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System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2025 Products

16 April 2024Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2025 and Revit LT 2025, entry level and performance level, plus Cloud…

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2024

10 April 2023All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2024 and Revit LT 2024, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

Tech Tip: AutoCAD Electrical Project Batch Plotting

22 March 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Electrical, Fabrication, MEP, Services & SupportTodd Schmoock

There are two options for plotting a project in AutoCAD Electrical; they are located in the Publish/Plot tool in the…

How Plant 3D Streamlines Piping Design

23 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, AutoCAD, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, Industrial and Plant, MEP, plant 3dCarol Dunn

Plant 3D features help you manage your workload, make the best use of workers’ time and streamline much of your…

3 Steps for Improving Construction Employee Engagement

22 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, PowerPackCarol Dunn

By attracting skilled workers and improving employee engagement so you retain them, you can take an active role in staying…

File Types Used in AutoCAD Electrical

16 February 2023AutoCAD, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPTodd Schmoock

File types in AutoCAD Electrical toolset, with design features that can boost your productivity by up to 95%.

Are You on a Quest for a BIM Manager?

8 February 2023Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, Services & SupportCarol Dunn

companies can find a logical way to compromise between budget and the need for a BIM manager by outsourcing their…

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.

15 BIM Tips: Avoiding Model Corruption & Optimizing File Sizes

29 November 2022Architecture and Engineering, BIM, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

15 BIM tips for avoiding model corruption and optimizing file sizes so you can have lean, clean, accurate models.

System Requirements for Autodesk Revit 2023

21 November 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2023 and Revit LT 2023, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

Two Big Challenges MEP Contractors Face

2 November 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

Every company will eventually face these challenges, if they haven’t already: data overload and adopting construction technology

3 Ways to Avoid Waste in Your MEP Fabrication

31 October 2022Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

increasing efficiency is easier when you use tools designed to improve consistency: 3 ways to avoid waste in your MEP…

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.

Why Prefab is Important to Your Business

18 August 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Connected Construction, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Offsite, RevitCarol Dunn

The forces advancing the adoption of prefabrication are occurring worldwide including increased demand for buildings and the labor shortage.

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…

Autodesk’s Take on the Future of BIM

21 July 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Building information modeling (BIM) is a valuable process that everyone on a project can participate in and make use of.

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 &…

9 Software Tools for Your Digital Factory

29 June 2022AutoCAD, autodesk, BIM 360, Digital Transformation, Industrial and Plant, Inventor, Manufacturing, MEP, Navisworks, Revit, VaultCarol Dunn

Autodesk has nine products that will make your processes more insightful and efficient when designing and commissioning your digital factory.

The Infrastructure Construction Jobs Trend

23 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, MEP, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Workforce development is needed to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the IIJA; more people are needed in the…

Finding Your ROI During BIM Adoption

6 June 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Revit, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

To find your ROI during BIM adoption look for benefits including financial, efficiencies, competitive advantage, and intangibles.

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 Interoperability is Affecting AEC Companies

25 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

BIM has moved forward with platforms like Autodesk Construction Cloud, enabling multiple disciplines and products to interact and share data.

Manufacturing: Your Digital Factory

24 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, MEPCarol Dunn

For a digital factory, it’s important to use tools that give you the best chance for efficiency, going from planning…

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…

Using Phase-Change Materials for Sustainable Building Envelopes

6 May 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, MEP, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

As demand increases for sustainable, energy efficient buildings, the focus is shifting to phase-change material technology for construction.

3 Ways Architects Can Influence Carbon Emissions in Construction

27 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, MEP, Sustainability, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

The sustainability movement promotes reducing carbon emissions. Here are 3 ways architects can influence carbon emissions in construction.

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.

7 Statistics on Innovative Building Methods

12 April 2022Architecture and Engineering, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitCarol Dunn

Construction companies are moving toward technologies and methods to help them surmount risk, schedule, labor, and supply chain challenges.

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.

Why leading plumbing contractors leverage Autodesk Construction Cloud

8 March 2022autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, Plumbing, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Once a plumbing or pipe-fitting contractor implements a cloud-based software platform, they improve their efficiency, productivity and profit.

