How to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIM

How to Improve Project Efficiencies with BIM

Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been a buzz word in the industry for the past decade. In 2011, 13 percent of people in the building industry were aware of and using BIM. That rose to 62 percent in 2017, according to the National BIM Report 2017 published by NBS. The number of industry professionals who were neither aware of nor using BIM decreased from 43 percent in 2011 to only 3 percent in 2017.

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Glass-Related Construction on the Rise

Glass-Related Construction on the Rise

Construction spending increased in most building sectors relevant to the glass and glazing industry, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The value of construction put in place, at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, in nonresidential construction edged up 0.1 percent from January to February and 1.3 percent from February 2017

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Getting to Know Our New Senior Consultant, Paul Griese

Getting to Know Our New Senior Consultant, Paul Griese

Wheaton Sprague Building Envelope is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Griese, as Senior Design Consultant for our Building Envelope Consulting Division. Paul hails most recently from a position as Project Manager for Fabbrica where he managed unitized curtain wall projects with material sourcing from international vendors, involving major developers, architects, and top envelope consultants. His past experience includes nine years with Curtain Wall Design Consulting.

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Building Envelope Commissioning

Building Envelope Commissioning

The purpose of this Glass Information Bulletin is to acquaint those associated with the glazing industry with the impact Building Envelope Commissioning (“BECx”) can and will have as commissioning is implemented in construction projects. BECx is a process intended to verify through standards and testing that the materials, components, and systems that make up the building envelope achieve the objectives and meet the performance requirements of the owner.

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