• Basic MEP Field Tools for Enriching BIM Workflows

    No matter where you are in your BIM adoption process – whether you are just getting started with digital layout or already using advanced 3D workflows on every jobsite – there are field tools that can enrich your workflows and help you improve your accuracy, efficiency and overall productivity. Most mechanical, electrical and plumbing contractors …   Read More

  • Three Key BIM Trends in MEP Layout

    What are leading-edge mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors focusing on as a way to boost their BIM capabilities? Here are three trends we’re seeing.    Read More

  • How HA Sack Innovates MEP Coordination with BIM

    A full-service MEP contracting company that has been around the southeast since 1945, HA Sack has used modeling and layout technology on an as-needed basis in the past. But a 2015 project – a two-story elementary school near Savannah, Georgia – was the first in which everyone used the BIM process from start to finish.   Read More

  • Three Projects That Show How GCs Apply BIM

    Practically all general contractors have heard about building information modeling (BIM), but what are the applications of this breakthrough technology in real life? In 2015, we checked in with Russell Gibbs and Shawn Mancill at Brasfield & Gorrie, one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, to learn more about how they are tying …   Read More

  • Four Steps to Connect Models to Field Work

    For most contractors, accurately connecting information from the office to the field, and from the field back to the model in the office, is an ongoing challenge. In the office, the building information modeling (BIM) or virtual design and construction (VDC) group can push information and models out to the field all day long, but …   Read More

  • Facchina Jumps into BIM with DC Office Building

    Facchina Construction Company, one of the most respected contractors in the Washington D.C. area, has been using building information modeling (BIM) since 2011, but a few years ago the firm jumped into the process with both feet. The company was tasked with handling a 20-story, 500,000 square foot above grade office structure located just outside …   Read More

  • Digital Layout Cuts Project Time in Half for Concrete Contractor

    For Sobcon Concrete, Inc., a full-service concrete contractor with clients all over Alabama, typical commercial projects once started with strings, tape measures, caulk lines and batter boards. “Our main work is forming and pouring concrete for foundations, retaining walls, columns and elevated slabs,” said Josh Hollingshead, Sobcon’s head project engineer. “Our crews do all of …   Read More

  • An Easier Way to Manage Revitalization Projects

    Urban revitalization projects are often fraught with challenges due to inaccurate or incomplete documentation. Fortunately, there is an easy way to capture as-is conditions, inform the model with accurate data, provide quality assurance checks during construction, and capture progress milestones for a highly efficient building process.   Read More