Improving the preconstruction process relies on process automation, which runs on precise information provided by BIM and VDC.
February 5, 2024
Construction technology continues to advance, including preconstruction processes. Building information modeling and virtual design construction gather critical information and effectively communicate it to project stakeholders, significantly increasing prefabrication’s success rate.
What started as a one-man shop first known for its fleet of brown Datsuns is now at the forefront of construction technologies.
February 5, 2024
Williams Plumbing and Heating, a one-man shop founded in 1979 and first known for its fleet of brown Datsuns is now at the forefront of construction technologies. The company also encourages new talent to join the field throughWilliams Academy.
Engineering a new habitat for the Smithsonian National Zoo’s Bird House
with efficient water systems and an innovative HVAC design.
January 8, 2024
The Smithsonian Institution’s Bird House at the National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute underwent a six-year, $69 million project to upgrade the space with efficient water systems and an innovative HVAC design. More than 170 individual birds representing 70-plus species are on view.
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, a domestic manufacturer of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings for plumbing applications, held the grand opening of a new $460 million state-of-the-art foundry in Oakboro, N.C. on October 26, 2023.
If you’ve never been viewed on camera before, getting media training to ensure you look and sound professional while sharing your expertise is a good idea. Make sure to jot down some notes about what you want to say, but don’t script it. Practicing on camera can illustrate areas where you need to improve.
Artificial intelligence is a tool you can use in your business to find patterns — in service calls, technician performance, and even truck maintenance. However, ask the right questions and use common sense to determine if the answers are correct.
When customers call with an emergency — especially after business hours — you need a system to determine if it truly is an urgent situation. If it is, how do you determine what technician to send? An option to control after-hours chaos is to give that privilege to service agreement program members.
Keep an open mind when approaching potential boiler replacement projects. You do your customers a disservice when you don’t offer the premium option, only the low-cost one. Not every customer is willing or able to invest in the absolute best solution, but none will if you don’t offer it.
The United States experienced extreme weather, causing fatalities, injuries and billions of dollars in damage last year. Our clean energy transition will require re-evaluating energy technologies to determine what should be funded or scrapped.
This city, which prides itself on progressive, bold and community-centered ideas, uses geothermal and thermal energy networks to help reach its goal of 100 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.