Procore Unveils Industry-Leading Drawing Management Solution


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Procure launches free mobile drawing management app

Extranet Evolution

California, US-based SaaS construction application provider Procore Technologies has launched a free iOS and Android mobile drawing management application. CurrentSet by Procore helps ensure project teams work off the latest drawings, not outdated versions.

Understanding the lines Used in Architectural Drawings

The Constructor

The structure that is planned to be built is described by using lines, symbols and notes in architectural drawings. Read More at Understanding the. How To Guide

Inside the Risks of Construction Drawings: The Case of the Hourglass


Of all construction documents, construction drawings hold the most promise of communicating design intent, but also the greatest chance of missing that opportunity. construction management software construction drawings construction RFI

The Illusory Role of “Approved” Shop Drawings

Green Building Insider

A scene that plays out thousands of times a year, and sucks countless millions of dollars of damages and attorneys’ fees out of the pockets of owners, contractors, and subcontractors, goes something like this. Halfway through construction of a large apartment building, inspectors notice some minor racking of the frame in the face of unusually high wind. The project is suspended for additional inspection, and it turns out that some of the structural members are slightly undersized.

7 hip high-rise developments on the drawing board


In each issue of Building Design+Construction , we feature the latest new construction and renovation projects in our On the Drawing Board section.

Infrastructure Investment Plans Draw Construction's Attention

ENR Construction

As the presidential candidates step up their campaigns, they are talking up ambitious proposals to boost funding for transportation and other infrastructure

Step by Step Video Tutorial How to Create Shop Drawings and Rebar Schedules in Autodesk Revit 2015.

BIM & Beam

This video provides insight into how to use the Revit tools in the best way for creating complete shop drawings and final rebar schedules. Take a look at the partitioning, the numbering, the bar presentation, the multi-rebar annotation tools and more in action

Museum of Mayan Culture draws inspiration from temple design [slideshow]


Drawing inspiration from traditional temple architecture, a monolithic box will be perched atop blocks of stone, accompanied by staggered stone screens and overscaled loggias.

Enhanced Shop Drawings in Autodesk Revit 2015

BIM & Beam

In this video you can see these new features which enhance shop drawings for reinforced concrete structures. These features give you more accurate and more readable shop drawings

The Value of Construction Software


Job site trailers are filled to capacity with paperwork, the thumb drive with the latest drawing set can be easily lost, and teams are days behind schedule because they’re still trying to get sign-off on a key submittal or a response to an RFI.

Check Out Part 1 of Our Newest Project Management Guide


risk management project management drawing management From assessing risk to organizing documentation and ensuring that projects stay on schedule, project managers have a vast amount of responsibility and are crucial to the overall success of a project.

Who's afraid of the Big Bad BIM?: Is Drawing Dead?

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad BIM?

Is Drawing Dead? Is drawing dead? Of course not, drawing is a fundamental method of Human communication. There are tons of manuscripts that talk about the psychology of drawing. No, drawing is NOT dead. Is Drawing Dead? Is Drawing Dead?

Design culture in Dubai draws increased international attention


For many years, the UAE has set the global bar for iconic architecture—pushing the boundaries of aesthetics, technology, and delivery. With the articulation of the UAE Vision 2021 by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, that bar of excellence has been set even higher, ensuring that future design and development within the UAE be advanced through a framework of sustainability. And not only environmental sustainability, but also economic and cultural sustainability

The design of the Shanghai Planetarium draws inspiration from astronomical principles


The 420,000-gsf structure draws its inspiration from astronomical principles and is meant to present visitors with the experience of orbital motion. The design of the new Shanghai Planetarium is meant to celebrate the history of Chinese astronomy while also presenting the future ambitions of China’s space exploration program, according to the buildings architect, Ennead Architects.

The Cost of Rework and How to Prevent It


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The Constructor

Types of Drawings prepared by Structural Engineers There are four different types of drawing: 1) Structural Drawings 2) Reinforcement Drawings 3). Detailing Guide How To Guide

Construction Industry Looking to Draw in Recent Grads

Construction Equipment

. Construction is booming in Florida and local contractors are looking towards an untapped resource to fill the building labor shortage. In southwest Florida, BCB Homes is working with Collier County's Career & Technical Education Programs to expose recent high school grads to jobs and careers.

Should Designers Be Liable to Contractors for Drawing Errors?

