Thinking about finally adding computer-aided design software to your workflow? Maybe you want to expand your existing CAD investment into facilities management, or what we now call BIM (Building Information Management) software. In this two-part article, I'll explain some important questions you need to ask yourself and your CAD vendor or vendors before you buy.Start by remembering that the design process is a thinking process. If your software gets in the way of your thinking, it may not be right for you.That said, a CAD or facilities management package is nothing more than a database program with a very fancy
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.