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 #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|

Foundations Episode #22 – Product Development Is Really Easy

Developing new technology can be a daunting task for even the most experienced companies. The process of identifying a problem, and creating a solution to solve that problem is not the easiest task. On this episode of Foundations, we’re joined by Bryan Williams of Trimble to pull back the curtain, and discuss how Trimble tackles product development.

September 1st, 2017|

Foundations Episode #21 – Learning To Learn

In episode #16, “Leveraging Training In Construction” we discussed the importance of making sure you’re unlocking the full potential of your construction technology. For this episode, we’re once again joined by Basia Bullard, Trimble Learning Solutions Manager to discuss discuss different learning styles, and how best to leverage these various methods.

August 21st, 2017|

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|