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EQUIPMENT TODAY: Will Off-Site Prefabrication See a Renaissance in U.S. Construction Industry?
Off-site prefabrication is popular in other parts of the world, but it has experienced several false starts here in the United States. That is, until recently. The pandemic increased unpredictability within the construction industry, and many are realizing that prefabrication can solve pressing issues in the field. Ken Smerz, CEO of ZELUS, discusses four of the key benefits to adopting […]
BREWING WITH BIM: VDC and Scanning with Ron Nauta
ZELUS Director of VDC/BIM Ron Nauta joins hosts David Campbell and Joe Whitney on the Brewing with BIM podcast. The trio discusses technological advances in the construction industry, what drew Ron to construction in his early years, why BIM technology is a gamechanger, especially for historic building sites, and — of course — their favorite local craft brews. Tune into […]
PHOENIX BUSINESS JOURNAL: Executive Inc. How Ken Smerz is working to modernize the construction industry
When Ken Smerz founded ZELUS eight years ago, money was so tight, he and the team worked out of Papago Park to save on renting office space. A lot has changed since then. ZELUS now has over 110 employees in two states (and yes, their very own offices). In this profile in Phoenix Business Journal, Ken shares ZELUS’s exciting growth […]
GEO WEEK NEWS: Best Practices in BIM Project Management
BIM technology is moving the construction industry into the digital world. BIM has the power to reduce errors and costs, but as with any emerging technology, there is a learning curve in understanding how to best use it.
AUTHORITY MAGAZINE: Laura Newbrough of ZELUS on Five Things You Need To Know To Successfully Manage a Remote Team
Laura Newbrough, SHRM-CP, is the HR Director at ZELUS, is proud to work for a company where 40 percent of the staff is referrals from another employee, and retention rates hover around 90 percent. In an interview with Authority Magazine, she shares how ZELUS has built a culture where employees can thrive, and discusses the intentional shifts they’ve made as […]