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What Owners Are Searching for in Commercial Fabrication Shop Operations

In commercial construction, the choice of a fabrication shop partner can significantly influence a project’s success. Whether you are working on a high-rise building, an industrial facility, or a complex infrastructure project, the precision and quality of fabricated components are critical. The right commercial fabrication shop can deliver superior quality, ensure timely delivery, and provide […]

Optimizing Data Center Construction with Prefabrication

The data center construction market has been experiencing robust growth driven by increasing digitalization trends, cloud adoption, IoT expansion, and the need for edge computing infrastructure. Below are a few market trends and factors in data centers. Global Market Growth: The global data center construction market has been expanding steadily, fueled by growing data volumes […]

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.   […]

5 Tips for Mechanical Contractors: Enhancing Fabrication Shop Operations

In the ever-evolving landscape of mechanical contracting, the fabrication shop is the beating heart of successful mechanical contractors. As the prefabricated pipe and metal market becomes increasingly competitive, mechanical contractors find themselves at the forefront of innovation, seeking ways to expand capabilities and improve profit margins. Learn valuable tips for enhancing your mechanical fabrication shop […]

The Top 10 Issues Impacting Sheet Metal Contractors in 2023

Sheet metal contractors play a pivotal role in construction and are one of the leaders in prefabrication. Their expertise in fabricating and installing sheet metal components is essential for creating various structures and systems, from HVAC systems to architectural elements. However, like any other industry in construction, sheet metal contractors face multiple challenges and issues […]

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 […]

Top 7 Trends Impacting Field Construction

The construction industry is well on its way in 2023. Many experts forecast continued growth, with greater technology adoption to accelerate an industry historically lagging in adoption. Here’s how construction technology’s use is trending to impact field construction and combat on-going challenges.   1.Prefabricated & Modular Construction Prefabricated and modular construction, where a structure is […]

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 […]

How prefabrication allows you to tap into a $265 billion profit pool

Contractors want to use more off-site techniques on projects to boost efficiency and productivity and save costs. Prefabrication isn’t always the right fit, but the technique is rapidly being adopted across construction projects. One of the critical challenges for preconstruction teams, design teams, and clients is identifying prefab opportunities for their construction projects. Prefab refers […]

The Rise of Prefabrication in Construction

Many owners and developers are beginning to incorporate pre-assembly and prefabrication processes into their construction projects rather than a more conventional approach.   With prefabrication and pre-assembly, the construction firm will set up a particular commercial space (fabrication shop) to prefabricate and assemble materials readied for the jobsite. Examples include pre-poured slabs, pre-assembled modular walls, […]

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