J.M. Brennan, Inc. is a family-owned mechanical contractor that has been in business since 1932. The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based contractor provides services for HVAC, plumbing, process piping, controls, industrial sheet metal and service.
CHALLENGEJ.M. Brennan was looking to enhance overall productivity and develop designs with a higher Level of Detail (LOD) including the ability to include real-world specification in designs.
OUR APPROACHUse a CAD solution to create precise and accurate project plans that meet detailing, fabrication, manufacturing, and installation requirements.
SOLUTIONJ.M.Brennan adopted Trimble SysQue to enhance their use of Autodesk Revit. Since implementing the new workflow, J.M. Brennan can create BIM models with much more details, much earlier in the design process leading to an overall cost saving of around 15% and increased prefabrication of components to 90%.
“Our workflow has greatly improved and we can bid and take on other jobs with confidence.”
-Dan Cedeno, Project Manager and BIM/Database manager of J.M. Brennan
Using SysQue, the designers at J.M Brennan were able to create fabrication-ready drawings, essentially eliminating the need for in-field design interpretation. They're now prefabricating close to 90% of plumbing and mechanical pipe which has helped to reduce labor costs and cut material waste significantly.
The team estimates a cost saving of around 15% with the help of their SysQue workflow and the ability to prefabricate and assemble more components in their shop.