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Internet of Things (IoT) Adoption is Accelerating

Internet of Things (IoT) Adoption is Accelerating

Jeff McDonald
Two years ago, I was introduced to my first IoT experience: A power sensing and analytics technology called Panoramic Power. This product is unique as it allows metering of amperage and power factor via clip-on current transformers that self-power and transmit data via Bluetooth.
Technology: Making it Work in the Field

Technology: Making it Work in the Field

Matt Edwards
While we all have access to today’s great technology, it is truly only worth what we make of it. Without proper implementation, each device is only a different sized paperweight.  CRB utilizes iPhones, iPads, numerous applications and VDC kiosks in the field in order to drastically improve collaboration, installation and safety during the construction processes. This gives our construction engineers, superintendents and trade contractors the resources necessary to stay on-site.
A building information model color coded to show piping, framing and mechanical systems.

A Practical Approach to BIM/VDC - Spatial Allocation

Matt Edwards
Traditional 2D design workflow previously involved drawing detailed sections that forced us to physically look at spatial allocation. As processes have become more automated, design teams have begun to rely on each other for coordination. This has a tendency to remove the planning process at the beginning of the job, where spatial allocation was previously addressed.
A Practical Approach to BIM/VDC - Workflow

A Practical Approach to BIM/VDC - Workflow

Matt Edwards
BIM (Building Information Model) and VD+C (Virtual Design and Construction) have become industry buzzwords that have many different meanings depending upon who you ask.  This, I find, is mostly due to the perception and expectations of our clients. Some have had bad experiences in the past, which can lead to hesitations in fully adopting BIM on future projects.