All signs point to sustainability, safety and BIM technology when it comes to future success in the HVAC industry. But where do you begin? And most importantly, how do you keep building on what you’re already doing? Steve Jones — director of industry insights and research for Dodge Data & Analytics and keynote speaker at this year’s AEC BuildTech (April 30-May 2) — shows you the way forward to the future.
Daikin North America LLC announced the launch of BIM portal, a web-portal selector of Revit and CAD files for Daikin brand products, including VRV, Sky-Air, single- and multi-zone systems, rooftop units, and light commercial split systems. This database-driven, web-based selector enhances the customer experience by generating Revit files and CAD drawings on the fly.
The National Institute of Building Sciences has completed development of a new guideline to help building owners and their design teams utilize building information modeling (BIM). The National BIM Guide for Owners (NBGO) draft is now available for public review and comment until Oct. 31.
According to a new white paper from the Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), everyone in the construction industry has a different definition of BIM, and many in the sheet metal industry have not adopted it “because they lack a clear, practical understanding of what BIM could mean to them.”
Will help contractors in understanding and implementing BIM, 3D design and visualization, and more
June 30, 2016
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Autodesk, a leading global 3D design and engineering software company, have announced a strategic partnership to enable construction professionals to work smarter by harnessing digital solutions to increase productivity, reduce redundancy, and eliminate waste.
Building management system security is an important issue
May 23, 2016
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Conference and Exhibition was dominated by talks on building management system (BMS) security and the influence of occupant behavior on building performance.
Offers sharing of 3-D models between general contractors and subcontractors to reduce errors and time during bidding process
February 4, 2016
iSqFt and Assemble Systems announced that they have agreed to a strategic partnership that will integrate their respective commercial construction solutions to allow for the sharing of building information models (BIM).
In this issue, we take a comprehensive look at the future of social media, SEO, apps, and more and how they can affect your contracting business. We also look at new home automation and zoning products and trends that will benefit your customers in terms of comfort and convenience.
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