Foundations 2017-05-25T12:49:22+00:00

Welcome to Foundations! Foundations is a BuildingPoint podcast dedicated to the discussion of construction technology within the DBO industry. The Foundations team is comprised of a group of industry experts with combined decades of experience, while also featuring guests from across the industry. Focusing on topics that concern contractors, designers, and owners, Foundations covers a wide variety of topics within the building construction industry.

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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.

December 1st, 2017|

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.

November 17th, 2017|

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.

November 3rd, 2017|

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?

October 20th, 2017|

Foundations Episode #24 – Looking Ahead At Planning

Even though it is one of the most vital parts of a project, project planning and scheduling isn’t always given the full attention it deserves. And here at Foundations, we agree. In this latest episode, we’re joined by Duane Gleason, Market Segment Manager for Trimble, to discuss collaborative planning, and how to best keep your project team on-task and up to date.

October 6th, 2017|

Foundations Episode #23 – Customization & Complexity

Without parameters and a good process, customization adds a lot of variables and complexity. But if you manage that customization, and adapt it properly, you can actually simplify your processes and workflows. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Steve Montgomery of BuildingPoint NE, to build on our conversation in Episode 3 covering custom reporting.

September 22nd, 2017|