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.
Unfortunately, that’s the case with a lot of technology. Whether it’s a smart phone or an integrated software package, users frequently don’t delve below the topline functionality of new technology unless compelled by a need or an authority (i.e., management only gives you one software system or demands that you use it).
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The challenge, however, is to stretch – not break – your comfort level. A good first step is to take time to understand what’s available. Different people have different processes: some may read the user manual; others may click an icon and wait to see what happens; others want to be walked through the system by an expert. Most take many different routes to discovery. Whatever your path, the important thing is the curiosity and the willingness to learn and discover new functionality and flexibility.
By digging deeper into building information modeling processes using Revit, for example, you can discover that you have additional functionality you’re not using, from communications to inventory to design changes. The more you can effectively utilize the features of a platform, the fewer problems you’ll face regarding interoperability and the more savings you’ll realize in time and money.
The eVolve Electrical and eVolve Mechanical consultants know how to guide contractors like you through an easier transition to BIM processes and take full advantage of the features of construction project software, like Revit – from spooling to conduit bends, kitting to hanger layout, pipe alignment to auto-routing, and 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.