We share our insights to educate our clients, team members, and the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry. We believe well-informed clients and teammates make better decisions.
In our content, we discuss build industry trends, ways to maximize project budgets, and different facets of engineering and construction. Please enjoy and let us know if you have any questions or want to discuss any topics more in-depth, including how they may pertain to your specific projects or construction challenges.
Building information modeling (BIM) is a tool for designing buildings and other structures. As the name suggests, it’s a software-driven process whereby we create a highly detailed digital 3D model. This approach is different from and better than CAD because it’s 3D. We can place each component or design element precisely in three dimensions and avoid “collisions” or “clashing.” The Problem of Clashing Clashing happens when different components are set up to be in the same physical location. Usually we mean MEP components—mechanical, electrical, and plumbing. This problem has happened in the past when designers have had only 2D tools
Disney is one of the most iconic and admired brands that exists today. Apple, Tesla, and Nike are also in that same tier. When you utter any of those names, everyone recognizes it and knows what it stands for. Part of the aura of each company is building the team that can deliver on the promise of that mystique. This is where Disney truly stands out. Decades before Netflix and Amazon, Disney was producing beloved films, and then moved into creating theme parks that deliver the same magic. Creating those theme parks involved essentially building a new city from the
Wendy Hellstern, REX’s VP of Business Development, is a seasoned NASCC attendee. Each conference, she shares her picks for the top sessions for steel fabricators. Like past conferences, this year’s sessions are chock-full of great content and wonderful presenters, making Wendy’s selection extremely difficult. Wendy’s Top 5 Must-See Sessions for Steel Fabricators: 1) Advances in Stability Analysis 2) Delegated Design & The EOR 3) Economic Forecast: Trends You Need to Know About 4) The Impact of Connection Design and Detailing on Cost Productivity in Fabrication & Erection 5) Engineering the Means: Why Your Project Team Needs a Construction Engineer
Fast Track Construction is more than merely building quickly or overlapping each trades’ schedule, it is a construction methodology where construction begins before the design is finalized.