Technology


NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES. INNOVATIVE TEAMS.

KHS&S has been an innovative leader in the construction industry for more than 30 years. With the need to continuously improve, the team at KHS&S realizes technology is an opportunity to do so.


Customized Roll Form Machine by Howick

KHS&S partnered up with Howick Ltd to custom fabricate roll form machines. The roll form machines are specialized to manufacture cold-formed steel studs with punched holes, customized per projects. KHS&S is expanding the use of the machines to include interior and exterior framed panels. The state-of-the-art equipment will allow KHS&S to take full advantage of prefabrication opportunities.


Data Driven Laser Layout

 KHS&S is utilizing an innovative strategy when it comes to laying out projects. Operating a system composed of 2 laser beams, helps mark the “x” at the desired point location for each stud. This system makes laying out complex shapes such as arcs and multi-layered serpentine soffits much easier. Architectural files (floor plans) can now be loaded directly onto a tablet in the field. Locating a point on the floor is as intuitive as tapping the desired intersection or point on the drawing. The lasers are controlled by a wireless tablet.


PanelMax

KHS&S is utilizing technology that creates custom precise drywall assemblies. These assemblies can be shipped pre-assembled and installed on the job site, saving time and job site hassles. With PanelMax, complex shapes and corners can be shipped to the site in a prefabricated assembly. This prefabricated assembly may include framing, finishes or other applied material, depending on the requirements of the project


Data Vault

Operating Data Vaults onsite have become part of KHS&S’ day-to-day activities. Furthermore, the team at KHS&S has customized these Data Vaults to truly create mobile workstations for project management. Synced with tablets in the field, the Data Vault runs in real-time providing the most current information to project team supervision.


Laser Layout Tool

KHS&S first used a total station in 2011 to automate the layout process. After multiple projects and considerate improvements, the technology and teams have aligned to standardize data driven laser layouts.


Technology Software

KHS&S utilizes the most up-to-date BIM and 3D modeling technologies to further enhance the design-assist effort. These include:

  • AutoCAD Architecture
  • Revit Architecture
  • 3DStudioMAX
  • Navisworks
  • SolidWorks
  • ArchiCAD
  • Zbrush
  • Metal Wood Framer
  • On-Screen Takeoff
  • Primavera P6