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Prefabrication in construction. What does it mean?

Getting Started with Prefabrication and Offsite Construction Since the days of playing with Tinker Toys and Race Cars during our youth, the appeal of prefabrication has been around for many years. The number of parts, color-coded to different lengths, multi-sockets tagged to help children assemble their masterpieces with minimal effort. It is unbelievable that prefabrication […]

10 Ways to Improve Your Fabrication Shop

Construction Manufacturing, specifically mechanical and sheet-metal fabrication, keeps buildings running and daily life enjoyable. The bottom line is that fabrication and fabrication shops are essential in modern construction practices. Learn ten ways that you – Our much appreciated and valued Fabricator, can improve your Fabrication Shop. It is important to state, before we get to […]

The 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing in Construction

Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy foundationally built on creating value. Major manufacturers rely on lean manufacturing to eliminate waste, improve efficiency, and provide higher value to customers. Many firms also report improved employee morale from the results achieved.    Implementing lean construction has been gaining traction over the last several years as more MEP contractors realize […]

Building Information Modeling | Its Benefits to Construction

Across the commercial construction world, BIM (Building Information Modeling) has become necessary to ensure that the planning, design, and construction of buildings are efficient and collaborative. Read on to learn what BIM is, how BIM is used, and the maturity BIM levels mean.   Virtual design platforms used by design teams to improve productivity Since […]

Get Smarter – Improve Your Fabrication Shop with Model-Based Data

With the construction industry beginning to see exceptional value in adopting lean manufacturing & fabrication, there is a lot of information and opinions floating around about how to do it. Discussions can get vague, even puzzling. One thing that seems clear is that the foundation of smart manufacturing is model-based data. Moving it quickly up […]

Dodge Data Reports’ Contractors Seeing Extraordinary Value Using BIM and Prefabrication

Dodge Data Report & Analytics, a leading researcher for the construction industry, recently released the Prefabrication and Modular Construction 2020 SmartMarket Report. Their latest research reveals that Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) contractors around the U.S. are seeing extraordinary value from the use of BIM and prefabrication. The Dodge report provides a comprehensive examination of […]

7 Advantages of Prefab & Modular Construction

As the MEP & Modular industry recognizes the incredible cost savings of integrating prefabrication and modular techniques into commercial construction, at the core is enabling teams to track, manage, and collaborate using lean manufacturing and fabrication shop best practices. Also, powerful, innovative technology is necessary for construction firms to achieve their prefabrication goals. The latest […]

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