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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 […]
Meet the Team: Randy Clarke
Six months retired after a combined 35 years of service in the U.S. Army and law enforcement for the Hudson City Police Department, Randy Clarke decided he couldn’t sit still any longer. His brief experience with LiDAR technology had piqued his interest in ZELUS, and unexpectedly, led him to the managerial position he holds today. Read more to find out […]
How to Evaluate BIM and VDC Partners From a Project Manager’s Perspective
The events of 2020 prompted many across the construction industry to reevaluate how they operated. This created a massive tailwind for the adoption of advanced technology in the industry. In fact, we hit a record high, eclipsing even some of the most aggressive forecasts. Some analysts predicted what would’ve taken three years to achieve, was reached in just nine months […]
How Off-site Manufacturing is Solving the Biggest Challenges in Construction
Off-site construction or prefabrication is becoming more pervasive across various sectors of the construction industry, and it isn’t any wonder why. It delivers tremendous advantages to all stakeholders — owners, architects, contractors — across the planning, design-build workflow and construction value chain by significantly improving the efficiency in the construction process. Benefits of off-site construction Over the years, construction has […]