include natural disasters, pandemics, and adverse weather conditions, among other things. These kinds of delays are unavoidable and excusable. Non-excusable delays are those that can be avoided. These kinds of delays can occur as a result of poor planning, unclear roles and responsibilities, and ineffective communication. With non excusable delays, it is important that you and your team do whatever is necessary to avoid them.
The first step to efficient collaboration is having strong leadership who will support and lead collaborative efforts. Not only can leadership lead these efforts; but they can also address issues, review progress, and observe teams to see how they are working together to complete the project. Strong leadership is essential to every company, and by having strong leadership, you can be confident that through collaboration, your project will get done in a timely and efficient way.
eVolveMEP, a leading systems integrator for the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries, announced today its popular MEP Force conference is returning to an in person event in 2022 to once again provide attendees with valuable hands on engagement, learning, and multiple networking opportunities with friends, food, and fun. This premier event enables MEP industry leaders to learn from their peers about new technology trends in fabrication, prefabrication, Industrialized Construction, Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), and more.
Scaling your business starts with having a solid foundation. Maintaining an effective team is an important part of scaling your business, because in a way, it is like free advertising for your company. If your team enjoys their workplace, they will spread the word about where they work and the opportunities it offers.
When installing electrical systems, you want to make sure that you are not only prepared for the task, but also that you are protected from any potential hazards. First, wearing safety glasses when working with electricity is a must. You should also wear long sleeve shirts and pants as well as gloves, thick-soled shoes, and a hard hat. The first step to working in hazardous zones is to protect yourself.
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, or H.R. 5376 includes many of SMACNA’s priorities in terms of energy efficiency. Many of the SMACNA-supported incentives in this bill include tax credit incentives. One incentive extends the 25C tax credit for ten years, while another incentive extends the 45L credit for single-family and manufactured homes.
You can eliminate waste in many ways. The acronym “DOWNTIME” can be used by lean manufacturers to describe the different kinds of waste there are.
Start by looking at the workers who are already on your team, and focus on improving the experience for them. Make sure your current workers are satisfied with their job before trying to onboard new workers, because if your current workers are not happy with their job, they will end up leaving, and so will anyone else who comes after them.
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