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MEP in Construction: Roles, Challenges, and Technology

MEP commonly refers to the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing construction industry. MEP contractors are essential in construction. People often call them ‘unsung heroes’ because they significantly contribute to building every structure in our daily life. They ensure that our buildings are comfortable, functional, and safe. Despite their crucial role, the MEP sector faces numerous challenges […]

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 […]

Searching for a Career in Fabrication Operations?

Construction today requires evolving talent to meet the changing demands and technological advancements of our industry. In 2023, the duties and responsibilities within fabrication operations offer many career opportunities for construction professionals.  A fabrication shop and its operations now encompasses various roles collaborating seamlessly to deliver high-quality industry-wide solutions. Each team member, from skilled fabricators […]

What to Do at the MEP Innovation Conference in Austin

The MEP Innovation Conference 2023 brings the industry’s leading trade associations, MCAA, NECA, and SMACNA, together to host the best technology conference for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and sheet metal contractors. This year’s conference will offer educational sessions led by contractors from all three trade associations, including collaborative roundtable discussions, innovative speaker sessions, and hands-on exhibitors […]

What is Industrialized Construction?

It is a bold shift, but the economic and cultural benefits are substantial for the Construction Industry to become industrialized.   In 1908, the Model T car cost $850. Just five years later, its cost dropped almost 40% to $525. How was Henry Ford able to hit production capacity and reduce costs while still making […]

The Dodge Report: Contractors See Value Using BIM and Prefab

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 […]

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