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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4 Reasons We Love Autodesk Revit

We're hardly alone in our love of Autodesk Revit. The software is recognized throughout the industry as the gold standard for BIM design.In addition to its compatibility with other popular…

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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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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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