Building information modeling (BIM) software and digital collaboration tools saved approximately $10 million out of a $295 million budget on the recently completed Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) in Portland, Ore.
Collaborative building processes and technologies are gaining more attention from building owners, contractors and subcontractors. In May, global advisory firm KPMG released its “2015 Global Construction Survey,” which surveyed owners and decision-makers of large construction firms.
Design/build, lean construction and building information modeling are more widely practiced in the industry these days. To help electrical contractors stay in front of this curve, the NECA Show will feature exhibitors and educational programs that focus on these processes.
It is generally accepted that design/build (DB) projects represent a source of lucrative work for electrical contractors (ECs). In fact, ECs cite this discipline as one that will contribute to future growth.At the beginning of
“If you have been waiting on the sidelines, now is the time to engage, because there’s no turning back,” according to “Achieving Spatial Coordination through BIM—A Guide for Specialty Contractors.” This landmark document was released in early November for contractors who want to implement building i
A long time ago, in the early days of AutoCAD, I went to a seminar where an electrical design and estimating system was demonstrated. It was amazing! The system actually did a takeoff while the design was being done in AutoCAD.
You may already work with building information modeling (BIM). Perhaps you’ve built a team proficient in this technology or hope to in the near future. At the very least, you suspect one day a project will come your way that will require BIM.
For early adopters of building information modeling (BIM), it is the standard way to conduct business. Some see it as a future for building design and construction. Electrical contractors (ECs) may be the last to embrace BIM, but it is not for lack of interest.