Straus Systems deploys the latest technology in creating electronic models of the projects we perform. The BIM (Building Information Modeling) effort at Straus continues to evolve as new products are introduced into the marketplace. For decades we have utilized CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) for 3D depictions and in our fabrication processes. In its simplest terms, BIM is a digital representation of physical and functional characteristics of a facility. However, here at Straus it is so much more. We self-perform piping, plumbing, and sheet metal. Hence, we are committed to use pre-fabrication to the greatest extent feasible to maximize our state-of-the-art facilities while minimizing the field effort. Our BIM electronic files contain the necessary data to download to our CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) equipment including plasma tables, a water jet table, a full fabrication duct coil-line, and piping/plumbing spooling fabrication. In addition to the fabrication processes, our electronic models contain data-points for floor, wall, and roof penetrations, sleeves, and hanger points. This same technology allows us to utilize robotic lasers to translate from the model to precise locations at the jobsite. Our project management teams use cloud based storage for plans and specs made available to our installation teams’ electronic tablets. As new technology in computing evolve, so will Straus.