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3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to Revit

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.

How EVOLVE Helps B&I Contractors Meet Their Goals

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. 

5 Ways to Reduce Wasted Materials in the Field and in Your Shop

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.

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Advancing Prefab: An Interview with Amy Marks

Advancing Prefab: An Interview with Amy Marks

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.

Struggling to Scale? Invest in Prefab

Struggling to Scale? Invest in Prefab

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.

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Prefabrication Shop

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Prefabrication Shop

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. 

How to Avoid Delays in Construction Projects

How to Avoid Delays in Construction Projects

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.

How to Collaborate More Efficiently with the Entire Sector

How to Collaborate More Efficiently with the Entire Sector

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. 

MEP Force Returns to In Person: Stronger Together

MEP Force Returns to In Person: Stronger Together

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.

Simple Steps to Scale Your Construction Business

Simple Steps to Scale Your Construction Business

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.

Tips for Engineering Electrical Systems in High-Risk Zones

Tips for Engineering Electrical Systems in High-Risk Zones

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. 

SMACNA Priorities Featured in Recently Passed Inflation Reduction Act

SMACNA Priorities Featured in Recently Passed Inflation Reduction Act

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.

How to Gain Skilled Workers to Help Speed Up Project Management Processes

How to Gain Skilled Workers to Help Speed Up Project Management Processes

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.

A Powerful Software for Detailing in Revit

Learn how your organization can scale your detailing process in Revit.