BIM Means Business | Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors-WI

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 14, 2016 6:54:00 AM

The Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors \ Master Plumbers - Wisconsin Association released my BIM Article for their Summer 2014 magazine. (View article on Pages 10-12)

Download: BIM Competency Delivers Competitive Advantages | Summer 2014

Plumbing_Heating_Cooling_Contractors_PHCC_Bradley_BIM_Article_2014_July

The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

(1) BIM Design-Construction Mandates (Public & Private)

(2) BIM’s Core Support for Digital Design, Construction & Maintenance Processes

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Skanska Revit-MEP Prefabrication | New Assembly Line Efficiency

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 6, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Similar to Henry Ford's revolutionary assembly line processes; BIM processes are reshaping the MEP design and construction (manufacturing) processes for facility projects.

Ford's automated automobile assembly-line process; reduced labor time & costs, while reducing material waste with modular, standardized parts.

Sheer production of the Model T dramatically increased. The production time for a single car dropped from over twelve hours to just 93 minutes due to the introduction of the assembly line.

Skanska Construction's BIM MEP Prefabrication construction processes are highlighted online via Tradeline with an insightful, visual article;

Building Blocks: Offsite Prefabrication Saves Time and Money -- Compressed Work Schedules, Worker Safety, and Access to Constrained Sites Top Benefits

Several maturing, project delivery processes are integrated to produce more efficient, 'manufacturing-oriented' design and construction processes.

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Topics: automobile assembly line, Skanska Construction, Government Revit BIM, Bradley BIM, Ford assembly line, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, design and construction, Revit-BIM Trends, design build institute of america, Owners Revit BIM, Lean Construction, bim mep prefabrication

5 Evolving Roles as BIM Project Partner | Bradley BIM Initiative

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Apr 4, 2016 3:16:00 PM

The Bradley BIM Initiative (founded in 2009) achieved five (5) new milestones for serving architects, engineers, contractors and facility owners using BIM processes and Revit. In 2014, Bradley BIM expanded its roles into these five (5) processes:

1) BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication

2) Revit Content Interoperability (Bentley)

3) Revit Model Data Standards

4) Design-Build | Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) with an Expanded Digital Toolset

5) Revit As-built Model | General Contractor Collaboration

1) BIM for MEP General Contractor (GC) Prefabrication

In late 2013, I visited several BIM-based MEP GC fabricators; that were using Bradley TMV and re-circulation stations models in their CADmep plumbing fabrications. One firm was constructing one of the nation's largest corporate facility projects. Throughout 2014, we confirmed national MEP GC\Fabricators using Bradley Revit models.

In early 2015, Bradley TMV, re-circulation mixing stations, dialysis boxes and shower valve Revit models will be configured & available --to serve both SysQue (Revit) and CADmep (AutoCAD) for plumbing fabrication clients.

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BIM Means Business | Plumbing Engineer Magazine - ASPE

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Mar 1, 2016 10:27:00 AM

The Plumbing Engineer Magazine | The official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) released my BIM Article for their July 2014 magazine. (View article on Page 114)

View Online: BIM Means Business | The Impact of BIM | July 2014 Edition

Download Article: Bradley_BIM_Means_Business_Plumbing_Engineer_2014_July

The article outlines at least 2 reasons that Building Information Modeling (BIM) processes; are determining the winners and leaders in both the plumbing design and contracting markets.

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Topics: bim means business, building information modeling, bim mandate, American Society of Plumbing Engineers, bim for plumbing contractor, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, Plumbing Heating-Cooling Contractors - Wisconsin A, Revit Training-Education, revit for plumbing contractor, Revit-BIM Trends, aspe, bim for plumbing design, revit for fabrication, revit plumbing fixture family

Visit Bradley-Keltech AHR Expo Booth #3072 | Orlando Jan 25-27 | Revit Library

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jan 19, 2016 7:18:19 AM

Bradley-Keltech Industrial Group is featuring the Keltech Commercial Electric Tankless Water Heater Models for Geo-Thermal, Solar Water Heating and several other commercial applications in Booth #3072 at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, FL | January 25-27 2016.

Activate Map & Locate Bradley-Keltech AHR Booth #3072

The Keltech Revit Model Library is located in the Bradley Revit Library (1,000 models).

