Foundations Episode #34 – Ready For Takeoff

Foundations Episode #34 – Ready For Takeoff

In this episode of foundations, we discuss an earlier portion of the construction lifecycle, estimating. While BIM and models are great for increasing efficiency, today we wanted to focus about the blend of 2D and 3D estimating, and the take-off data we generate from it.

2018-09-19T10:49:39+00:00September 14th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #33 – Living Beyond The Cloud

Foundations Episode #33 – Living Beyond The Cloud

After a couple month hiatus, we’re back in the saddle, and joined by our newest host, Steve Caron. In this latest episode of Foundations, we sit down to discuss the importance of the data you get from laser scanning, point clouds. From the accuracy of a scan, to the finished file size, we break down the importance of that data, and how you can use it in your workflow.

2018-09-19T10:49:39+00:00August 31st, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #32 – The Technology Snowball

Foundations Episode #32 – The Technology Snowball

Over the past few years, the adoption of cutting edge technology within the construction industry has increased at a rapid pace. From Mixed Reality, to streamlined processes and new technology such as the Trimble RTS573, 2018 looks to be a record setting year when it comes to construction technology. In this episode of Foundations, the team is joined by Joe Tomasino of Trimble to discuss the technology evolution we’ve seen, and what to look forward to this year.

2018-03-27T08:27:32+00:00March 23rd, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #31 – Making Your Point

Foundations Episode #31 – Making Your Point

From the pyramids, to modern skyscrapers, layout has always been an essential part of the construction process. But over the last few decades, we’ve seen rapid changes to in the tools used for layout on the jobsite. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Ben Atkins and Aric Stott of Trimble to discuss the evolution of the technologies involved in the layout process.

2018-03-27T08:27:34+00:00February 9th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #30 – Following Up On Geo-referencing

Foundations Episode #30 – Following Up On Geo-referencing

In Episode 28, we discussed the relationship between the geospatial industry and building construction, and how the two are intertwined. In this episode, we’re joined by Bill Stettner and Jason Weiss of AllTerra Florida to build on that last conversation, and really dive into a deeper construction-centric discussion of the topic.

2018-03-27T08:27:36+00:00January 26th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #29 – More Than Numbers

Foundations Episode #29 – More Than Numbers

Construction software, from estimating, to project planning, is becoming such an integrated part of the building process, that it’s hard to imagine how we lived without it. And it’s importance to a project team is more than just crunching numbers and putting out raw data. The Foundations team is back from the holiday break, and they’re joined by David Moyer of Trimble to discuss just how construction software solutions fit into the big picture in 2018 and beyond.

2018-01-12T07:32:12+00:00January 12th, 2018|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #28 – Building In The Right Spot

Foundations Episode #28 – Building In The Right Spot

The first step in building a great building, is making sure that it’s in the right spot, and to do that, contractors need surveyors. The relationship between building construction and geospatial, or surveying and engineering is complex, and yet, extremely vital. In this episode, we’re joined by Bill Stettner of AllTerra Florida to help us cover this topic, and break down this relationship.

2017-12-01T11:16:16+00:00December 1st, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #27 – Scheduling Sanity

Foundations Episode #27 – Scheduling Sanity

Construction scheduling is a vital part of the building process, ensuring that your project is on time, and trades are where they need to be. In Episode 25, we discussed the lookahead or production planning part of scheduling, and this week we’re going to build on that by discussing trade scheduling. To help us cover this topic, we’re joined by the newest member of BuildingPoint Florida, Juan Herrera, who has years of experience scheduling for electrical contractors.

2017-11-17T08:01:53+00:00November 17th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #26 – Moving The Chains

Foundations Episode #26 – Moving The Chains

When it comes to tolerance in positioning and layout, real world accuracy is a culmination of every phase of the job. From designers, to GC’s and subs, everyone on the job has a hand in ensuring accuracy on the project. In this Episode, the Foundations team discusses how to minimize accuracy errors throughout the life of a project.

2017-11-03T09:41:45+00:00November 3rd, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|

Foundations Episode #25 – Is Construction Changing Modeling, Or Vice Versa?

Foundations Episode #25 – Is Construction Changing Modeling, Or Vice Versa?

The BIM and modeling process has been slowing changing the construction process over the past two decades, and many contractors are realizing that there’s a benefit to visualization and modeling, that you don’t get from traditional drawing sets. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Chris Keating, General Manager for Trimble SketchUp to answer a huge question… Is construction changing modeling? Are we adapting and changing 3D design so that it works in construction, or is modeling changing the construction process?

2017-10-20T07:27:05+00:00October 20th, 2017|BuildBlog, Foundations|
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