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 #37 – A Sum Greater Than The Whole

The federated model is a concept that’s been around since the beginning of BIM. And while the idea is that everyone feeds this one model with data and information, it’s not always that easy. In this episode of Foundations, the team sits down to discuss the real world challenges in implementing a federated model, and the enormous upside it can bring to your project.

October 26th, 2018|

Foundations Episode #36 – Laying Out Where The Puck Will Be

Robotic total stations are rapidly becoming the standard in the industry today, and we’re seeing them on smaller and smaller projects and sites. And with this change, we’re seeing more, and better data on the job, so how exactly do we use this data to finish jobs more efficiently? We’re joined by Michael Frye of Trimble to discuss these changes, and what we see for the near future.

October 12th, 2018|

Foundations Episode #35 – It’s About Time

The construction industry is moving at a pace never before seen, and with that, there is so much data available that we’re realizing that time and attendance is a crucial piece that can save significant administrative time… and reduce errors. Steve Montgomery from BuildingPoint Northeast joins us to explore the topic of access control, and time management.

September 28th, 2018|

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.

September 14th, 2018|

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.

August 31st, 2018|

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.

March 23rd, 2018|