J.C. Cannistraro, a Massachusetts-based contractor that provides HVAC, fire protection and facilities maintenance services, explains how it used Fabrication CADmep and reality capture on a central utility plant upgrade—with great results.
“We generated several hundred spool sheets for this project. With support from Fabrication CADmep software, it took half the time to create these sheets than it would using 2D drafting software and the quality is much better.”
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The Hill Group (formerly Hill Mechanical) is a Chicago-based mechanical contractor. Members of the firm discuss why they implemented the full Fabrication software portfolio to seamlessly control the estimating, detailing and fabrication of MEP systems.
“It's an actual real-world 3D model, made up of fabricatable, purchaseable components, but that also carry the relevant estimating information with them so that as you remove or add parts and pieces virtually in the model, you're also adding and removing labour and material costs and other things that are involved in the final number.”
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Southland Industries is one of the largest building systems experts in the US. Company employees explain how they use Revit and Fabrication software to drive the design, detailing, fabrication and installation of MEP systems.
“Autodesk Fabrication bridges the gap between Autodesk Revit and construction; it gives us the ability to take our design-build concept and enter into that single-model software delivery method that we want to be in and have wanted to be in for years.”
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Kemnor Sure Group (KSG) is an MEP co-ordination and drafting company based in Sydney, Australia, that provides BIM services to many tier 1 and 2 contracting companies, as well as smaller design contractors. KSG staffers explain the benefits of using Fabrication software.
“Since we have started using Autodesk Fabrication, we have seen business grow between 20-25%, the staff base has grown between 15% and 20% and we're looking to add further staff over the next year and a half. We have actually won some projects recently based on the software and experience we have.”