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Sheet Metal: More than Measure and Snip

Contractors Saving Time and Material with New Technology and Equipment
By Matt Bishop
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While the use of new technology has created a few issues for contractors, it’s a necessary adaptation sheet metal contractors must make.


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April 7, 2014: New IFMA Conference to Focus on BIM

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The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) is presenting a new one-day conference specifically designed to address building information modeling (BIM) for owners, facility managers, and service providers.


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Building Matters: Power to the Supply Chain

Energy-Efficiency Monitoring Transcends Worldwide
By Bruce Bisset
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Building engineering service firms still have a lot of work to do to adapt the way we work and make sure we are fit for the challenges ahead. 


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Dec. 17, 2013: Autodesk Expands Building Information Modeling Capabilities

Tools Extend BIM from Conceptual Design to Construction
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Autodesk Inc. unveiled several new technologies for building information modeling (BIM) at its annual user conference, Autodesk University. With these announcements, Autodesk said it continues to extend BIM value across the full lifecycle of the built environment.


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Dec. 3, 2013: ABC and Synergis Team to Deliver BIM Training for Contractors

Training Is Part of a Larger Effort Known as Project Virtual
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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced a collaboration with Synergis Engineering Design Solutions, a provider of Autodesk products, to bring building information modeling (BIM) training to ABC contractor members to help make them more productive, efficient, and profitable.


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Nov. 14, 2013: MCAA Releases Achieving MEP Spatial Coordination Through BIM

Guide to Help Contractors Utilize Building Information Modeling
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The Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) has announced the release of Achieving MEP Spatial Coordination Through BIM – A Guide for Specialty Contractors, a tripartite effort led by MCAA.


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Jan. 26, 2012: Trimble Acquires Plancal to Expand Its BIM to Field Solutions for Contractors

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Trimble announced that it has acquired privately-held Plancal of Horgen, Switzerland.Trimble said the acquisition of Plancal broadens its BIM to Field solutions for MEP and HVAC contractors to automate project estimating and management, modeling, detailing, layout and construction.


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Dec. 26, 2011: Autodesk Combines BIM With Cloud and Mobile Computing

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Autodesk Inc. announced that it has brought the power of cloud computing, mobile computing, and building information modeling (BIM) together. The company introduced a BIM solution that it said will significantly improve how architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) project team members connect, collaborate, and communicate.


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Uponor Inc.: BIM Fittings, Multiports, Valves

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Autodesk® Seek, the online source for product specifications and building information modeling (BIM) for building design, now features Uponor’s parts in its database library. By searching ‘Uponor’ in Autodesk Seek, design professionals can gain access to information on more than 70 of the manufacturer’s parts.


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Nov. 22, 2011: Autodesk Acquires MAP Software to Add to Its BIM Portfolio

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Autodesk Inc. announced that it has acquired Micro Application Packages Limited (MAP Software), a United Kingdom-based provider of CAD, CAM, and estimating software that supports fabrication and construction for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) industry.


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