Monday, June 6, 2016

The Jobsite of Tomorrow : A Collaboration of Solution Providers

Autodesk University is a great experience for anyone working in or with Autodesk software to get a glimpse of what the future will hold for their industries. The show features engineering, rendering, and manufacturing software with a growing field of construction solutions. GTP had one of the largest booths in the building at 20’x60’ which is quite a canvas to showcase our company and our offerings. The problem we found is that one of our greatest offerings is flexibility and collaboration. As a channel partner, vendor, consultant and software developer, we found ourselves trying to capture not only the products that we provide, but also who we are working with and what we’re doing to help bring solutions to the field. As a software company we have a great means of capturing what we can do with software, and we don’t aspire to trying to take over the BIM market, so how do we show that GTP Solutions not only work with your existing tools and workflows? We bring everyone in on the “Jobsite of Tomorrow”

Monday, May 23, 2016

Future of the Industry : Getting ahead on wire pull documentation

No electrical contractor wants to snap a wire. It can be a safety issue to the worker, you lose material, you lose productivity. At the same time, you will be hard pressed to find someone who is not looking to minimize pull locations. Moving the crew, moving the equipment with each additional pull point adds a very real cost to the number of locations you’ll be pulling at. Recently, we’re hearing of a growing trend of building owners requiring documentation and planning of wire pulls. One major upside to this trend is that the jobs that are pushing for documentation are the bigger, more power intensive jobs, the kind of jobs that will likely make use of BIM.

Monday, May 9, 2016

BIM Modelers: Project Managers of the Future

All too often we will find that the resources in organizations are being spread thin and the days of owning just one hat are long gone. Responsibility is shared as are the consequences, so it only seems fitting that team members should be, to some degree, interchangeable. Some people will wear those hats better than others and some will choose to just wear the hat that they like most. What I am saying here is that people are different and thus do not deserve the same benchmarks. What this also says is that the right person for the job may already work in your organization and maybe just maybe is standing by for an opportunity.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Revit Conduit not functioning the way you hoped?

So you’re an electrical contractor that has made the switch to Revit. You’re excited about the simplified one-model approach, you’re looking forward to utilizing the schedules for material takeoffs and forecasting, and you’re looking forward to seeing how this new tool will improve your workflows. Revit is a more robust platform with greater capabilities that those offered by AutoCAD, but as an electrical contractor, it won’t take long to realize that there are some holes in the software that can make getting useful information from the model difficult.