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BIM and its Movement to Construction Industrialization

Industrialization brought to construction presents, at least on a high level, the use of state-of-the-art offsite production technologies and the standardization of products, components, and modules.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) is rapidly making its movement.    The industrialization of manufacturing processes is already common practice in many other industries, such as airlines, automotive, and retailing, […]

How BIM is Driving Prefabrication and Modular Construction

For all the talk about how the trades need to implement building information modeling (BIM) processes, there are companies in the steel and MEP trades that have been using BIM since the late 1990s. A strong motivation was that the resulting detailed shop drawings and bills of materials helped automate production, and the models they […]

BIM Best Practices for MEP Contractors

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is transforming the way the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) industry works. Across North America and worldwide, contractors face accelerated schedules, new standards, and requirements using BIM in various delivery models. Its adoption has been a mix across regions and countries, but the results for those that do adopt BIM are […]

Standard Hardware Options for Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

Does precision sheet metal fabrication require selecting the proper hardware? Of course. Many types of hardware for Sheet Metal achieve the same goals but offer several different options to connect parts. Sheet metal hardware can vary by material, type, thickness, thread code, length, and shank. As a result, selecting the right part can be overwhelming. To make […]

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