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Digital Twins Raise the Bar on Quality Control
Originally published by Sean Spisak, Director of Operations at ZELUS, on Contractor Mag, “Digital Twins Raise the Bar on Quality Control“. The use case for digital twins in construction is ever-expanding and the market is expected to grow from $6.9 billion in 2022 to more than $73 billion by 2027. There’s even now talk about expanding this into markets that […]
ZELUS Named a Top Company to Work For in Arizona for Five Consecutive Years
PHOENIX (July 14, 2022) –– Today, ZELUS, a professional services firm providing digital as-built services, or “digital twins”, was recognized as a top company on the 10th annual list of 2022 Top Companies to Work for in Arizona. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has made the highly selective list. Results are based on anonymous and comprehensive employee […]
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 […]
CONTRACTOR: Are We Headed Toward a Tech Skill Chasm?
Originally published by Randy Marks, Director of Operations at ZELUS, on Contractor Mag, Are We Headed Toward a Tech Skill Chasm? The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts. In fact, the annual State of Construction Tech report by JLL found the rate of tech adoption reached in just the […]
CONSTRUCTOR: Adaptive Rebirth
Why embrace adaptive reuse? Not only can repurposing existing spaces net positive ROI for building owners, but it also preserves the historical fabric of the locale. ZELUS CEO Ken Smerz shares why adaptive reuse is gaining traction in 2021, and how 3d modeling and BIM technology make it easier than ever to reimagine existing spaces for new uses. Read more […]