A Day in the Life of a Senior Implementation Specialist: A Beck-y Tech Day


Becky Shires, Beck Technology’s senior implementation specialist, works with clients to ensure their implementation of DESTINI® products runs smoothly and on schedule.

Mondays are one of my favorite days at Beck Technology. It’s the day to get back to work, get organized, and plan the rest of the week.

First of all, I absolutely love working in downtown Dallas!  If you’re in construction, there’s no better place to be in DFW to appreciate the old construction and watch the new go up.  We are across the street from the Dallas Museum of Art, and from our windows, can see into its backyard as well as four tower cranes on a new building site close by.

After grabbing a cup of coffee in my Beck mug, I head back to our area and my desk home.  I fire up my laptop and say “Good morning!,” as teammates trickle in.  Read more

2017 Q1 Recap & Updates

The Beck Technology team, as well as our clients, launched into 2017 with so much vigor and drive that the first quarter flew by at what felt, a record pace. Please find below our quick quarterly update with relevant news on the preconstruction technology front.

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Beck Technology Joins Forces with Advancing Building Estimation 2017 to Present a Pre-Conference Workshop on Driving Change

Registration is open for the Advancing Building Estimation 2017 conference (formerly Estimation Technology for Construction) scheduled for May 22-24 in Houston at the Westin Houston, Memorial City.

Beck Technology is hosting a half-day pre-conference workshop “Why Do We Need Change?” that will explore the factors driving changes in the A/E/C industry. Our team and client speakers will discuss topics from mitigating risks to the expectation of accurate real-time data in a dialogue focused on why we need to change, what it looks like, and who is spearheading the effort.

We are pleased to share the podium and conduct tabletop discussion groups with client speakers including:

  • Ray Miller, Vice President of Preconstruction Services, Balfour Beatty Construction Services US
  • Andy Leek, Director of VDC, Paric Corporation
  • Brent Pilgrim, DESTINI Applications Director, The Beck Group

The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, May 22. Information on the workshop and full conference may be found on the conference website. Early bird registration ends Friday, April 21.

As a reminder, this workshop format replaces our Beck Technology Roundtable this year to enable clients to bundle greater learning and networking as part of a larger conference.

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DESTINI Estimator 2017.1.0 Elevates Preconstruction Technology

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Crowd-sourced input from Beck Technology’s Industry Advisory Group creates an estimating platform with today’s demands in mind while focusing on the future

A new version of intelligent estimating software DESTINI Estimator 2017.1.0 has been released. The platform includes more than 20 innovative features – developed with input from leading top general contractors – that make construction estimating faster, easier, and more intelligent than ever. The version is being released simultaneously with an upgraded version of our cost information software, Data Manager 2017.1.0, which integrates with and supports Estimator as well as other Beck Technology software.

To determine exactly which new features would deliver the most value to construction estimators, Beck Technology used a crowd-sourcing approach to target its development efforts, seeking input from current Estimator users as well as a select group of industry experts. The new software features were a direct response to input from our Industry Advisory Group, which is comprised of select general contractors from the ENR Top 400 General Contractors in the United States. This group’s feedback, combined with client input, provided valuable guidance that helped us narrow down which improved features would best contribute to Estimator 2017.1.0’s intelligent estimating experience for users.

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DESTINI Suite 2016 1.0 Means More Robust Preconstruction and Estimating Software

Beck Technology, Ltd. announces the release of DESTINI Profiler 2016 1.0, DESTINI Estimator 2016 1.0, and DESTINI Data Manager 2016 1.0. The three releases are part of the DESTINI suite of products and allow users to take commercial construction projects from preconstruction through construction completion while providing cost and estimate information to manage projects more effectively.

This release includes updates for speed improvements as well as innovative estimating features that give estimators the ability to provide robust information earlier in the project decision making.  “Our suite of software is part of the general contractor’s paradigm shift to being part of the building solution,” said Michael Boren, Chief Technology Officer at Beck Technology. “The most recent new features of the DESTINI suite offer our customers more information, better flexibility, and in-demand functionality.  At Beck Technology, we really listen to what the industry needs in an estimating platform and are able to deliver that vision because it aligns with our goal to make the construction industry more efficient and transparent.” Read more

Create & Organize Cost Models Using DESTINI Data Manager

Taimoor Khan, Preconstruction Manager at Tonn & Blank, presented in our October 28 webinar on DESTINI Data Manager. Taimoor stated in the construction industry today, estimators are expected to be magicians by delivering estimates in a few days (sometimes within hours or minutes), and the estimate is expected to be extremely detailed.  Additionally, if the estimate is not completely accurate then the estimator is the one to blame.

In an ideal construction world, the estimator would be able to deliver estimates in very little time, be detailed and accurate, and meet everyone’s expectations. This ideal world is more productive, allows time for continuous development, and encourages organization.

“[Estimators] not only prepare estimates but we keep track of all the data and information,” said Taimoor. “Being organized is a key to being a good estimator.”

DESTINI Data Manager is an incredibly useful tool to keep estimates and estimators organized, synced, and generating better data.

To see the recorded webinar, click below.