Homebuilders are increasingly adopting building information modeling (BIM) for use in their design and planning processes. BIM has many benefits for both homebuilders and buyers. Here are 5 best practices for using BIM to improve the custom homebuilding experience.
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On-screen takeoff software can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to calculate materials and labor requirements. To efficiently calculate project needs with digital files, however, contractors need a takeoff program with a well-structured user interface (UI). Here are our five favorite construction takeoff UIs.
There are many different criteria you can use to vet a contractor for a project, such as asking for customer references and checking their history with the Better Business Bureau. However, there’s another measure you can use: asking contractors what type of construction project management tool they use.
Last year, we surveyed contractors, estimators, building owners and others about their estimating processes and the technologies they use to improve them. To start 2013, we’d like to know about your construction project management best practices. Help us development an industry benchmark report by filling out this survey.
In 2009, we published an article on how to track LEED credits with project management software. Back then, tracking LEED credits was a new feature in general construction project management systems. Today, there are now software solutions designed specifically to help construction firms track their LEED credits.
Finding a construction job may be getting easier. A June 2012 report by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) identified 20 states that are adding construction jobs. To help individuals understand what kinds of jobs are being created, I recently caught up with Ken Simonson, Chief Economist at AGC.
Over the last few months we have polled contractors, estimators, building owners and many others about their estimating processes. Here, in our first Construction Estimating Benchmark Report, we share our findings. These benchmarks allow you to compare your estimating processes against industry standards.
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