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The introduction of Building Information Modeling (BIM) revolutionized the construction industry and we still see improvements to projects as it continues to evolve. In our neck of the woods, elements of BIM are part of every greenfield construction project and with the advances in laser scanning technology, BIM has also become a useful tool for renovation/remodel projects as well.

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As mechanical contractors, we bring the buildings in which we work to life. The systems we weave in and out of the entire structure are responsible for carrying vitally-important air and water — essentials for everyday living systems. Throughout this issue of  Living Systems — a magazine created for valued clients and partners of MMC Contractors — we hope to provide you some...

 

You can’t read a trade publication without coming across an analysis of the labor shortage in the construction industry. While the economy has bounced back from the 2008 recession, the pool of skilled laborers has been slow to grow. That, combined with the retiring baby boomer generation, has resulted in a shortage of workers.

Many companies, including MMC Contractors, support...

 

Since the 1980’s the city of Liberty had outsourced wastewater treatment to a neighboring community. Facing rate increases, uncertain future rates, and potential treatment capacity issues, Liberty began studying alternatives. They identified that building their own facilities and discontinuing outsourcing of treatment would save the city $27 million in treatment costs over a 30-year...

 

The VDC process may not be an exact science, but it provides predictable results — an accurate model construction teams rely on for project success. It has become an integral part of the preconstruction process, a phase that can set the project up for success by providing a roadmap for each trade to use while navigating the complexities of each project.

While it’s easy to put a...

 

Though MMC Contractors has offices nationwide, one thing connects the employees within them — the desire to constantly get better, in business and as an organization. That drive has resulted in a focus on developing our people and leveraging the expertise of each office to become stronger — because people are our greatest investment. As an organization, career development and building...

 

As mechanical contractors, we bring the buildings in which we work to life. The systems we weave in and out of the entire structure are responsible for carrying vitally-important air and water — essentials for everyday living systems. Throughout this issue of  Living Systems — a magazine created for valued clients and partners of MMC Contractors — we hope to provide you some...

 

There are many cogs in the wheel of a successful project, but one can set the project up for success during early design stages by involving trade partners. Clients, partners, and vendors often tout the value of teamwork, but configuring the team during preconstruction, before ground is broken, elevates project success for each member before design is finalized. Getting engineers, the...

Andrew Thompson serves as the Preconstruction Manager for the MMC Contractors office in Omaha, Neb. With experience in consulting and now in the contracting side of the business, Andrew brings a well-rounded perspective of the construction process — from preconstruction through project completion.

We can all agree each team member rowing one boat is a lot more efficient that...

 

Alicia Andrescavage is a project engineer at our MMC Contractors New Jersey office. Her diverse construction experience includes serving in a variety of roles for engineering and construction firms as well as mechanical contractors.

 

Instead of wearing suits or business casual clothing, I wear steel-toed boots, a hi-vis safety vest, hard hat, and safety glasses...

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