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Some contractors may discover building information modeling (BIM) problems when they first start using the program. They might find that the BIM models do not look right, or that contractors are not interpreting them correctly. Most of these BIM problems stem from very fundamental issues of misunderstanding. Consultant Misunderstanding: It is often difficult to get […]

Ryan Pastor and Scott Mayer of BuildingPoint Southeast will be teaming up and trying their hand at the ABC Carolinas Triad Chili Cook Off & Corn Hole event on Nov. 7th.  The cook off will be hosted by Mayer Electric Supply in Greensboro, NC.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology is now a staple of the construction industry, offering benefits to general contractors every day. As the technology evolves, these benefits continue to increase, helping contractors and subcontractors improve productivity and efficiency significantly. The Benefits of BIM for Contractors BIM technology, with its myriad functions and capabilities, has allowed general […]

Andrew Rudisill and BuildingPoint Southeast will be sponsoring a vendor table at the ABC Carolinas’ Triad Meet The General on October 19th.  The event will be held at the ABC office in Greensboro, NC.  Be sure to say hello!

Ryan Pastor of BuildingPoint Southeast will be at the ABC of the Carolinas Coastal Meet the Generals on Tuesday, September 26th.  The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Resort in Wrightsville Beach NC.  

With Building Information Modeling (BIM), companies can more quickly focus on the important tasks ahead. However, making the most of a BIM takes a bit of effort on the part of the company, especially when it comes to redundant work processes. Here is how to use BIM correctly. The Essential Ways to Streamline Processes Minimizing […]

Could not attend the Estimating events in Texas, Las Vegas or other far off locations? BuildingPoint Southeast is bringing the technology to the east coast.  We are co-hosting a one day Estimating Technology event with Trimble in Charlotte, NC on Sept. 26th and again in Atlanta, GA on Oct. 3rd. This one day event is designed to […]

Andrew Rudisill and Chris Dysart of BuildingPoint Southeast will be hosting a table at the Meet The Generals event being held on September 13, 2017.  The event will be at the Crowne Plaza in Greenville, SC.  

Chris Dysart of BuildingPoint Southeast joined the ABC of Georgia as a Supporting Champion of their summer golf tournament.  The event was held at the White Columns County Club in Alpharetta, GA on August 21st.  The weather cooperated and everyone enjoyed a beautiful day out on the greens.

Mobile technology can help your employees’ performance throughout the workday. While the typical smartphone or tablet will function well enough in a work environment, these mobile devices will not hold up to the daily wear and tear of an industrial environment or fieldwork. To enjoy the benefits of mobile technology without risking damage to expensive […]

Quantity takeoff technology has remodeled construction cost estimates. The advanced software provides accurate estimates and enhances your team’s productivity and performance by integrating and streamlining data for review or discussion. Construction Estimating Software Different types of construction estimating software are available, but one of the most effective is the GC Estimator Suite™ from Trimble. Trimble’s […]

Like Sticky Notes and Markers?  You’ll Love Drawing Markup Get to information that’s typically captured with sticky notes, sketches and memos directly within the latest design set. Combine the information spread across apps and emails together so you can make decisions about what to do next. ProjectSight’s markup tools are the solution. Markup tools let […]

Congratulations to Scott Mayer on becoming a Trimble Certified Trainer!  Trimble Certified Trainers provide the most up-to-date information on Trimble products and services, while utilizing the latest in educational tools and techniques.  Trimble Certified Trainers are skilled at designing and delivering programs. A number of flexible options can be arranged to meet your needs. Whether it’s customized training […]

At BuildingPoint SouthEast, we trust Trimble Robotics to deliver the precision, accuracy and ease-of-use our customers are looking for. Industry-leading Trimble Robotic Total Stations are used around the country and around the world to facilitate construction layout in the field. You can take your data from the field to the office and back again quickly […]

That once-mighty drawing cabinet has lost its position in the trailer hierarchy to file sharing services. Yet, when construction stakeholders lack easy access to the latest design files, projects can turn ugly. With Trimble ProjectSight, the latest versions of drawing sets are always available for your team, whether you prefer to work in a browser […]

