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.
In the construction industry, “information overload” can be a significant problem to overcome. With a mass of information available to people up and down the workflow – from manpower to inventory to deliverables to even weather – impacting the project, a key bit of information can be overlooked or lost in a flood of data flowing back and forth among the job site, the specialty contractors, the general contractor, the office, the architect, and the engineers.
This makes it all the more critical to not only get access to information, but get access to the information you need when working on a project. The goal of a successful building information modeling (BIM) platform like Revit is to not just get you access to all the information available; it’s to get you the information you need to know when you need to know it and in a form that’s useful to you.
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Information management promotes the idea of getting information to you in a timely, useable manner. Having the information you need to know right now is important, but so is developing a process to give you the information you need to know for tomorrow or for next week. A good platform will also alert you to new information that you need to pay attention to immediately, which can influence how you prioritize what you need to look at now.
Scheduling reports and alerts within your MEP construction workflow will not only save you time, it will help you better manage the project and deal with issues that arise as the build moves forward.
Contact eVolve MEP and talk to an industry expert today. The eVolve Electrical and eVolve Mechanical industry-trained MEP specialists can help you discover your options for maximizing the usefulness of the project information you have available – from spooling to conduit bends, kitting to hanger layout, pipe alignment to standardized content.
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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.