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Fabrication: How Comfort Systems Is Taking Advantage of this Tool
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Kevin Allen
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Description

In this class, you'll gain insight into how Comfort Systems utilizes Fabrication ESTmep software, Fabrication CADmep software, Fabrication CAMduct software, and Fabrication Parts in Revit to bid jobs, having found success in winning negotiated work with these tools. In today's fast-paced construction schedules, time is of the essence, so getting an accurate takeoff in a timely manner is paramount. Comfort Systems utilizes the Fabrication Suite of Products to ensure this occurs; but, in addition to this, the coordinated model is used to validate the estimate and to set prefabrication goals for the shop and installation goals for the field.

Key Learnings

  • Win work with Fabrication ESTmep
  • Learn how to produce a material takeoff from a Revit design model with minimal effort
  • Learn how to validate the estimate once a coordinated model is complete
  • Learn how to set fabrication and installation labor targets through the use of work breakdown structures

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Kevin Allen is currently employed at Comfort Systems USA (CSUSA)—a premier mechanical systems installation and service provider with annual revenue of $1.6 billion—as Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Productivity. CSUSA is a national organization with over 7,000 employees and 45 operating companies (some being service only). Currently 26 of these locations utilize virtual design and construction (VDC), with 10 sheet metal fabrication shops, numerous pipe and plumbing shops, and 205 employees utilizing the Fabrication software products on a single database. Kevin is responsible for implementing, training, and advising on best practices for these companies, developing standards within the organization, and providing technology recommendations for the future, along with numerous other tasks.
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William Tucker is currently working at Comfort Systems USA, a Premier Mechanical Systems Installation and Service provider, as BIM Trainer and Product Specialist. CSUSA is a national organization with 8,000 employees. CSUSA has one Autodesk Fabrication National Database that is shared with 26 companies, 10 Sheet Metal Fabrication Shops and 205 users. William is responsible for implementing, training, and advising on best practices for these companies, developing standards within the organization, and providing technology recommendations for the future. In the past, William has trained and Implemented Autodesk Fabrication CADmep, ESTmep, and CAMduct as well as utilized it as a 3D detailing and coordination package. William has been using Autodesk Products for 30 years. William enjoys helping others utilize the software to its fullest extent.
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Bill Fourt has served as the Vice President of Construction for Comfort Systems USA since 2015.Prior to his appointment as VP of Construction, Bill was a Regional Vice President from 2012-2014, overseeing 8 Operating Companies within Comfort Systems USA.Before joining the Corporate Team, Bill was the Executive Vice President at Tri-City Mechanical in Phoenix AZ for 15 years.Bill has extensive background in construction, and spent 17 years as a project manager and estimator.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Environmental Science from Grand Canyon University and a Master of Natural Science from Arizona State University.
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Mr. Brady has served asPresident of DynaTen Corporation since 2004. Dynaten is a large full service Mechanical Contractor serving Dallas and Fort Worth Texas. DynaTen became a member of Comfort Systems USA in 2014. Prior to joining Dynaten, he was the President of a large regional MEP engineering firm for 16 years. Mr. Brady is aMechanical Engineering graduate from Texas A&M University and is a registered Professional engineer.
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Bim Specialist at Dynaten Corporation. ohh yeah im great.
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