Estimator Andrew Balas of Graboyes Commercial earns building information modeling (BIM) certification

Graboyes Commercial Window Company is pleased to announce that estimator Andrew Balas has earned a Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (BIM) through The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The certificate currently is held by only 896 individuals.

The designation is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice, and process transformation outlined in the program.

“BIM is one more advanced tool that our team will use to improve field productivity and insure the proper performance of the building envelope and other systems,” said Ellis Guiles, President of Graboyes Commercial Window Company. “I congratulate Andrew for participating in the required series of courses and then putting in the additional effort to pass the rigorous examination that accompanies the certification process.”

“I am proud to have received this certification,” said Balas, “and I look forward to implementing the BIM process on future glazing and building performance projects.”

More about Graboyes Commercial Window Company

Graboyes Commercial Window Company, a US Top-50 NACC-certified glazing firm, is a leader in architectural glazing and commercial and historic window installation, having contributed to the diverse built environment of Greater Philadelphia and the surrounding region for 35 years. The company provides window system solutions, interior glass partitions, unitized and timber-frame curtainwall solutions, high-performance storefront solutions, and exterior and interior commercial window coverings and automated controls. From design to installation, Graboyes Commercial works with architects, developers, building owners, construction managers, energy companies, and general contractors installing systems in retrofit, historic restoration, new construction, and high-rise renovation applications. Specialties include occupied spaces and white-glove service.

In collaboration with its sister companies Graboyes Smart Buildings and Graboyes Efficiency Tenant, the firm also provides tools and expertise to apply critical intelligence about the operation of other important building systems such as HVAC and lighting. As an extension of an owner’s facility management team, it provides automated building performance data, analysis, and guidance for smarter, more optimized building operation and increased real estate value.

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