Safety shouldn’t be something that management talks about, but doesn’t enforce. Jobsite safety should take precedence over every other aspect of your company, and if it is not a priority in your company, it needs to be. Making safety the most important thing not only helps to reduce costs, but it can also improve productivity on site. Because accidents lead to additional costs as well as delays in projects, when you make safety a priority, you lessen the chances of accidents occurring on site, and you save money in the process.
A question that sometimes comes up in classes and demos revolves around dimensioning the total bearer length and getting the information on drawing sheets and schedules. The problem originates from the fact that users don’t have the ability to snap to the outside of the bearer. Snapping from the center of the rod on one end and the center on the other end is too limited to help most of the time.
Fortunately, when you use eVolve MEP, you can take advantage of eVolve properties. The eVolve properties give you access to the dimensional information needed to create a tag. The total bearer length is a conglomerate value of the bearer extension (x2) and bearer width. The tag you create will calculate this information for you. To see this process in action, access this instructional YouTube video, Fabrication Bearer Lengths . As you’ll see, the total bearer length is a calculated parameter, not one you’ll find in the properties list.
Besides using normal fabrication reports, an additional benefit of having all the information available inside of Revit is that you can create schedules off the information. This is also demonstrated in the Fabrication Bearer Lengths video.
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Usually, what happens when you see an “Index was out of range” error, it’s because (1) your root folder was deleted or changed names, (2) there is already a folder or a file name in the destination location & there can’t be 2 files or folders with the same name, (3) the file or folder name contains a restricted character (like < > ^ \ / ), or in some rare cases, (4) a folder was inadvertently uploaded as a file.
There are many advantages to improving your fab shop, one being efficiency. A fab shop should be a structured outlet designed to efficiently organize material and easily send it out to contractors on the field. Having a best in-class fab shop will create a more efficient system that helps your company. Another benefit of having a best in-class fab shop is safety. Because the fab shop is operating in an organized and efficient manner, it won’t be necessary to have as many people working in the shop. And as a result, Bauman explained that, “the less people you have on a jobsite, the safer it is.” To go along with this, improving your fab shop leads to more organization, which allows you to complete the same amount of work with less people and save money in the process.