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The 2024 Ultimate Guide to Prefabricated Construction

The Advantages of Prefabricated Construction Prefab or prefabricated construction is when parts are made off-site and assembled onsite. The process involves creating the components in a factory or workshop away from the final building location. Once the workers complete the parts, they transport them to the construction site for assembly. This method is becoming more […]

10 Strategies for Enhancing Your Fabrication Shop in 2024

In construction manufacturing, particularly in mechanical and sheet-metal fabrication, the importance of fabrication shops cannot be overstated. They are pivotal in keeping buildings functional and enhancing our daily lives. Here are ten practical strategies for you to elevate your Fabrication Shop in the ever-evolving landscape. Also, learn how D.A. Dodd is elevating fabrication excellence.   […]

Building the Foundation: Celebrating Women in Construction Week

Welcome to Women in Construction Week 2024! This annual celebration gives important recognition to the invaluable contributions of women in the construction industry. As we embark on this week-long journey of acknowledgment and appreciation, we reflect on women’s groundbreaking progress in this traditionally male populated field. From breaking barriers to shattering stereotypes, women in construction continue […]

Modular Construction: Innovations and Opportunities in 2023-2024

Modular Construction is like a building with building blocks but on a much larger scale. This approach is on the rise and involves crafting various building components, or modules, in a controlled factory setting. These modules are then brought to the construction site and assembled with impressive efficiency. Now, how did we get here? Well, let’s […]

5 Tips for Moving Work to Your Fabrication Shop

As the prefabricated pipe and metal market becomes increasingly competitive, fabricators must seek out innovative ways to expand their capabilities and improve profit margins. One effective method is to move more work into the fabrication shop. Fabricators can operate more efficiently and reduce staffing costs by automating machinery, revamping workflows, integrating design with fabrication, investing […]

Top Innovative Technologies that are Reshaping Construction

Construction jobsites in 2023 resemble those in 1923, with manual bricklaying, paper blueprints, and scaffold towers. At $12 trillion, architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) is one of the biggest industries in the world, but historically it has been among the slowest to digitize and innovate. This, however, is changing fast: strong demand for infrastructure, a […]

What are the best practices for managing change in your fabrication shop?

Implementing software in a fabrication shop promises to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and reduce errors. But, before you can reap the benefits of new revolutionary changing shop management software, you should take the pulse of your shop and business culture. This article highlights best practices for managing change, improving your shop’s culture, and implementing the […]

Overcoming Construction Business Challenges

Your drive to digital transformation can help you overcome construction business challenges.  The construction industry is rapidly adopting technology, needing to meet compressed schedules, lower costs, and increase profits. The evolution of tech is accelerating, from drafting tables to CAD to Revit software and new cloud-based platforms, 3D printing, drones, reality capture, and wearable tech, […]

8 Musts When Designing for Pre-Engineered Building Structures

Pre-Engineered building structures are gaining substantial traction because of their many benefits, and contractors are now choosing prefabricated and modular construction over traditional methods. Prefabrication is nothing but a method of construction that includes the following: Manufacturing of components in a factory setting Transporting components to the desired site Assembling components on the site But […]

Construction Fabricators are Facing These Challenges in 2023

The continuous evolution of technology has led to many innovations and revolutions in the construction prefabrication industry, including the most talked-about one, i.e., Industry 4.0. In addition, the digitization era has brought many exciting changes for construction companies with cutting-edge connected shop management solutions. But many construction workflow issues still need to be resolved with […]

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