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Archive for the ‘BIM & Construction Technology’ Category

BIM Keeps Project on Track

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyMcKenney’s installed a highly complex HVAC system at the Riverside EpiCenter multipurpose venue—a facility designed to serve its members and the community.

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Construction Capabilities

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyWe are combining building information modeling (BIM) with our industry-leading capabilities and superior processes in ways that provide multiple benefits for our customers. By leveraging the latest technologies and resources, we are able to produce accurate and detailed 3-D models, which are used for virtual construction, coordination and clash detection between trades and prefabrication. In addition, dynamic fly-through models allow visual confirmation of the coordinated effort along with a functional as-built model embedded with documentation vital to the facility management team. We are well versed in MEP/BIM coordination, and we can easily integrate into your existing team, or we can take the lead to fulfill the BIM needs and requirements of any project.

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Navigating the Waters between Design and Construction

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) has promised to streamline the process from design to fabrication to operation in the built environment.  Is this the current reality of our market?  Are we able to truly leverage this promise with the current workflows and proficiencies of today’s participants and tools?  At the request and direction of the owner and architectural community, a large portion of the MEP design community has standardized on the Revit® MEP platform while the primary subcontractor community in mechanical and plumbing systems maintain a focus on AutoCAD based platforms.  Why is this and how do we bridge this gap?

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The Safety of Building Information Modeling

BIM&ConstructionTechnologySafety is a priority for many in the construction industry because it is widely recognized that our people are the most valuable asset in our organizations. At the end of each day, we want to send each and every one of them home to their families without injury or harm. We provide PPE and safety training, lead teams in “flex-n-stretch,” conduct daily pre-task planning and engage in weekly tool box talks. It begs the question, “Can we leverage Building Information Modeling (BIM) to promote safety awareness?”

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BIM: The Virtual Jobsite

BIM&ConstructionTechnologyWould you send your superintendent and team to a jobsite without a schedule, tools, or materials? How successful would you expect them to be? I would expect the answers to be, “No” and “Not very.” Yet our industry equips most of our BIM teams in exactly this way.

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