The Power of Five

by Todd Sullivan and Keith Neubert

In recent years, BIM (Building Information Modeling) has become a popular tool for builders, engineers, and architects who want to get an inside look at building elements and infrastructure while still in the planning stage. This has driven a need for better model perspective during collaboration, one solution to this need is a BIM CAVE (Building Information Modeling Computer-Aided Virtual Environment). This is a specialized room that uses an array of display screens, combined with advanced modeling and visualization technology, to create a virtual environment in which users can view and explore a building before construction begins.

The Morse Group has created FIVE, the Flexible Immersive Visualization Environment, to allow companies to gain the benefits of a BIM CAVE combined with flexible teleconferencing and presentation technology. Contact us for information regarding sales of this innovative and economic solution.

Reducing Costs and Increasing Efficiency Through Prefabrication

by Todd Sullivan and Don Dye

With the evolution of Integrated Project Delivery strategies and BIM software, prefabrication has become a viable strategy for cutting installation times and improving overall project efficiency. When properly implemented, prefabrication can reduce installation labor costs by 10% or more, while reducing congestion at the construction site and allowing for more efficient component assembly.

Creating Value Through IPD – Integrated Project Delivery

by Todd Sullivan, The Morse Group Design/Build Division Manager

Problems in the modern-day construction industry are many, varied and costly. Typical project challenges include: settling conflicts between owners, general contractors and/or architects; construction that is behind schedule; and over-budget projects. A traditional design/bid/build method is still a widely used approach to project management, often costing owners anguish on several levels. Many times bids are incomplete. Lowball bidding leads to inconsistent quality and uncertain budgets. Not to mention all those change orders... There is a better way.

Contracted Engineering Development – Creating An Effective Scope of Work and a Successful Project Outcome

by Doug Linstead, The Morse Group Assembly & Test Manager, Automation Solutions of America Division

A vague or incomplete scope of work can set a project on a path to failure, especially when it involves complex requirements for which the solution has not been determined. Poorly defined SOWs often cause suppliers to overlook key requirements and misinterpret project objectives. Some suppliers may also attempt to recoup excessive bid preparation costs by cutting corners or demanding multiple change orders. Contracted Engineering Development (CED), in which a company hires an engineering partner to provide guidance on key decisions early in the design process, can help customers begin their projects with detailed, accurate scope of work documents. CED improves schedule performance and final outcomes, with no net increase to project budgets.

The single solution for turnkey electrical service for more than 70 years - The Morse Group

by US Builders Review, Produced by Sean O'Reilly & Written by Molly Shaw

As a leader in providing an extensive customer base with exceptional value through in-house electrical design, engineering, automation and construction, The Morse Group continues to set the standard as the single source for turnkey solutions.