Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been used to reduce risk on projects in the commercial construction industry for over 15 years. Effective BIM coordination most commonly reduces risk by identifying trade clashes before construction starts. To get the most value out of your BIM, look at the data inside the models. Here are three places to start. Today, there … Read More
AGC Awards McKenney’s 1st Place in Specialty Contractor Category. McKenney’s has won another major award from the Associated of General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia). The company has been recognized as a 2022 first place winner in the Specialty Contractor category of the AGC Build Georgia Award, an annual competition to highlight member firms and projects that demonstrate excellence in … Read More
At McKenney’s the systems we install are becoming more complicated by the day; it is not uncommon for service and accessibility to fall by the wayside during system layout. We are often asked to squeeze our ductwork and piping into a very crowded ceiling. Once other trades install their devices, it can become a challenge to come back to our … Read More
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent process that makes the planning, design, and construction of buildings highly collaborative and efficient. A range of professionals involved in a project including developers, architects, engineers, and contractors can design a structure within a 3D model. Information from the model allows those driving the project to make more informed decisions. When changes are … Read More
There is one formula that directly impacts project success for trade contractors: Success = BIM x Prefabrication High-quality BIM and well-executed fabrication mitigate many project risks and remove variability in the construction process resulting in success. One thing you can do to ensure BIM and Prefabrication work together is leverage technology to connect them. The quality of project coordination and … Read More
Are you interested in maximizing the overall productivity of your BIM team? Keep reading to find out four specific actions that you can take to improve your remote team’s productivity through accountability, technology, and communications! BIM professionals are uniquely impacted by working from home. Many were already familiar with virtual meetings long before the COVID-19 pandemic began. Often, BIM professionals … Read More
Would you like to increase the value of BIM in your projects, business, and for your customers? In the last post of our BIM blog series, The Five Essential Actions to Ensure BIM Success, we listed the tasks that are necessary to ensure success in the BIM process. Next, we will discuss the four pitfalls that should be absolutely avoided … Read More
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail” is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. This is true in many aspects of the BIM planning process. This blog focuses on Five Essential Actions which when taken, can help you and your team gain more clarity on expectations, ensure that the BIM effort is a success, and ultimately … Read More
Beneficial uses for augmented reality (AR) in commercial and industrial settings are growing. AR hardware manufacturers and software developers continue to identify new applications for these tools. As the tools improve, business leaders must evaluate whether right now is the time to invest. I believe that it is not the right time to invest in AR… yet.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is poised to make an impact on VDC efforts throughout the construction industry. With the introduction of low code and no code AI, your business will have opportunities to optimize designs, reduce schedules, and increase value. Here are three reasons to start exploring AI with BIM right now.