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 #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.

February 9th, 2018|

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.

January 26th, 2018|

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.

January 12th, 2018|

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|