Fred Meeske, Corporate Director of BIM Services
In the business world, there is a saying that goes like this: “Instead of waiting for a leader you can believe in, try this—become a leader you can believe in.” One such leader in the construction industry is Rosendin (formerly known as Rosendin Electric), a company that has time and again proven to keep its value proposition on the cutting edge. When 3D modeling software had already become a mainstay, businesses in the construction industry started to look for more collaborative methods to design and deliver a model. Rosendin’s Corporate Director of BIM Services, Fred Meeske, was tasked to build a program that would enhance their 3D modeling software by feeding in data for promoting a more technical and metric-driven method to plan, design, construct, and manage buildings. While initially, there were many challenges associated with finding the right staff to support the company’s new direction in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions and developing a more efficient delivery model, the program yielded varying levels of success.
Nonetheless, Rosendin continued to drive forward and successfully increased the pace at which it models and coordinates projects, while still maintaining high quality.
Embracing everything from cloud-based computing, mobility, the latest prefabrication techniques to advancements in BIM, Rosendin leverages innovative technologies to counter the various challenges in the industry. However, more than the technology itself, “Our strength lies in our ability to adopt new technology at a rate corresponding to its development,” states Meeske.
When it comes to BIM implementation, Rosendin uses a variety of technologies including 3D laser scanning to confirm whether building components are in the right place. Other technologies such as AR and VR provide assistance during installation, quality assurance/quality checks, as well as for training personnel in safety protocols. Further, Rosendin offers target value design/cost-based estimate functionalities, which are tied into the 3D modeling software. This helps determine whether a project can be completed within a client’s budget and displays how changes in the design will affect the overall costs. As a result, Rosendin can make better decisions earlier in the construction process and save expenses for its clients. Further, the virtual 3D models are seamlessly prefabricated and shipped off into the field. It is built with quality and efficiency at lower costs and can be installed directly to ensure customer satisfaction.
Meeske mentions how a hi-tech company needed Rosendin to generate 3D modeling data for prefabrication and cost estimates on a tight schedule. After some tweaks to their 3D modeling software, Rosendin was able to substantially improve the speed at which they prefabricated and packaged installations. A process that took days earlier was reduced to hours and minutes. This ability to come up with a solution for a problem before implementing it is one of the things that set Rosendin apart from the competition.
Being a relationship-driven company, Rosendin’s philosophy is: connect with clients and understand their needs better to formulate plans that are tailored for specific requisites. All its business units are geared toward providing products and services at the right price, and with the highest safety and quality standards. This is what Rosendin excels at, and the team continues to push the envelope regarding cost-efficiency and faster service delivery.
Moving forward, Rosendin has plans to launch a tool that will allow a user to compare the layout and locations of objects in a 3D environment with that on a physical plane and check if everything is spatially correct. Such innovation has helped Rosendin continue to lead the industry and aspire for the next best thing.