Green Building Insider

By Bruce Jervis It has long been controversial: Should design professionals be directly liable to construction contractors for deficiencies in the drawings and specifications? Contractors cannot recover in negligence from design professionals for economic losses caused by errors in the drawings and specifications. Featured in this Week’s Construction Claims Advisor:Contractor Can’t Sue Designer for Drawing ErrorsSettlement Agreement Should Not Have Been Disclosed

Grassroots Coalition Seeks to Improve Digital Collaboration Starting with PDF Drawings

ENR Construction

By capturing and sharing best practices of design, build, inspect, and operate professionals looking to optimize digital handoffs, we hope to transform digital practices—as opposed to disrupt them

EPA-Corps Water Regulation Draws Praise, Criticism

ENR Construction

Opponents expected to continue to push to block it in Congress and in courts. Policy

A Case Study With McCownGordon


construction drawing management procore case study construction project management softwareFounded in 1999, McCownGordon provides construction management services throughout the Midwest and is considered one of the highest technology construction companies in the region.

Injunction Halting Federal Overtime Rule Draws Praise, Criticism

ENR Construction

The decision is third injunction issued by a Texas court on a range of Labor Dept. regulations

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The Benefit of Design/Build Phase I Drawings

Wolgast Corporation Blog

Early on, when we’re discussing the benefits of Design/Build with those who are skeptical, they have a difficult time accepting that they need to pay the nominal fee for the preliminary drawings (Phase I Design) so we can estimate the construction budget.

Ritchie Bros. Annual Orlando Auction Draws Buyers Betting on Growth

ENR Construction

The annual parade of heavy iron past the viewing stands at the Ritchie Bros. auction in Orlando, Fla., is often taken as a bellwether for the health of the equipment industry

Turn Revit drawings into hand sketches

What Revit Wants

Sometimes, you may want to make your Revit drawings look more like hand sketches - either to make your design look somewhat less concrete than it may already be, or simply for presentation purposes. In any case, I wanted an easier way to make my Revit drawings look sketchy. But we also want to make it easy to update the drawings if necessary. Some links that you may find helpful: Turn Revit into a hand sketch drawing. How to Render AutoCAD drawings for Presentations

EPA Nominees Clear Senate Committee, Draw Democrats' Flak

ENR Construction

Democrats' main targets are picks for EPA chemical-safety and air offices

Drawing Transportation Planning Inferences From Big Data

ENR Construction

A survey by a big data analytics company specializing in transportation planning underscores age bias and sluggish adoption of technology. Technology

HP SaaS drawing storage set to expand (and integrate?)

Extranet Evolution

Reprographic hardware corporation HP launched its SaaS-based cloud storage service, ePrint & Share nearly two years ago ( post ), and has continued to market itself to UK users ever since (I wrote about its Android app launch in May 2012 ).

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Some useful tips to read civil engineering drawings efficiently

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video tutorial sifts through the process for evaluating engineering drawing easily. In this video, some crucial topics like grid lines in civil engineering, problems found in the drawing, are explained briefly. In the video, a sample drawing is considered.

Construction Collaboration: PDF Secrets Part 3 – Large Format Drawings and Markups

Carol Hagen

Collaboration on large format construction drawings often has the expectation that all the team players have the same tools. Architects and engineers spend countless hours in AutoCad then share their drawings with the General Contractor.

Department store concept by OMA's Koolhaas, Alsaka draws inspiration from open-air Arab marketplaces


The Exhibition Hall , a retail concept planned in the 360° Mall in Kuwait City, will meld cultural and commerce spaces in a series of galleries reminiscent of the long passages of the souq—traditional, open-air marketplaces found in Arab cities. Image Gallery: read more. Architects Retail Centers

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Overlay Drawing PDFs Directly onto the 3D Model in Revizto

What Revit Wants

Now, we can directly view the drawing sheet (which is typically the contract document), in context with the live federated 3D model. The new sheet overlay feature in Revizto is one of the coolest things I've seen this year.

Toledo Drinking Water Crisis Draws Attention to National Issue

ENR Construction

Water crisis in Toledo puts spotlight on a national problem. Infrastructure

How to study column footing drawing for a structure

Construction Cost Estimating

This construction video offers detailed guidelines on how to check column footing drawing. AutoCAD Drawing Building Structure Design Concrete Column Design Design CAD Drawing Steel Structure Drawing structure Videos


Primavera Technology and Marketing Team Leaves Home

ENR Construction

Personnel shift between project management technology vendors draws attention

Revit Conferences Draw Near

Revit OpEd

Are you attending one, the other, or both conferences this year? Planning to attend but haven't registered yet? Time is "running out"! RTCAUS 2011 is one week away in Goldcoast, Australia. So little time left to register that you'll have to register on-site if you don't do it quick. RTCUSA 2011 is just one month away. Come to Huntington Beach California to spend three days with other Revit users, getting your fill of information and meeting and greeting!