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Tech Tip: Electromechanical Link Setup – Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical

4 April 2024Collaboration, Electrical, MechanicalTodd Schmoock

The Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD Electrical Electromechanical Link option allows you to link the 3D mechanical layout with the schematic…

4 Ways MEP Prefabrication Improves a Project’s Success

14 February 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

with MEP prefabrication, virtual 3D BIM models help maximize construction processes and coordination to improve a project's success

4 Things You Need for a More Efficient Prefab Shop

11 January 2023Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Offsite, PlumbingCarol Dunn

Improving the operation of your prefab shop is easier with communication and staying informed on competitive procedures, technology and tools

MEP’s Role in the Move Toward Industrialized Construction

7 December 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Offsite, PlumbingCarol Dunn

MEP trades play a key role in the industry’s Industrialized Construction journey; they have the data needed for standardizing components.

3 Roles of BIM in Prefabrication

26 September 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM 360, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Mechanical, MEP, Navisworks, OffsiteCarol Dunn

The 3 roles of BIM in prefabrication include better collaboration, time and money savings, and safety and comfort.

BIM and Digital Measurement for MEP

13 September 2022Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Navisworks, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Even with different workflows, every MEP company can benefit from the BIM construction precision that results from digital measurement.

Combining BIM and BEM in Design

23 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

Due to public interest in energy conservation, BIM platforms are increasingly integrating building energy modeling (BEM) in building design.

9 Steps to Creating Fabrication Content

12 August 2022Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

9 steps to creating content for Fabrication ESTmep, CADmep and CAMduct to estimate, detail & fabricate better MEP parts, components,…

Progress Tracking with Autodesk Build

27 July 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, RevitCarol Dunn

Progress Tracking is an Autodesk product currently in beta form that will soon be included in Autodesk Build for every…

CareerStarter Tool Encourages Construction Careers

13 July 2022Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

NCCER's CareerStarter program enables potential trades workers to explore career options, find their best fit and search for training &…

How Construction is Becoming More Sustainable

26 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Despite the many challenges that face construction companies, there has been widespread adoption of sustainable practices around the world.

How BIM Helps Design Stakeholders with Sustainability

17 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Using BIM processes, all design stakeholders can benefit from sustainability in every phase of a project - design to build…

Why More MEP Contractors Are Relying on BIM-Enabled Workflows

26 April 2022Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Large contractors with complex projects are the most sizable group using BIM. But the process will benefit any size company.

3 Ways Autodesk Construction Cloud Benefits MEP Contractors

24 March 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Autodesk Construction Cloud benefits MEP contractors in tracking workflows, accessing centralized plans in the cloud and connecting teams.

How to choose construction apps for your MEP business

3 February 2022All, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

5 steps for selecting MEP software apps and achieving a smooth tech implementation process through a team effort.

Plant Innovation: Automating Navisworks Publishing

25 January 2022All, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, Navisworks, plant 3d, UncategorizedKaleb Flowers

Utilizing automation for Navisworks NWD saves project hours and money and makes availability of up-to-date NWD models more consistent.

Single Document Management Solution for the MEP Industry

17 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Cleveland Electric chose cloud-based Autodesk Build for a single document management solution that is useable and adoptable company wide.

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2022

13 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2022 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

10 Best Bridging the Gap Podcasts of 2021

13 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, Bridging the Gap, Computational Design, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Links to the top ten picks from 2021 Bridging the Gap podcast episodes, including the most popular downloads and the…

System Requirements for Plant 3D 2021

12 January 2022All, AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Industrial and Plant, Mechanical, plant 3d, UncategorizedEric Daniel

Hardware system requirements to run AutoCAD Plant 3D 2021 software as recommended by Autodesk and Applied Software.

How One MEP Contractor Saved $75,000 Using Autodesk Build

22 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

How an MEP contractor standardized document and data management with Autodesk Build for better accountability, collaboration and saved $75K.

3 Steps for Improving Construction Quality Processes

20 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, BIM 360, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, PlumbingCarol Dunn

Three things you can do improve your company’s quality processes: workflows, risk assessment and comparisons.

How BIM Collaborate Pro Benefits the Trades

16 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

How BIM Collaborate Pro helps the entire construction project team, enabling a more cohesive and collaborative BIM project model.

What Winning Construction Bids Have in Common

14 December 2021All, Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Mechanical, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Winning construction bids have five things in common: attention to detail, valid estimates, concerns addressed, differentiation, and insights.

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