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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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  • 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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  • How Advancements in Equipment Maintenance Keep You Competitive

    How Advancements in Equipment Maintenance Keep You Competitive

    Modern technology has simplified maintenance, and construction firms that have adopted new methods have seen no shortage of benefits. They're a cost-saving measure, of course, but these advanced...

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  • New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    New Tower 'The Tulip' Is Blooming Over London

    One city is going floral with a new tulip-shaped tower rising above the skyline. The city of London, UK, recently revealed plans for a new tower that some are calling both bulbous and...

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  • 3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    3 Structures That Were Nearly Impossible to Build Without BIM

    Architects are pushing the boundaries of construction capabilities and creating designs like never before. Learn how BIM is innovating the way buildings are designed and maintained.

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  • The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    The Building Technology Behind a Mile High Skyscraper

    Experts are predicting that there could be at least one mile-high skyscraper by 2050. There's also likely to be a trend of buildings over 3,200 feet high. What kind of tech will it take to bring...

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  • How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    How Long Will It Be Before Robots Build Everything?

    When humans talked about robots 20 years ago, it was mostly still the stuff of imagination. Back then, we could barely envision a world where robots could effectively complete tasks that were...

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  • Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    Your Last Estimate Failed — Try This Instead

    So, your last estimate was bad. Okay, it was really bad— it outright failed. You can attribute your latest face-plant to “unavoidable” human error or sheer bad luck. But, no matter the reason...

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  • What Is Constructible Content?

    What Is Constructible Content?

    Constructible content consists of technical information and data from a building product manufacturer's components. Once the design is finalized, the model can be built in the real world.

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  • 5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    5 Considerations When Looking for a VDC Partner

    Outsourcing 3D modelling and Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) services can boost an MEP company’s productivity and efficiency by—among other things— freeing up employee time to work on...

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  • Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    Why Offsite Prefabrication Is a Game Changer for Your Firm

    If your construction company isn’t yet taking full advantage of offsite prefabrication, you’re leaving money on the table. And, in an industry with notoriously thin margins and...

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  • This Is Why We Need Standards

    This Is Why We Need Standards

    Standards shape the world we live in. Shoes come in recognized sizes, foods need to adhere to certain safety standards, electrical outlets come in certain types, and so on. By agreeing on how...

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  • How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    How to Compete for Bigger Construction Projects

    Experts estimate that most construction companies only win between 10-20% of the projects they bid. Estimating is often considered to be a numbers game. Here's how to compete for bigger projects.

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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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  • Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    Your Best Estimator Just Quit - Now What?

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job growth for cost estimators is projected to increase by 11% by 2024. Here are 3 tips to minimize the impact should your top estimator quit.

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  • What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    What Could the New Fire Safety Standards Mean for Your Business?

    In June of 2017, a fire broke out in London’s Grenfell Tower, reportedly caused by a malfunctioning refrigerator on a lower floor. The blaze spread incredibly fast — quickly consuming large...

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  • 4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    4 Margin-killing Construction Estimating Errors—and How to Avoid Them

    When you underestimate, you eat into your margins, which are already tight. When you overestimate, your high bid may be the reason you lose the job to a competitor. Here's how to avoid construction.

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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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