Newsletter Q2

It’s hard to believe that we’re two quarters down and two to go for 2016. Are your business goals on track thus far?

At Beck Technology, we’ve had a busy second quarter with software releases for both our DESTINI Estimator & Profiler products as well as attendance and speaking at many industry events over the spring. Please find below a quick recap and links to learn more—and to watch our client project videos from the Beck Technology Roundtable.

Wishing you a great 4th of July holiday and a productive third quarter!

DESTINI in Action

Two Software Releases Now Available

The long-awaited DESTINI Estimator 2016 2.0 is here! If you missed our debut webinar led by our CTO
Michael Boren, we’ve provided a link below. Michael showcases some of the most-requested new features, including Navisworks integration and the 2D and 3D takeoff views.

Webinar Recording: What’s New in DESTINI Estimator 2016 2.0?

Also, this quarter
DESTINI Profiler 2017 1.0 was released. The update can handle extremely larger models as well as offers better support for Windows 10. When a 3D model is created, the software provides instant feedback on data such as cost, energy, lifecycle, and schedule.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm (or the Project)

Winning work has a lot to do with talent, but also plenty to do with timing. While other companies are still at the drafting table, Bouma Construction is already in the meeting room, presenting granular estimates and 3D models. Bouma wins work by using DESTINI Profiler to give clients the answers they need at the earliest possible point in the preconstruction process. Bouma’s Preconstruction Manager Corey Torres provides the case in point examples in this profile, including:

  • Bouma received a project call on a Friday afternoon and was able to turn around four building models (with different layouts and pricing) for a Monday afternoon design charrette with the client.
  • Bouma turned around a parametric building cost model for a five-story building in one day. The early cost model came in within 3 percent of the final submitted proposal.

Read Bouma’s full DESTINI in Action profile here.

O’Neal, Inc: Video Q&A

We recently sat down with David Hardy, Architect – Preconstruction Facilities Manager, with O’Neal, Inc. to discuss his views on DESTINI Profiler and Beck Technology. O’Neal uses Profiler to better communicate and engage with clients and to offer a way for client preferences to be implemented on the fly during meetings. The company uses the software for almost every project to help shape the direction in the early stages before entering the formal design phase. Watch the short video by clicking below.

Roundtable Videos Posted Online

Our annual Beck Technology Roundtable was held in April and featured content-rich presentations by our clients. For those unable to travel and join us, we’ve uploaded the videos, complete with a split-screen view of the actual presentation slides, to our YouTube account.

Please access the videos here:

In the News

Our team regularly posts short blogs on their LinkedIn profiles. They discuss technology trends in some though the primary focus is broader topics such as culture, hiring, millennials, leadership. Plus, you’ll find each full of personal anecdotes, questions, and even some wit.

We invite you to connect with our team on LinkedIn to follow and learn more:

Stewart CarrollChief Operating Officer

Michael Boren, Chief Technology Officer

Tyler BarronAccount Executive

Julie Huval, CPSM, Marketing Director

Sandy DamascoCustomer Experience Lead

Stewart has just launched a series on how employees impact company culture. His upcoming blogs feature some Beck Technology spotlights. Read the first blog featuring our QA Manager Stephanie Greene.

Coming Up

Webinar: Evaluating 5D Solutions

Please join us on Wednesday, July 27th at 10AM Central to hear from Nick Kurth of PCL. Nick will be sharing the evaluation process his company went through when selecting a 5D solution.

Take a Virtual Tour

If you’d like a firsthand view of the new features we’ve rolled out this quarter for DESTINI Estimator and Profiler, we’d love to you give you an online tour. Please contact us to request a personal demo.