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Modular Construction for the Healthcare Industry

It’s no coincidence that modular construction is becoming increasingly accepted as a viable building method. A recent survey of 800 Australian design and contracting professionals confirms that modular techniques result in shorter project schedules, lower budgets, and...

Getting the Most Out of Off-Site Construction

I have been thinking lately about why prefabrication and modular construction (“off-site construction”) has not caught on more within the construction industry. There are numerous benefits: cost savings, waste reduction, and improved efficiency to name a few. More...

Lesson Learned in Permanent Modular Constructions: 17 Case Studies

I’ve been reading the 2015 report on modular building case studies from The Modular Building Institute and The University of Utah’s Integrated Technology in Architecture Center (ITAC). The report gives a glimpse into the details of 17 different modular projects,...

Why Modular Building Is Catching On

Modular building, already popular in Europe, is on the rise in the United States. If you’re not already familiar with this method of construction, going modular means that you manufacture modules of a building off-site (in a factory), then transport these...

Off-site Construction is Here to Stay

Winter and the new year are slowly but surely approaching, meaning it’s once again time to start thinking about the changes you want to make in the coming year. Personal resolutions aside, it might be a good idea to take a look at what changes can be made to your...

How to Improve Construction Efficiency and Productivity

Are you looking for a way to improve productivity on your construction site? It may seem counterintuitive, but the way to do that is by incorporating off-site construction into your processes. Off-site construction (whether prefabrication, preassembly, or...

Why Ignoring BIM Is a Danger to Your Business

The General Services Administration (GSA), the U.S. government agency responsible for the building and operation of American federal agencies, established the National 3D-4D-BIM program in 2003 to promote the use of these technologies in construction projects. It has...

How Do I Get Started With Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

Business information model isn’t the future. It’s now. More governments and companies require using BIM for all construction projects. It’s a permanent, growing trend - for good reason, as BIM does much more than CAD. Any company that wants to be around five years...

BIM’s Unexpected Bonus: It Looks Good In Green

Whether you’re using cold-formed steel or wood construction, you’re probably fielding more questions from clients about your green building practices. In fact, the US Green Building Council estimates between 40-48% of new, nonresidential construction in 2015 will be...

What Is Building Information Modeling (BIM)?

You’re most likely familiar with computer-aided design (CAD) like AutoCAD. This software allows engineers to design 2D and 3D drawings of every facet of a product. Building information modeling (BIM) is similar except the software helps plan, design, analyze and...