We are an industry where machine and computer power enhance the work of the person, in many cases, making the very jobs we undertake possible. Modeling wouldn’t be feasible if not for the computing power of today’s equipment, from Robotic Total Stations (RTS) units to laptops and cranes.
Making the investment in Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems can transform construction operations from the start of any project, leading to more efficient use of time and materials in all phases of the build, including long after the active construction project is completed. Through BIM, savings can be realized for the stakeholders in the project–from the building owner to subcontractors–and the operator of the structure benefits far into the future.
While economic situation brings focus on improving ways to increase efficiency in the workplace, these money-saving ideas should be in place during all times. They are best practices that not only save money, but they also save time and cut down on waste, which critical in these eco-aware times.
The current construction market is showing signs of growth–new housing starts have been increasing steadily for more than a decade and commercial and multi-family construction saw a healthy jump last year. They provide a good opportunity to start developing the skills and resources needed to foresee potential downturns in the market and act proactively to protect your interests.
Let’s pause for a moment and assess your organizations’ efforts to make sure our workers and workplaces are as safe as possible. It’s Construction Safety Week!
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Construction crews on the ground turns ideas into reality. Concept, design, modeling and logistics is realized when the people in the field construct the building. Keeping those teams in the field connected to the updates and changes made in the design office or the shop is key to ensuring those changes make it into the final product.
Crews lose money every time a piece of material needs to be moved—from the time it’s delivered to the time it’s installed. Effective materials management minimizes the number of times an item needs to be handled increasing overall productivity.
The Advancing Prefabrication conference is almost here! Happening April 26th – 29th in Phoenix featuring several different tracks, and more than 150 speakers, for attendees to follow based on their specialty, company ownership, BIM and fab shop disciplines.
A 2021 study found the construction industry in the United States would need 1 million additional workers to handle the expected influx of work through 2023, but companies are still dealing with labor shortages up and down the project pipeline, struggling to fill new jobs or hire people for vacant positions.
Too often, when a long-term employee hands in his resignation, management will tell him to clean his desk or pack up his tools and leave. Particularly in the construction industry, which faces a labor shortage, losing an employee isn’t easy.
We’ve been really busy with 360 Sync lately, especially when it involves our integration with Procore.
We now connect to more Procore tools than any other app on the market. We’ve always been able to
connect to the Documents tool, but now we can also sync files to the Drawings tool as well as export
and backup files from the RFI & Submittal Tools.
Jobs in construction are specialized: metal fabricators, detailers, electrical engineers and installers each have their own set of skills that help them do their jobs well. But a key part of efficiency is the ability to communicate with other team members quickly and effectively.
To the uninitiated, a Revit project can be overwhelming. Scores–maybe hundreds–of points that must be located.
Construction material costs increased an estimated 20 percent last year, and the outlook for
2022 doesn’t look much rosier.
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