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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 essentials as well...

When Building Information Modeling (BIM) was introduced in the 1980s, it was a game changer. Generating digital representations of the physical and functional characteristics of a building allowed contractors the ability to better visualize a project. With continued advancements in Virtual Design and Construction (VDC), owners could also gain a better understanding of their project. Better...

Fireman, baseball player, doctor — those are the professions that children often list when asked “what do you want to be when you grow up?” General foreman, project manager, or pipefitter are less likely professions to come to mind. However, for many kids, these jobs offer opportunities to join an industry that pays well, is always in demand, and offers an interesting and challenging work...

Throughout the process of building a new construction project, it’s easy to get caught up in the details of the work and focus less on the people who will eventually be utilizing the space. Historically, there has been a disconnect between those who build something and those who use it; however, the industry is making strides toward bringing these two groups together for a more collaborative...

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...

 

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...

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