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 #20 – Scaling Scanning

Scanning has become an important part of the DBO process, and construction companies large and small are using this powerful technology on projects of all sizes. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Tim Malys from DPR Construction, to discuss how they’ve been using scanning for their projects.

August 4th, 2017|

Foundations Episode #19 – Lessons Learned

Webster’s dictionary defines coordination as “ the process of organizing people or groups so that they work together properly and well.” At face value, it sounds simple but in construction, we know that can be challenging. In this episode, we’re joined by Ali Clutter, a Project Manager from the Tampa Area, to talk about coordination, specifically the differences between traditional coordination and using VDC models.

July 21st, 2017|

Foundations Episode #18 – Steely Resolve

Often, when we talk about field procedures and routines, our mind immediately goes to concrete. But steel is equally important in the equation. And while the technologies and procedures for laying out steel has advanced rapidly over the past few decades, so has the complexity of projects. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by John Fugera, the newest member of BuildingPoint Florida, to leverage his years of experience while we discuss laying out for steel projects.

July 7th, 2017|

Foundations Episode #17 – Going It Alone

In today’s world, we’ve become accustomed to the idea of instant gratification, and expecting things to just plug in and work. But that expectation hits some snags when it comes to the realities of construction. Often times, the stakes are too high, and the schedules too compressed, to realistically expect to learn something from scratch all by yourself. But, you don’t have to go it alone. In this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Steve Montgomery of BuildingPoint Northeast, and Robert Beck of BuildingPoint West to tackle this subject and discuss the importance of leveraging local and on-site support partnerships.

June 26th, 2017|

Foundations Episode #16 – Leveraging Training In Construction

To stay competitive in today’s construction market, contractors are always looking to improve their performance and workflows, often times by acquiring new technology. But just as important as a new tool or software, is the ability to make sure you’re using all the features and functions correctly. In this week’s episode of Foundations, the team is joined by Basia Bullard, Trimble Learning Solutions Manager, to discuss the importance of making sure you’re unlocking the full potential of your construction technology.

May 23rd, 2017|

Foundations Episode #15 – Tools vs Toys

With the increasing complexity of today’s construction projects, contractors often find themselves purchasing tools to address challenges on the job. For both budget and productivity reasons, it’s important to distinguish the difference between necessary tools that you can use over and over, and niche toys will become dust magnets once you’re done with a particular task. On this episode of Foundations, the BuildingPoint team sits down to discuss this issue, and how to avoid ending up with a closet full of unused toys.

May 8th, 2017|