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  • Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    Preparing for Digital Transformation in the AEC Industry

    There are strong signals that the industry is undergoing an inevitable change that will increase business intelligence across processes, people and technology. In the past three years, the...

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  • LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    LOD simply explained: The LOD Kiwi

    In the world of BIM, LOD stands for the Level of Development. In order to explain how this works, we’ll use a piece of fruit.

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  • This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    This is how the French are adopting BIM [Interview]

    It's time to zoom in one of the world’s leading construction industries. Which trends are emerging and what can we learn from French MEP contractors when it comes to BIM?

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  • How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    How the Constructible Process Will Transform 2020

    The construction industry is on the cusp of a massive transformation. BIM is no longer enough. This best practice approach to digital transformation is The Constructible Process...

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  • 2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    2019 Construction Trends — 8 Topics to Watch in the Year Ahead

    The construction industry is in the thick of a thrilling transformation, contractors around the world are transitioning their operations to integrate new technologies, ideas, and opportunities....

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  • MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills?

    MEP Designer: How Good Are Your Revit Skills? In collaboration with our in-house Revit experts, we've created a quiz to see how you deal with challenges in Revit. Are you a Revit Rockstar?...

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  • 5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    5 Things You Should Know About CAD

    If you work with CAD day in and day out, you might think you know it backwards and forwards. But it’s a remarkable, almost miraculous tool we have access to. Here are 5 things you should know.

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  • CAD to CAM to Field

    CAD to CAM to Field

    A factory operating without human intervention. While this reality may not be ‘full-blown’ today, CAD and CAM developments are quickly reshaping the reality of manufacturing.

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  • 3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    3D Laser Scanning Can Preserve Your Old Building

    Understanding building science is more important than ever when working with an old building, and when it comes to renovations, there is no better technology to get the job done than 3D laser scanning

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  • 2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    2D to 3D Models: Entering the Third Dimension

    As you’ve likely heard or read, the construction industry is in a state of transformation: from flat to fat; from two to three dimensions. Because of the benefits a third dimension brings,...

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  • The Quest for Speed in Revit

    The Quest for Speed in Revit

    As contractors rush headlong into the Revit world to work alongside their architectural and engineering counterparts, one of the biggest hurdles to overcome is the speed of processing.   One...

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  • No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit

    No Detailer Is Detailing This Much Conduit

    Adam Jeninga is a Detailer at Interstates, an electrical construction and automation company with locations throughout the Midwest. Adam was awarded Staff Pick for a BIM project he submitted at...

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  • How to Challenge the Challengers In Your CAD Department

    How to Challenge the Challengers In Your CAD Department

    You want to improve, but that stubborn detailer says “No.” Find a champion, use them to prove that change is good, then give your resistant resource an ultimatum. Don’t let your company suffer...

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  • The basics of MEP 3D Scanning: Point clouds and BIM models

    The basics of MEP 3D Scanning: Point clouds and BIM models

    Beneficial to MEP Contractors involved in renovation and/or refit projects, 3D scanning enables them to quickly and effectively digitally represent the as-built environment.

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  • Field to BIM MEP: What and why?

    Field to BIM MEP: What and why?

    Field to BIM is the transfer of as-built building information from point of source in the field directly into a Building Information Model (BIM). We look at the What and Why of Field to BIM.

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  • VDC and its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    VDC and its Applications in BIM: A Quick Look at Fundamentals

    The increasing sophistication of digital systems has revolutionized the way that professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) are able to plan, deliver and...

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  • How digital technology is revolutionising our industry

    How digital technology is revolutionising our industry

    Russell Stilwell, Founder & MD at RSE Technologies, is an advocate for emerging construction technology. Here, he shares his thoughts on what this means for the MEP sector and those working within it.

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  • What's the Difference Between 3D CAD, BIM and VDC?

    What's the Difference Between 3D CAD, BIM and VDC?

    The changing pace of design and technology within the construction industry has inevitably led to a certain amount of confusion along the way. As new methods, processes and software arrive, some...

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  • The LOD on the LOD

    The LOD on the LOD

    What is the LOD? In the world of Building Information Modeling (BIM), LOD stands for Level of Detail or Level of Development. It is a term used to describe the precision of a model.   LOD vs...

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  • Creating a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud

    Creating a 3D CAD Model from a Laser Scanned Point Cloud

    Aric Stott, Instructor of CAD & Field Solutions for Trimble MEP, give us a high level overview of how to create a 3D Model using a point cloud from a 3D Laser Scanner.

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