THE POWER OF 3D MODELING
WHY CAD BLOX?
Have you ever kept track of how much it costs to miss an order? We have and it became the basis for our business. Architectural masonry isn’t cheap so it doesn’t take too much extra block at the end of a job to drain your profits. If you short order and add as you go, mold set ups and freight can add up in a hurry. Not to mention possible color variation, job delays, loss of productivity and damaged relationships. The CAD BLOX service will cost you about the same as you spend on your waste factor for breakage and handling so it’s a very affordable solution. Our case studies prove that it pays to get the order right which is why our best customers are those who know their costs.
YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE.
How many evenings and weekends have you spent pouring over a tricky set of plans that had to be right? We can take that headache away and let you spend your time managing your business. Our model building process is very efficient and you can be confident in our number since you have a visual reference for every block in the building. You can quickly review our 3D drawings to confirm their accuracy. We’ll also write RFI’s as required and follow through on sorting out trouble spots in the plans. Your orders can be placed more quickly and you’ll have block on site sooner.
ORGANIZE YOUR EFFORT.
Looking for a needle in a haystack? That’s how it can feel when you’ve got 100 different shapes with many in small quantities on a complex job. Our drawings are coded to match the packing slips on your block order so we can simplify your efforts in the field. Not even sure what an 8JOTX X=8 glazed unit is? We can help put a picture with the codes. CAD BLOX can also stage your orders so that you get what you need on your first truck. Many of our customers get “hooked” on our drawings and find a healthy productivity boost.
PEACE OF MIND.
Wish you could get a second opinion on that order you just placed? Ordering architectural masonry is what we do every day. It’s the only thing we do, and we’re always looking for ways to do it better. Our models allow us to find problems before they find you which puts you ahead of the game.
“This is probably the single greatest service I’ve seen in the masonry industry! Thanks!”
Justin Knickerbocker, Lusco Brick & Block
“The take off detail is invaluable of course. The shop drawings save time and material in the field. They are like having a set of instructions on the wall. The foreman can give a copy to the b’layuers on the wall and not worry about what is being set.”
Rick Riley, Hoffman Cortes Masonry
About CAD BLOX
The CAD BLOX service was developed in 2004 to address the challenges of ordering and installing architectural masonry. We combine the product knowledge of a manufacturer’s representative with the advanced design tools of an architect or engineer. Our modeling tools allow us to preview every condition in the structure before placing the order so we are able to help get the orders right and troubleshoot any unusual conditions in the design. We love the tricky stuff so if you’ve got an unusual bond pattern, bullnoses, score patterns, multiple textures, cove bases, arches, radius wall or all of the above, give us a call.
If you’re a design professional, we also have an AIA CEU presentation that targets modeling masonry in the BIM environment. Call Tom at (719) 232-5570 for more information.