Foundations Episode #10 – Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications?

Foundations Episode #10 - Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications? Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) is widely viewed as a fantastic tool for GC/CM roles where overall project coordination is paramount to success. But can VDC be a net positive specifically for the GC’s self-performing trades? In this episode the Foundations team [...]

By |2017-02-27T11:18:21-04:00February 27th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Foundations Episode #10 – Does VDC Help Contractors In Self-Perform Applications?

Trimble WinEst – A Cost Estimation Tool That Scales

Trimble WinEst - A Cost Estimation Tool That Scales There’s no shortage of tools available to construction estimators. From traditional spreadsheets to completely customized solutions, the choices available are as broad as they are varied in features and capabilities. With WinEst, Trimble has created a cost-planning tool that starts with a single [...]

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Unlock The Power Of Your Estimates

Unlock The Power Of Your Estimates In this short teaser for our in-depth Solution Close-Up, our very own Rob Miller gives a brief overview of Trimble WinEst. WinEst is one of the most powerful database driven estimating solutions on the market. Designed to look and feel like Excel, it features a [...]

By |2017-02-17T06:26:59-04:00February 17th, 2017|BuildBlog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Unlock The Power Of Your Estimates

Creating Consistent Existing Conditions

Creating Consistent Existing Conditions When talking about renovations and one-off projects, it’s easy to choose any number of methods to capture the existing conditions, to better understand the space prior to remodeling or adaptive reuse. To that end, BuildingPoint’s Spatial Scanning Services provide a fantastic option in these situations, where a precision [...]

By |2017-02-16T06:42:23-04:00February 16th, 2017|BuildBlog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Creating Consistent Existing Conditions

Trimble Field Link – Changing Construction Layout

Trimble Field Link - Changing Construction Layout Having fantastic project layout documentation makes the entire points layout process exponentially easier. But having fantastic project layout data accessible in the field, that can be a transformative capability. With Trimble Field Link 4.0, contractors have a tool that can handle even the most [...]

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Episode #9 – Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model?

Foundations Episode #9 - Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model? Being in control is a hallmark of a successful design or construction firm. The idea that more data is better permeates the entire construction process. And to be sure, robust data leads to better decisions. But what about model detail? [...]

By |2017-02-10T13:36:03-04:00February 10th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Episode #9 – Can You Have Too Much Detail In Your Model?

Database-Driven Estimates — Explained

Database-Driven Estimates -- Explained In this conversation, BuildingPoint sits down with Steve Watt, Market Manager for Trimble's Cost Estimating Solutions to discuss the concept surrounding database-driven cost estimating. Fusing the familiar and easy learning curve of a spreadsheet, and the power of a fully featured database, Trimble WinEst is the ideal [...]

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Trimble ProjectSight Gains Assignment Badges

Trimble ProjectSight Gains Assignment Badges Trimble has released a number of enhancements for ProjectSight, the industry's most intuitive project management platform. In this latest release, in addition to a number of under-the-hood performance improvements, ProjectSight now boasts of Assignment Badges. These simple notification icons allow you to quickly and easily determine your upcoming [...]

By |2017-02-07T06:57:04-04:00February 7th, 2017|BuildBlog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trimble ProjectSight Gains Assignment Badges

Understanding Cost Changes Through BIM

Understanding Cost Changes Through BIM Model-based estimating can allow contractors to have unparalleled visibility into cost changes and alternative estimate options. In this Construction Executive article, Trimble's own Duane Gleason unpacks the concepts surrounding this powerful capability. Click Here To Read The Article

By |2017-02-06T08:46:35-04:00February 6th, 2017|BuildBlog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Understanding Cost Changes Through BIM

Leverage Your Historical Cost Planning Data

Leverage Your Historical Cost Planning Data Trimble Modelogix is the perfect solution for all your historical cost modeling needs. In this in-depth Solution Close-Up, our very own Rob Miller sits down with Steve Watt or Trimble to give you a complete overview of Modelogix. Designed as a comprehensive first look at [...]

By |2017-02-03T06:45:31-04:00February 3rd, 2017|BuildBlog, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Leverage Your Historical Cost Planning Data