We are pleased to announce that Modelogix Cloud has been upgraded. Here are a few of the latest features that have been added, which are now available for you to take advantage of: Archive Content Expanded Report Printing Options Performance Boost to the Cost Model Spreadsheet Check out the new features on the Trimble website in […]

Executive Summary Buchanan Concrete of the Carolinas, Inc. has performed hundreds of large concrete projects throughout the Southeast. Their pattern of quality work, completed on-time, and within budget has enabled Buchanan Concrete to develop many long-lasting relationships. Notably, on two large scale projects that Buchanan Concrete completed in 2016, they utilized the Trimble RTS (Robotic […]

Ken Van Bree, CPA, of accounting firm RubinBrown,  discusses how “fraud within the construction industry is now costing an average median loss of $245,000 for organizations. Further, ACFE report that the construction industry’s median loss is approximately $90,000 higher than the average fraud losses across all industries.” This statistic is quite alarming.  Fortunately, we can help […]

Scott Mayer helping explain grade lock with the spectra grade lasers and Chris Dysart working with the GL622N Grade Laser with the RC602N remote at Spectra Precision boot camp.

Client: Hockaday Mechanical Corporation Location: NC State University in Raleigh, NC Client Cost: $14,000 Project Size: 11,000 SF VDC/BIM Services Rendered: Scanner Rental Point Cloud Registration Point Cloud Clean Up 3D Modeling 3D Coordination Layout Drawings Project Challenges This lab renovation at the College of Veterinary Medicine on the campus of NC State University had […]

So you have purchased a new Trimble Kenai Data Collector and you have been using it for a few weeks now.  Below are some suggested ways to enhance you usage: When using the Kenai out in the field, be sure to put the tablet into airplane mode.  This prevents interference from WiFi signals to your […]

Winest – Customizing the Estimate Header and Footer Would you like to format the text in your estimate header or footer? This is possible by using Format Tags in WinEst 15.4 and higher. Simply select each field tag and specify your criteria. To use this feature follow these steps: Click File > Page Setup Select […]

  The Trimble Tools for Schools Program offers free access to Modelogix, ProjectSight, Vico Office and WinEst software and discounted pricing for Trimble Field Solutions hardware. These solutions can be valuable additions to any higher education construction management course curriculum. The Trimble Learning Solutions team provides coordination for this program in the following ways: Coordinates […]

With training, of course!  BuildingPoint SouthEast not only provides the best hardware and software for the building construction industry; we provide complete training, support and services for the products we offer.  Training and access to other resources to help you maximize the performance of your layout equipment or project controls and estimating software.  Our in-person training […]

Constructiondive.com posted an article about “4 construction technology innovations enhancing productivity in the field“.   The article discusses innovations “making the tasks of foremen, tradesmen and other site works easier so they can be as productive as possible.” BuildingPoint SouthEast has the following mentioned innovations:  Robotic Total Stations, Project organization software, and Wearable technology. Robotic […]

Join us in congratulating Ryan Pastor on completing the GC/CM Trainers Certification Program! Ryan is currently certified to train on Vico Office which is utilized for document control, 3D quantity takeoffs, and 4D construction scheduling. He is excited to utilize his knowledge to help construction professionals use technology to improve their projects.  Contact: Ryan Pastor, VDC Services […]

Many construction business owners are aware of the PATH Act, which was passed last December that increased the US Tax Code Section 179 limit to $500,000. Section 179 is a tax deduction available to business that allows you to recoup some of the money spent specifically on technology. This means that you can significantly lower […]

Chris Dysart of BuildingPoint Southeast is now a Trimble Certified Trainer. After completing a rigorous training program through Trimble, Chris is now certified to train on Trimble’s Field Solutions such as Fieldlink and Robotic Total Stations. Congratulations Chris! Contact Chris for all your Field Solutions training needs: chris.dysart@buildingpointsoutheast.com  

GNSS (global network satellite system) is becoming more prevalent in building construction.  This technology has taken the place of GPS (global positioning system) and is no longer used only for surveying or geo-mapping. Imagine this: you are superintendent for a general contractor on a warehouse project. In two days your concrete contractor will be pouring the slab […]