Bradley BIM for MEP Prefabrication

The Bradley BIM Initiative has partnered with SysQue to provide “prefabrication-ready” Bradley product BIM files for both both;

  • SysQue (Revit MEP format \ RFA) and
  • Autodesk Fabrication (AutoCAD format \ DWG-ITM).

This includes Bradley TMV, re-circulation mixing stations, dialysis boxes and shower valve models will are configured to serve both;

  • SysQue (Revit) [AHR Booth #5187]and
  • CADmep (AutoCAD) [AHR Booth #5325] for plumbing fabrication clients.

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Download Integrated Project Delivery Survey | Take IPD Survey

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Oct 16, 2015 5:55:10 AM

The Integrated Project Delivery Alliance sponsored an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Survey-Report conducted by the University of Minnesota, titled:

REPORT | PERFORMANCE, EXPECTATIONS, & FUTURE USE

This IPD survey remains open until September 15, 2016 to increase the number of responses. Take the survey and add your IPD Project experience to their results here:

>>> Take IPD Survey Here. <<<

The entire survey, both quantitative and qualitative input, should take you four to six minutes to complete. The survey will also request your use of BIM within the IPD process.

Visit : Bradley BIM Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Page

Download: Bradley Design-Build | IPD | EPC Resource Guide

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Topics: building information modeling, bim for design build, Integrated Project Delivery, revit for construction, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, Revit-BIM Trends, Owners Revit BIM, modular building institute

Download McGraw-Hill Construction Safety Management BIM Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 26, 2014 5:10:42 AM

Download 50-page BIM Report:

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Topics: bim construction safety, download smart bim market report, McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Survey, Government Revit BIM, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, bim construction safety planning, bim cloud computing, construction prefabrication, download smart market report, Owners Revit BIM, bim mep prefabrication, mobile cloud technology

Download McGraw-Hill Lean Construction-BIM Report

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 24, 2013 1:00:59 PM

The Lean Construction Institute (LCI) teamed with McGraw-Hill on a survey of the construction environment regarding the use of Lean Construction across the industry.

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Topics: building information modeling, download smart bim market report, McGraw-Hill SmartMarket BIM Survey, lean construction institute, Construction Revit BIM, bim modular prefabrication, Revit-BIM Trends, mcgraw hill smart market bim report, how to implement revit, lean manufacturing, Owners Revit BIM, Lean Construction

Modular Construction | University-Industry Partners In Education

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 19, 2013 3:09:00 AM

Four major trending Design + Construction processes;

  1. Building Information Modeling (BIM),
  2. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD),
  3. Design-Build and
  4. Green + Sustainable

-- are combining their strengths with the value of Modular and Prefabrication Construction processes.

MBI has implemented the first steps to integrate these processes into the learning platforms of education, to build a stronger industry workforce.

The Modular Building Institute launched their new MBI US and Canadian Modular Construction Educational Foundations website.

The website provides great resources on modular and information on MBI Partners in Education program.

The Foundations are establishing partnerships with institutions of higher learning in North America to help educate the rising generation of professionals about the benefits of modular construction.

The Partnerships range from $2500 to $10,000 per year. Benefits to the schools include scholarships, instructional support, in-kind donations, and travel to World of Modular.

If your school or modular building company would like to join these university or industry partners, complete & return the expression of interest form on this MBI Foundation Partners Page.

Greenbuild 2013 Event

The Pedia-Pod Modular Unit A state of the art pediatric building module will be completely constructed off site and installed at Greenbuild 2013.

Built in collaboration with BD&C, this fully functional module will be displayed at this year’s Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia, showcasing the greener way to build with Modular Construction.

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Topics: building information modeling, Integrated Project Delivery, Modular Prefabrication, bim modular prefabrication, Revit Training-Education, Revit-BIM Trends, modular design process, Modular Construction Educational Foundations, construction prefabrication, modular building institute, modular construction partners in education

Greenbuild | Pedia-Pod Modular Pediatric Patient Unit

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Nov 17, 2013 9:19:11 AM

The Pedia-Pod -- A state of the art pediatric building module will be completely constructed off site and installed at Greenbuild 2013. Built in collaboration with BD&C, this fully functional module will be displayed at this year’s Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia, showcasing the greener way to build with Modular Construction.

Building Design + Construction (BD+C) provides the background information behind 'Pedia-Pod, 'BD+C's modular pediatric patient unit at Greenbuild:

View BD+C Slideshow of Construction Process

Example of Prefabrication + Modular Construction Processes for a Hospital.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=rEgjRUsB8jM

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