ZEN Industries' June 2013 e-Newsletter 

Coordination Drawings and BIM Projects

Herding Cats is to Construction as...

Coordination Drawings, ZEN Industries, Inc.In traditional construction projects each of the Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing disciplines detail out their shop drawings, then the drawings are passed between the trades, with the HVAC contractor trying to coordinate things (if only because the HVAC installation takes up the most space in the ceiling).

Riding herd on everyone, the Construction Manager or GC realizes that everyone’s goal is to engineer the easiest and most cost-effective solution for their company.

Always a challenge, sometimes this process can feel like herding cats in a rainstorm. One thing is certain, conflicts occur, money is wasted, and project schedules can be endangered by doing things “the old fashioned way.”

ZEN Coordination Drawing and BIM Services

Building Information Modeling and Collaborative SoftwareToday, there are better methods to coordinating M.E.P. installations, and the reasons to embrace them are simple:

  • Less conflict between contractors, minimizing the need for rework
  • Reducing the length of the project, with less site supervision and less administrative burden
  • Improved profitability (directly related to a smoother, quicker project, with less errors)

At ZEN Industries, we can now perform these coordination services for you, providing detailed and precise coordination drawings that eliminate conflict between contractors and develop an installation plan that is objectively best for the project as a whole while saving time, money, and waste.

Our highly trained staff is experienced with the integration of multiple construction disciplines into an efficient, harmonious relationship, one that saves time and money for all involved. To learn more, call 877-600-0274 today, or Contact us for more information.

Building Information Modeling (BIM)

BIM is simply the “virtual construction” of a building before the foundation is dug. Using modern software, BIM considers time and cost in an integral way with design. It brings into consideration spatial relationships, light analysis, geographic information, and more, with the benefits of reduced uncertainty, improved safety, and early problem solving in simulation.

By using Building Information Modeling techniques, ZEN Industries is able to provide coordination drawings that make the life of every construction manager and general contractor far easier.

  • Tracking horizontal and vertical dimensions to avoid interference with structural framing, ceilings, partitions, equipment, lights, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, conveying systems, and other services.
  • Reduced document errors and omissions, including minimized rework of shop drawings
  • Minimized “do-overs” in the field and shortened project times
  • Reduced construction costs and improved profits

Shouldn’t you work with ZEN Industries to improve your bottom line through state-of-the-art Building Information Modeling? Contact us today to learn more.

NavisWorks® Collaborative Software

Navisworks Coordination Software21st Century software like Autodesk® Navisworks® allows each of the M.E.P. contractors to coordinate their services online through 3D, photorealistic modeling technology.

Having everyone collaborate remotely is extremely efficient. It helps identify and resolve conflicts before construction begins, and at ZEN we are experienced in leading the way by bringing inexperienced users into the world of Navisworks.

Autodesk® Navisworks® helps architecture, engineering, and construction professionals holistically review integrated models and data with stakeholders to gain better control over project outcomes.

Integration, analysis, and communication tools help teams coordinate disciplines, resolve conflicts, and plan projects before construction or renovation begins.

At ZEN Industries, our mission is to provide coordination drawings where all dimensions, elevations, and collisions are accurately detailed and identified.

To learn more, including how your company can develop a working partnership with ZEN Industries that takes advantage of our expertise with Coordination Drawings and the Building Inforation Modeling process, please contact ZEN's VP of Business Development Representative, Heather Rodehaver, at 877-600-0274, or via email to Heather.Rodehaver@zenindustries.com.

No matter how big or small your project:

No matter how demanding the project, ZEN Industries has the experience and expertise you need.  To learn more, Contact ZEN Industries today!

ZEN Industries provides all or part of your HVAC needs. HVAC ductwork manufactured according to your schedule, meeting 3rd Edition 2005 SMACNA standards. Contact Heather Rodehaver - Business Development Representative at 877-600-0274.

Success in our business is about service.

Success in our business is about service.  The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price competitive with the best in the industry. Nonetheless, quality and price are default items today in sheet metal fabrication. They give us access to the playing field. Service is where ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer.

Learn more at www.ZENIndustries.com or at www.ZENMEP.com

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