We’ll show you how to use the latest layout and positioning tools on your project, then you can use them FREE for two weeks! 2 week trial 1 day onsite training included for up to 6 people 1 complete system included Assistance with data prep for layout If you purchase within 30 days of your trial we will […]

Dad’s advice: “Measure Twice, Cut Once” When I was a boy I always helped my dad with the projects that he was working on around the house. He would always measure everything twice. He would look at me and say, “Measure twice. Cut once.” As I grew up I did not always heed his words […]

After the economic downturn in a 2009 – 2011, most companies are running lean operations. The employees on staff usually have more than one function within the company and therefore their responsibilities and workloads have increased.  Even though the construction industry has seen a jump in business growth, companies can be hesitant to add more […]

“a one man crew can do double or triple what the traditional layout crews could do in a day” In today’s construction industry, projects are faster paced than ever.  Time is money.  With more aggressive schedules, trades are having to find ways to be more efficient.  The technology that is available today allows professionals the […]

With an extensive background as a BIM manager, Eric has a strong understanding of how fast technology is changing the landscape of the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction world.  He has a passion for learning what’s new and utilizing it to help clients achieve a better, faster, and more accurate end result using point clouds and […]

Ryan Pastor, VDC Services Manager Join us in welcoming Ryan Pastor to the team.  Ryan is an innovator who has a passion for utilizing technology in order to help clients succeed.  He strives for a detailed understanding of what clients need and then employs the right tools and services to help clients realize the benefits of BIM […]

Andrew Rudisill, Regional Account Manager BuildingPoint Southeast welcomes Andrew Rudisill.  Andrew has been a user, trainer and advocate for technology for over 20 years. He has experience with 2D, 3D and 4D environments, from CAD to project tracking.  In addition, Andrew is experienced with project management, industrial engineering and process management that has yielded many opportunities to […]

During a recent presentation, I discussed the necessity of software and firmware updates.  After the presentation, one of the participants  asked, “what is firmware?” That made me realize that sometimes the terms we use in our industry may need more definition and clarification.  Knowing the differences between software and firmware is important in this industry.  Technology […]

“free training” available via the Internet, trade associations, or even through friends. Free training is not always good or bad.  When we sell a robotic total station or a laser scanner we are often asked, “does this come with training?” Our answer is simple in that we  are proud to provide training from a team of knowledgeable and experienced experts. […]

My name is Chris Dysart and I’m your Building Construction Specialist for the state of Georgia.  I have been in the construction industry for over 17 years.  I am an American Concrete Institute Certified Level I Field Technician, as well as a Precast Concrete Institute Certified Level I Technician.  I’ve had the privilege of working […]

In response to the additional questions we received from our last blog post “Leasing vs. Buying Capital Equipment,” we will address leasing in more depth here.  It is true that we lease everything from cars to apartments to DVDs so why shouldn’t we lease building construction equipment too?  Let’s take a look at some of […]

When it comes time to purchase capital equipment from BuildingPoint Southeast, two options are offered.  You can purchase the equipment or you can utilize our lease-to-own program.  Both have numerous advantages and disadvantages.    Each business is unique, so the decision to buy or lease must be made on a case-by-case basis.    Let’s look at each […]

What is Active and Passive Tracking Have you ever been on a job site, laying out a wall or a building slab and suddenly your Robotic Total Station starts acting like it is possessed?  Or you are diligently working, plotting your points from your hand held and a co-worker, dressed in his PPE, walks in […]

Maybe one day the phrase, “We have always done it this way” will be as obsolete as the Beta VCR. I recently came across an interesting quote from Big Think.  It states, “The doubling of computer processing speed every 18 months, known as Moore’s Law, is just one manifestation of the greater trend that all technological […]

Charlotte, NC (January 20, 2016) – BuildingPoint Southeast announced today that it is open for business. As a Trimble distribution partner serving the building industry in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and metro Washington DC, BuildingPoint Southeast is part of a growing global distribution network helping building contractors adopt the best technologies suited for […]

About Scott Mayer, Building Construction Specialist I have been in the construction industry for over 10 years and I am an American Concrete Institute Certified Level I Field Technician. I have had the privilege of working in the ready mix concrete, crane, and construction equipment industries.  I have helped customers build high rise office towers, big […]