Nashua, NH – Global BIM and EAM consulting firm Microdesk, a leading provider of business and technology services for the design and construction industry, has partnered with industry leaders CINX and the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA) to add costing and labor rates to their BIMrx Fabrication DBS solution. These partnerships allow a seamless integration of forecasting and labor rates directly into the platform, simplifying bill of materials creation and streamlining project management.
CINX and MCAA are among the largest plumbing, mechanical and HVAC resources in the Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) industry. CINX produces Harrison Publishing House (HPH) codes for millions of manufacturing parts that, when added to the comprehensive BIMrx Fabrication DBS, provide an accurate resource for costing reports. Similarly, the MCAA is comprised of over 2,600 contractors and can effectively track changing labor rates.
The full BIMrx software suite is custom-engineered by AECO professionals to automate low-value tasks, allowing firms to spend more time delivering quality projects. With CINX and MCAA data integrated directly into BIMrx Fabrication DBS, VDC professionals can assist with construction phase budgeting in the early stages of the project lifecycle as the master model is crafted. That information can then be coordinated and extracted into official documentation for project managers, administrators, and owners.
“The construction industry is undergoing an unprecedented project surge as globalization pushes developments into overdrive,” said Microdesk Director of Fabrication Services Randy Shullaw. “Microdesk is actively expanding both our VDC specialist team and our entire BIMrx product line to help designers and engineers exceed project requirements.”
The BIMrx Fabrication DBS contains an extensive library of ITM content from dozens of popular manufacturers, allowing VDC professionals to create Revit models quickly with an in-depth level of detail. This platform provides high-quality master plans for construction projects as well as a method for reducing the time spent maintaining a complex ITM database. As the AEC industry searches for opportunities to modernize the BIM project lifecycle to keep pace with rapid urbanization, software solutions like BIMrx Fabrication DBS offer an intuitive database with benefits from design through to operations.