Productization – A Vision for Industrialized Construction

23 February 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, Fabrication, MEP, OffsiteCarol Dunn

The uncertainty that plagues the construction industry can be addressed by bringing manufacturing to the forefront of designing a building.

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.

Best Construction Podcasts to Follow in 2022

2 February 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Bridging the Gap, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Top 8 podcasts for construction industry trends and insights - improve your projects, increase business output, enhance your professional life

4 Top Benefits of Cloud-Based Construction Management

28 January 2022Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Autodesk Construction Cloud, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, UncategorizedCarol Dunn

Cloud-based construction management enables improvements to efficiency, unity, capacity, and security for construction companies.

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.

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 Autodesk Revit 2022

7 January 2022All, Architecture and Engineering, autodesk, Construction, Digital Transformation, MEP, RevitEric Daniel

List of system requirements for using Autodesk Revit 2022 and Revit LT 2022, entry level and performance level, plus Citrix,…

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.

MEP Force 2021 Keynote Recap: Clay Smith

1 September 2021All, Construction, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

Despite shortages of people and materials, Clay Smith, COO of eVolve MEP, had some good news for MEP contractors.

MEP Force 2021 Kicks Off with McCarthy’s Insights

30 August 2021All, Construction, Digital Transformation, Electrical, Fabrication, MEPCarol Dunn

MEP firms need to decide what digital transformation will look like and how it will affect their business.

MEP Technology: 6 Ways It Can Improve Your Business

27 August 2021All, Electrical, MEPCarol Dunn

With the pressures on the construction industry to increase production, it’s becoming critical to use software technology to assist with…

Automated Workflow Saves Molex 90%+ of Time on Designs

26 April 2021All, AutoCAD, MEP, Services & SupportCarol Dunn

companies spend a significant amount of time on manual processes while using AutoCAD MEP to develop lighting designs. If yours…

MEP Force Virtual House Party Recipe Guide

17 September 2020All, MEPCD

Although our house party needed to be virtual this year, we didn't miss any opportunities to share ideas, thoughts, and…

MEP Force Virtual 2020 Sets Records

10 September 2020All, MEP, Press ReleaseTodd Weyandt

With consistent high engagement for keynotes and breakout sessions, participants from six countries in four continents reported the event felt…

MEP Force 2020 Takeaways, Day 2

2 September 2020All, MEPCarol Dunn

Guests James Simpson, Travis Voss, Nathan Wood, and Rob McKinney talked about their top takeaways for the day.

MEP Force 2020 Takeaways, Day 1

1 September 2020All, MEPCarol Dunn

the MEP trades are positioned to be true leaders because upwards of 60% of most jobs involves trades work

Virtual MEP Force Expecting Over 1,100 MEP Professionals

28 August 2020MEP, Press ReleaseTodd Weyandt

over 1,100 mechanical, electrical and plumbing trade professionals expected to participate in the three-half-days online event beginning August 31

The 3 Best Reasons for Connecting with MEP Industry Peers

21 August 2020All, MEPCarol Dunn

there were strangers who gladly offered to help me become more successful at my job, and they were motivated simply…

MEP Masterminds: Mentoring Across Generations & Skills

8 June 2020All, MEPCD

Books are “a great way to get information,” but experience is one of the best teachers.

Transition to Revit with MEP Mastermind James Simpson

25 May 2020All, MEP, RevitCD

In a sense, adopting Autodesk Revit is and was about that “light bulb” moment when an individual sees how Revit…

MEP Force Will Be Virtually Cool

11 May 2020All, MEP, Press ReleaseCarol Dunn

MEP Force has been a great gathering event for MEP industry leaders to learn from other industry leaders about new…

Applied Software Announces Virtual MEP Force

11 May 2020All, MEP, Press ReleaseTodd Weyandt

MEP Force conference has been upgraded to a virtual event in 2020, making attendance possible for a much broader audience.

MEP to the Front, Pt. 4 – Creating a BIM Process

23 January 2020All, BIM, MEPCarol Dunn

BIM adoption continues to increase, with almost 75% of companies surveyed using a BIM process by the end of 2018.…

MEP to the Front, Pt. 3: Doing Things Right vs. Fast

9 January 2020All, BIM, MEPCarol Dunn

Overton suggested worrying less about doing things fast and more about doing them right.

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