Latest Engineering and BIM/CAD Technology Brings New Level of Automation to Electrical Construction.
Online PR News – 18-September-2011 – – Monarch Beach, CA -- Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, today announced that it has been named to this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This marks the first time that Rosendin Electric has been named to the InformationWeek 500 list, recognizing Rosendin Electric’s innovation in applying the latest Business Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology to building construction. The 2011 list was revealed this week at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.
Over the past year, Rosendin Electric has migrated from a conventional two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling system to an interactive BIM/CAD system. The company has developed a working prototype that links the Accubid cost estimating system to Autodesk MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing software) for accurate, automated cost estimation. The next step will be to automate the Bill of Materials process and integrate production tracking and quality assurance. The ultimate goal is to automate the end-to-end construction process for optimum cost controls and estimating accuracy.
“We have gone well beyond modeling potential construction conflicts and are developing a comprehensive bidding and cost projection system,” added Bill Mazzetti, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer for Rosendin Electric. “We have extended computer-aided design to generated an automated Bill of Materials and create an integrated procurement process.”
“For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”
InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.
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About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,000 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.
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