Blogs

MEP industry blogs and best practices by thought leaders, experts, and professionals to help in both office and field roles

  • BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    BIM to the Rescue — The Restoration and Rebuilding of Notre Dame

    Digital Scan of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Image © Andrew Tallon - Associate Professor of Art at Vassar College  One of the most iconic symbols of architectural beauty and history in Paris,...

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  • This Is How The Italians Adopt BIM

    This Is How The Italians Adopt BIM

    Levels of BIM adoption vary across the world. However, no country remains unaffected by the new way of working. Italy is no different.

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  • 5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    5 Challenges MEP Estimators in the UK Face Today

    MEP estimators must work their magic consistently, sometimes with very little hard data to go on. Here are 5 challenges they face today and practical tips for addressing them.

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  • What are Digital Twins?

    What are Digital Twins?

    Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things, and now the preeminent trend of 2019— digital twins. How can we make sense of all these buzzwords? We know these are important trends in the...

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  • How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    How Will Brexit Impact Your Construction Project in the UK?

    Inconsistency, confusion, and a scarcity of information surrounding Brexit and its impact on construction in the UK. Here’s what we know, what we think we know, and what we know we don’t know.

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  • Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Are You Ready to Go Constructible?

    Transformation will not be achieved simply by implementing new technologies, but by improving workflows with repeatable business processes. Are you ready to go constructible?

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  • 5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    5 Ways Companies Are Cutting Down on Construction Inefficiencies

    Across all sectors of the construction industry, poor productivity can pose a substantial problem. Small and large companies alike have found themselves unable to meet their clients'...

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  • 5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    5 Unexpected Construction Materials [Video]

    In an effort to offset the environmental impact by buildings, researchers and construction professionals have come up with a wide array of solutions to make them more sustainable.

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  • Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    Ensuring a Smooth Technology Transformation

    There has certainly been a technology transformation occurring in the construction industry in recent years with many leading contractors digitizing their operations and moving to cloud-based...

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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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  • How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    How to Optimize the Construction Workflow When You're Outsourcing

    A successful build depends on several interconnected phases. From the office to the field, a superior build requires communication, collaboration, and connectivity. And yet, anyone who has...

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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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  • Why the Industry Needs the Constructible Process [Infographic]

    Why the Industry Needs the Constructible Process [Infographic]

    As digital transformation impacts the construction industry, many firms are looking for ways to prepare for the future and stay up to date with the latest trends. Read this Infographic to learn more.

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  • Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    Are your project savings actually harming your profit?

    It’s what every manager is striving for in construction: getting more done, while reducing the amount of time, work and failure costs. However, you may be cutting costs the wrong places - and...

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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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  • What is “Scan to BIM”?

    What is “Scan to BIM”?

    If you are working in the construction industry, you have probably come across the term ‘Scan to BIM’ or ‘Field to BIM’ at some point. Or, you may have noticed your construction partners using a...

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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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  • The Benefits Of AI In Construction

    The Benefits Of AI In Construction

    About 7 percent of the world's labor force is employed in the construction industry, so it is a major sector of the world economy. Individuals and businesses spend $10 trillion per year on...

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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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