Computers & Software http://ecmweb.com/taxonomy/term/6611/more en BIM, BAM, BOOM! http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It doesn&rsquo;t seem all that long ago when we mentioned the topic of building information modeling (BIM), we did so with an eye to the future. There were just a handful of the largest, most progressive contractors/designers using this technology on really big and complex projects. But in the last five years or so, this quickly started to change.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/industry-viewpoint">Industry Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/blog/bim-bam-boom#comments Computers & Software Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Industry Viewpoint Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:44:00 +0000 40281 at http://ecmweb.com Five Ways to Unleash the Power of BIM http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/five-ways-unleash-power-bim <div class="field-byline"> By Amy Fischbach, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Paper plans and tape measures were once staples on a construction site. Today, however, firms that aren’t arming their employees with the latest electronic tools and leveraging the power of building information modeling (BIM) may be losing out on work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/five-ways-unleash-power-bim" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/five-ways-unleash-power-bim#comments Computers & Software Contractor Design Ops & Maintenance Silver Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:44:00 +0000 40201 at http://ecmweb.com BIM and Prefabrication Keep Hospital Project on the Fast Track http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/bim-and-prefabrication-keep-hospital-project-fast-track <div class="field-byline"> By Amy Fischbach, Freelance Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Faith Technologies completes $15-million contract for all of the power and distribution, lighting, and fire alarm systems work for Mercy Health-West Hospital in Ohio</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/bim-and-prefabrication-keep-hospital-project-fast-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/project-spotlight/bim-and-prefabrication-keep-hospital-project-fast-track#comments Computers & Software Project Spotlight Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:17:00 +0000 35901 at http://ecmweb.com Planning, estimating, and management software http://ecmweb.com/product-day/planning-estimating-and-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">The company has announced data integration capabilities between a variety of its planning, estimating, and management software applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/product-day/planning-estimating-and-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/product-day/planning-estimating-and-management-software#comments Computers & Software Product of the Day Thu, 26 Sep 2013 23:18:00 +0000 35241 at http://ecmweb.com Ponemon Survey Finds Data Center Outages Still an Issue http://ecmweb.com/news/ponemon-survey-finds-data-center-outages-still-issue <div class="node-body article-body">Majority of respondents to national survey say they would rather walk barefoot over hot coals than have their data center go down</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/ponemon-survey-finds-data-center-outages-still-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/ponemon-survey-finds-data-center-outages-still-issue#comments Computers & Software Energy Efficiency News Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:33:00 +0000 34581 at http://ecmweb.com Schneider Electric Brings in Customers to Shake Down Its New Software http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/schneider-electric-brings-customers-shake-down-its-new-software <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electrical contractors, distributors, and OEMs gather in Chicago to get first look at company's new quote-generation app</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/schneider-electric-brings-customers-shake-down-its-new-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/schneider-electric-brings-customers-shake-down-its-new-software#comments Computers & Software Galleries Contractor Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:04:00 +0000 34601 at http://ecmweb.com Rosendin Electric Named to InfoWeek 500 for Innovation in Mobile Technology http://ecmweb.com/news/rosendin-electric-named-infoweek-500-innovation-mobile-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical contractor harnesses consumer technologies, Cloud services, and mobile applications to streamline construction operations</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/news/rosendin-electric-named-infoweek-500-innovation-mobile-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/news/rosendin-electric-named-infoweek-500-innovation-mobile-technology#comments Computers & Software Contractor News Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:54:00 +0000 34541 at http://ecmweb.com How to Eliminate Blind Spots in Electrical Drawings http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/how-eliminate-blind-spots-electrical-drawings <div class="field-byline"> By Jason Wyenberg, P.E., Interstates Engineering, Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The benefits of maintaining electrical documentation</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/how-eliminate-blind-spots-electrical-drawings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/computers-amp-software/how-eliminate-blind-spots-electrical-drawings#comments Computers & Software Contractor Design Thu, 15 Aug 2013 19:09:00 +0000 33591 at http://ecmweb.com Data Center Efficiency Trends http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/data-center-efficiency-trends <div class="field-byline"> By Beck Ireland, Staff Writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As data centers increase capacity, can they use less energy?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/data-center-efficiency-trends" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ecmweb.com/energy-efficiency/data-center-efficiency-trends#comments Computers & Software Energy Efficiency Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:10:00 +0000 32611 at http://ecmweb.com Designers Stress Importance of Early Energy Modeling http://ecmweb.com/green-building/designers-stress-importance-early-energy-modeling <div class="node-body article-body">In a new feature available to members of BuildingGreen, <i>Environmental Building News</i> stresses the importance of modeling “early” and “often” for the biggest savings in energy and costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://ecmweb.com/green-building/designers-stress-importance-early-energy-modeling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 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