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.