Author: Shawn Simmons

Building Industries Virtual Construction Has Revolutionized

What if you could foresee every possible issue in a building project before construction started? What if your plans could be digitally mapped to the smallest detail before work began? What if having this knowledge could save tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands, in unknown costs? That’s what BIM...

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3 Ways To Save Contractors & Subcontractors Money 

Utilizing BIM for accurate pricing, through planning,  and detailed documentation. Your primary goal with every job is to make money, right? You want to offer the best quality service while keeping your crew on schedule and on budget. That’s construction 101. I get it. What many contractors and subcontractors don’t...

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Defining BIM, CAD, & VDC

The world of construction is full of abbreviations and acronyms. In this industry, we speak our own language. How many times, while telling a story about work to family or friends, do you stop to define an abbreviation or acronym your co-workers would know instantly?  If you’re in the industry,...

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Robotic Layout: Improving Productivity, Saving Time and Money

  Time is money. Have you ever heard that saying? Of course you have. We all have. In the construction business, it’s the first commandment. Hourly employees, deadlines, job schedules, good use and management of time is how our jobs are either profitable or total catastrophes. If you can save...

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BIM Case Studies Across the US

Maximizing space and collaboration, minimizing waste and costs Space is always an issue. That’s what is always at the heart of every BIM project. What space is available? What needs to go into that space? How can we make those two things work together?  BIM, ultimately, is about implementing the...

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BIM Implementation and Workflow: Finding The Right Fit

  When you need BIM shop drawings, or it’s time to work with a BIM Coordinator, are you considering outsourcing the project or hiring and expanding your employee base? If outsourcing, do you know what questions to ask before making that hire? Once you’ve made that hire, do you know...

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BIM, Bots, and Deep Thoughts

How Integrated Design Became The Industry Leader in BIM Coordination Welcome to the Integrated Design blog! I’m excited to get started. In the coming months, here is where you can find my thoughts on things like: All things BIM coordination, such as how to can be implemented, what it can...

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