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Navigating the Structural Steel Fabrication Process

Structural steel fabrication is a complex and crucial process that involves multiple stages to create durable and reliable structures. This article features the seven main steps of the process and highlights their significance. We will also feature key considerations and discuss best practices for a successful fabrication project. Understanding Structural Steel Fabrication: Structural steel fabrication involves […]

Top 10 Synergies of Lean Construction and BIM

The construction industry is transforming, driven by two powerful catalysts: Lean Construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Emerging research reveals that these two forces coexist and share significant synergies that span the entire construction lifecycle. From the design phase to construction and facilities management, Lean Construction and BIM collaboration holds immense potential for revolutionizing the […]

10 VDC Tips for a Successful BIM Workflow for Fabricators

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized commercial construction, providing a collaborative and efficient approach to project planning and execution. For fabricators, implementing a successful BIM workflow is critical to staying competitive and ensuring seamless collaboration with architects, engineers, and other stakeholders. Below, we’ll feature ten crucial VDC tips for fabricators to enhance their BIM workflow, […]

BIM Model to the Fabrication Shop

In the dynamic realm of construction, the seamless integration of technology can reshape how projects are conceived and executed. The Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) BIM model is a central hub of project information, notably encapsulated in the Building Information Model (BIM). However, the challenge arises when traditional fabrication processes need help to keep pace […]

BIM Implementation: Navigating Pitfalls and Best Practices

BIM (Building Information Modeling) has become an indispensable tool for designers, architects, and project managers in the construction industry. While the benefits of BIM are substantial, it’s crucial to navigate through potential pitfalls during its implementation. This article surfaces common mistakes to avoid and some best practices for integrating BIM into your operation.   Common […]

Improving Fabrication Operations Can Start with Better BIM Integration

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has revolutionized how projects are designed, managed, and executed in the construction industry. BIM digitally represents a building’s functional and physical characteristics, providing valuable insights and facilitating collaboration throughout construction. Among the many BIM software solutions (e.g., CAD, Revit, etc.) available, MSUITE BIM is a seamless plug-in that integrates with fabrication […]

How BIM is crucial for thriving with prefabrication!

Prefabrication and modular construction have helped advance the construction industry and continuing to do so, but by using BIM contractors are taking it to another level. Designing and producing building components offsite dates back over a century, but these methods demonstrate tremendous success on several levels thanks to modern technologies. BIM plays a significant role in […]

Building Information Modeling (BIM) Creates more efficient construction projects

Before diving into how Building Information Modeling (BIM) adoption for contractors is crucial, it’s essential to understand the benefits BIM can provide contractors throughout the construction process, including the project delivery method, contracting structure, and the varying levels of stakeholder involvement in the BIM Model.   Construction Project Delivery Methods & Building Information Modeling Project Delivery […]

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 […]

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