Newsletter Q3


Welcome to Fall 2016 and the push toward year-end! Here’s a quick update on efforts to support your estimating collaboration, speed, and accuracy.

One special update for those of you in the midst of budget planning for 2017: We’re debuting a robust workshop in conjunction with the Estimation Technology for Construction Conference, set for May 2017 in Washington, DC.

Filled with client speakers, technology insights, and panel discussions, we’ll walk through ways to enhance your estimation process with technology. This workshop format will replace our typical spring Beck Technology Roundtable program, allowing you to learn from and network with more peers as well as streamline your schedule. More details to come as dates and venues are locked down.

 

 

 

Coming Up

Are you planning on attending either the BIMForum from October 17-19 in Atlanta or Autodesk University
from November 15-17 in Las Vegas?  If so, it would be great to visit face-to-face and discuss your preconstruction challenges.

To schedule an in-person or virtual meeting please click the button below.

 

 

 

DESTINI in Action

 

DESTINI Estimator 2017 1.0 to be Released in Q4 2016

In April 2016, we released
DESTINI Estimator 2016 2.0, which served as the industry’s first, fully-integrated preconstruction solution. Through our partnership with Autodesk, the release featured 2D and 3D takeoff tools utilizing Navisworks®.

Over the past six months we have entered into formal explorations with more than 20 of the largest construction firms in the country. From these engagements, we’ve captured various enhancement requests directly from industry feedback and some will be added to the product this fall when we release DESTINI Estimator 2017 1.0.

To gain a firsthand view of the new features, please
contact us to schedule a demo or register for our debut webinar on Wednesday, October 26th.

 

 

 

Client Announcements – Welcome Aboard

You may have noticed several new client announcements of late.

  • In August,
    The Howard Hughes Corporation, a DESTINI Profiler client, signed a five-year enterprise licensing agreement for DESTINI Estimator as well as custom consulting. 
  • PARIC Corporation
    just signed a three-year enterprise licensing agreement for DESTINI Estimator & Profiler.
  • Most recently, Snyder Langston executed a three-year enterprise licensing agreement for DESTINI Estimator & Profiler.

Looking ahead, we’re set to welcome several more notable firms this fall.

 

 

Case Study – How Two Firms Are Embracing Target Value Design

Innovative construction companies are flipping the traditional design process upside down, reducing the need for “value engineering” later in the process by using target value design to make informed choices early in the concept development phase.

We asked Yates Construction
Estimator Stanley Wielgosz and The Beck Group’s Director of Preconstruction Jeff Ratcliff to share how their teams win clients over by using DESTINI Profiler as part of a target value design approach.

Read the case study.

Super User Q&A – Walbridge’s Taimoor Khan Test-Drives DESTINI Estimator

In a $1.5 billion, nationwide construction company, change doesn’t happen overnight. Before standardizing its 60 estimators to a single software platform, Walbridge wants to be sure it selects the most user-friendly, powerful product available. Test-driving our estimating software became Senior Estimator Taimoor Khan’s job.

Read his Q&A Profile
to find out why DESTINI Estimator is his preferred choice.

 

Client Video – Two Minutes with Cunningham-Limp

Matt Vetter, Director of Preconstruction Services with Cunningham-Limp joined us for a quick video Q&A about DESTINI Profiler and Beck Technology. The firm uses DESTINI software to help quickly conceptualize, collaborate, and bid for contracts.

Watch the video.

In the News

Choose the Right Technology and Software Platform in Four Easy Steps

By Stewart Carroll, COO, Beck Technology
Design Cost Data (DCD) Magazine – July/August 2016

This recently published an article goes into depth about picking the best technology for your company by focusing on four main steps. Stewart eases the overwhelming process by encouraging firms to determine the questions and goals to consider to make the most ideal and profitable investment for the future. The quick read includes 20+ questions to ask of yourself or the vendor you are evaluating.

Read the article here.

What Motivates your Team?

By Michael Boren, CTO, Beck Technology
LinkedIn Pulse Posts

Did you know our CTO is a people person as well as a technology guru? Michael has taken to LinkedIn to share insights on motivation, happiness, collaboration, and the like. We invite you to read his periodic posts about his recent interactions and observations.

Read Michael’s posts here.