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Technology to Improve Your Construction Estimating

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 […]

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Use ProjectSight Markup To Link Design To Your Full Project

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 […]

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Scott Mayer is now a Trimble Certified Trainer

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 […]

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Best Practices Using Trimble Robotic Total Stations for Construction Layout

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 […]

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Achieving Layout Accuracy: setting a new standard

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 […]

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Preventing Fraud In Your Organization

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 […]

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LABORATORY RENOVATION CASE STUDY: 3D SCAN CLASH AVOIDANCE

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 […]

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Trimble Tools for Schools Program

  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 […]

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How do you fully utilize your hardware & software?

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 […]

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4 Technology Innovations That Are Enhancing Productivity In The Field

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 […]

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Ryan Pastor is now a Trimble Certified Trainer

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 […]

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Prolog — Changing the Timeout Setting for Converge FMS Uploads & Recover from a timed-out session.

Tired of walking away only to come back and lose your sign-on?  Here are two tips that will help you adjust your setting and also how to recover without losing.  Tech Tip #1:  Prolog Converge FMS file upload timeout settings have been moved from the webconfig file to the Prolog System database. Use the following […]

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One of the easiest, most profitable tools in your arsenal

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 […]

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Welcome Eric Fines

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 […]

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Welcome Ryan Pastor

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 […]

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Welcome Andrew Rudisill

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 […]

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What exactly is firmware, and why is it so important?

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 […]

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Welcome Chris Dysart

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 […]

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BuildingPoint Southeast announced today that it is open for business

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 […]

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