Best in class electrical contractors bring 20-30% of their field labor hours into the prefabrication shop at an average productivity improvement of 30%. One of the key tools contractors utilize to enable this level of prefabrication is building information modeling (BIM). BIM enables contractors to build a virtual prototype of every project, bringing significant increases in productivity, profitability and the elimination of re-fabrication. Additional benefits of BIM include improvements in visualization, pre-planning, layout, supply chain management and owner turnover. This course will discuss best practices being deployed by contractors to increase productivity and prefabrication via BIM. These best practices include product standardization, digital prototyping, digital manufacturing and supply chain management. This program demonstrates how BIM can be integrated into the lifecycle of projects from design through installation and turnover to maximize profitability and owner satisfaction.
Following this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain how to use BIM for preplanning, prefabrication and improved profitability
• Identify industry best practices to accelerate the adoption and implementation of BIM and prefabrication inside an organization
• Discuss how to leverage BIM to drive scalable prefabrication yielding productivity improvement within operations