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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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  • Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    Can IoT Change the MEP Industry?

    One of the biggest trends in the industrial industry at the moment is Internet of Things (IoT). But how will this trend affect the MEP industry?

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  • Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Mobile App Cuts Crashes In Construction Zones

    Every year, more than 500 fatal crashes happen in U.S. work zones and more than 100 road construction workers are killed on their work sites. Speed and distraction contribute to those crashes,...

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  • Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need to Know

    While building sites have always been attractive targets for thieves, the construction industry is now facing attacks in a relatively new area: cyberspace.

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  • Taking the Shock Out of Earthquake Monitoring

    Taking the Shock Out of Earthquake Monitoring

    With the goal of taking all precautions necessary to protect people, buildings, and infrastructure, seismic monitoring is taking a front seat for particular structures.   Earthquakes and other seismi

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  • 5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    5 Things You Need to Know About BIM Content

    The main BIM goal of manufacturers is to deliver accurate, easy-to-use and high-quality content. And for this, simply storing the content in the cloud is not enough. This is what you need to know.

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