QuickPen, a Division of Trimble, is a leading provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical construction and plumbing industries. Founded in 1982, QuickPen provides estimating, Computer Aided Design (CAD), fabrication and asset tracking software. Acquired by Trimble in 2008, QuickPen’s solutions enable Trimble to provide complete "BIM to field" solutions for mechanical and HVAC contractors to automate project estimating, detailing, layout and construction.

HVAC Contractor Facilitates BIM Transition to the Field

Posted by QuickPen in HVAC    12/1/2010

"The versatility of robotic total station technology has become our digital bridge between concept and construction," says Paul J. Alexander, vice president of Straus Systems, a mechanical contractor based in Stafford, TX.

Founded in 1933, Straus Systems designs, fabricates and installs heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for many commercial and industrial clients in and around the Houston area.  Much like other engineering fields, mechanical contractors rely on information technology in the way of 3D CAD/CAM software to design and fabricate increasingly complex systems.

Now, with the introduction of building information modeling (BIM) tools, techniques and methodologies, Straus Systems has begun to expand its capabilities and expertise to meet customer demand for the use of intelligent 3D models to facilitate construction.

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