ConstructionPro Week, Volume: 6 - Issue: 13 - 03/31/2017

Construction Blog Highlights

This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:

 

BIM Implementation Guidance

In a recent article at the Aconex Blog, Frank Weiss notes that BIM Level 2 compliance became a prerequisite for bidding on certain public projects in the UK, with other countries are following suit.  Additionally, there’s the possibility that BIM Level 3 is in the future.  The reason is simple – BIM has the potential to reduce lifecycle costs and carbon footprint by over 20%, in addition to improving a project’s completion time, quality and safety.  In this very informative post, Weiss provides guidance on how to manage the cultural issues to achieve a smooth BIM implementation.  Click here for the full article.

 

8 Tips to Double Your Net Profits

Adding to our ongoing coverage of business practices to reduce risk and improve profits is George Hedley’s post at the Construction Business Owner blog site.  Stop using low-balling subs/suppliers, increase your supervision budget and six other tips can be found here.

 

Smart City - Construction and Connectivity

Smart cities and smart corridors are two terms defining an important element of construction in our near future.  Contractors will want to learn more about developing connectivity expertise as they plan for future growth.  Check out Jennifer Seward’s excellent post on the subject at the ENR blog here.

 

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