Benefits of Laser Scanning

What is one of the most “forgotten” obstacles when it comes to fitting MEP systems in a building? If you guessed joists & trusses, you are correct. How do they…

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Outstanding Apprentice: Kyle Anderson

Posted by: SMACNA AZ | 10 SEPT 2018Kyle Anderson, recent graduate of the Arizona Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, exemplifies the high standards and benefits provided by SMART Local 359 and its…

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The Importance of Quality Fabrication Drawings

Though not as frequently referred to or prioritized as construction drawings, fabrication drawings have a crucial role in construction projects that should not be overlooked. Obtaining or producing quality fabrication…

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What Does a CAD Manager Do?

Any business or project employing teams of people benefits from sound management. CAD work within a design company or on a construction project is no different. But what exactly does…

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What Is Laser Scanning?

Also referred to as high-definition surveying or HDS, laser scanning is a method of mapping positional data of a site. Laser scanning is a highly efficient way to perform the…

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BIM Detailing

This article assumes a basic working knowledge of what BIM is and how it is used in the construction industry. To learn more about BIM, please read our article, What Is…

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What Is BIM?

Building information modeling, BIM, is the process of modeling a construction project or existing structure in a 3D software environment. However, BIM goes much further than this. The “information” is…

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