Gray Construction Selects DESTINI Estimator as Pre-Construction Solution

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that Gray Construction has chosen DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise-wide pre-construction platform.

Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Gray Construction has been one of the leading industry pioneers in design-build integration. Since their formation in 1960, Gray has expanded into multiple offices both in the U.S. and internationally. The company specializes in engineering, architecture and construction services, with projects spanning across a variety of markets including manufacturing, automotive,  food and beverage, and distribution. Gray Construction’s team needed to find an estimating solution that could keep up with the pace of their growth and align with their company-wide standards.

The multi-year enterprise agreement will enable the company to utilize DESTINI Estimator in all of its estimating efforts.

“At the rate that our company is growing, we needed a platform that is dynamic and adaptable,” said David Florence, Vice President of Pre-Construction Systems and Services at Gray Construction. “We definitely feel like DESTINI Estimator is a system that can shift according to our individual needs, and we’re excited to see where it takes us.”

“Gray Construction has been a forward-thinking company since their inception in 1960, and we believe Estimator will only strengthen their culture of innovation,” said Cheyanne Hampton, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “We are looking forward to collaborating with them and learning from their experiences and their input.”

Estimating Life with McHugh

You’ll definitely want to hit the play button on this month’s webinar. Doug Maiden, Manager of Professional Services for Beck Technology, sat down to talk with Dave Bartolai, Vice President of Preconstruction at McHugh. Dave shared his team’s experiences in transitioning from a primarily Excel-based estimating system to a database-driven system, some of the challenges they encountered during that implementation, and how they were able to collaborate with Beck Technology to overcome those challenges. Dave also gave some tips for successfully implementing a new estimating system, as well as where he sees technology taking preconstruction in the future.

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Estimating Life with Sundt

This month’s webinar is definitely one you won’t want to miss, so if you couldn’t attend, click the link below to watch the full interview. Stephen Stoltz, Manager of Implementation Services for Beck Technology, took a few minutes to sit down with Melissa Love, Senior Estimator for Sundt Construction, to talk about some of the ways using DESTINI Estimator has impacted them as a company. Melissa gave some background behind the collaborative relationship between Sundt and Beck Technology, as well as where they see Estimator taking their company in the future.

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ERDMAN Selects DESTINI Estimator to Enhance Pre-Construction Offerings


Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that ERDMAN has chosen DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise-wide pre-construction platform.

ERDMAN is nationally recognized as a preeminent provider of healthcare facilities and senior living communities. Known for being one of the first truly integrated design-build firms in the United States, ERDMAN applies an Integrative Thinking approach to solving the complex challenges of healthcare and helping their clients build healthier communities.

The multi-year enterprise agreement will enable the company to utilize DESTINI Estimator in all of its pre-construction efforts.

“I saw DESTINI Estimator in its earliest stages, and even then it was a truly innovative product,” said Taimoor Khan, Director of Pre-construction at ERDMAN. “With the advancements and additions in the product since then, it became an obvious choice for ERDMAN, especially as we continue growing every year. The lengths Beck Technology has gone to implement our feedback into Estimator only confirmed our decision.”

“We always strive to make sure that Estimator exceeds customer expectations, and part of that includes listening to and implementing client feedback,” said Connor Ward, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “We’re excited to continue collaborating with ERDMAN, getting Estimator implemented, and hearing more ideas they bring to the table as the whole team starts using it on projects.”

Estimating Life with PARIC

You definitely don’t want to miss this month’s webinar, so if you couldn’t attend, click the link below to watch the full interview. Mike Boren, CTO of Beck Technology, sat down with Andy Leek, VP of Technology & Innovation at PARIC, to talk about some of the highlights of the session they taught at Autodesk University. Specifically, they dive deep into 3D quantity takeoff, and why technological developments in this area are so crucial to the future of the construction industry. As an established thought leader on emerging  construction technology both at PARIC and in the A/E/C industry in general, Andy also shared his company’s approach to innovating with new software, and some of the successes and challenges they have encountered along the way.

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Estimating Life with The Beck Group

This month’s webinar kicked off with a great conversation between Stewart Carroll, President of Beck Technology, and Brent Pilgrim who previously worked for Beck Technology before transitioning into his role as DESTINI Applications Director for The Beck Group. Brent talked about how new technology is something contractors should try to embrace and invest in as much as possible, but always with a good plan in place. Brent explained that onboarding DESTINI Estimator to The Beck Group was such a success because they had a solid implementation plan and kept teams accountable by holding weekly meetings for those using or training in Estimator.

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Gilbane Building Company Selects the DESTINI Estimator Preconstruction Solution

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that Gilbane Building Company selected DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise wide preconstruction platform.

Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, with 46 office locations around the world, Gilbane is a privately held, family-owned 5th generation company.  Gilbane is currently ranked No. 12 among the 2018 ENR Top 400 Contractors.

The multi-year enterprise agreement will streamline Gilbane’s preconstruction technology stack and will enable Gilbane to utilize the DESTINI Suite in all of its preconstruction efforts throughout all of its offices.

“As Gilbane pursues more and more negotiated work across the firm and is involved earlier in the life of our customer’s projects, we were seeking ways of streamlining the preconstruction process, creating consistency across our offices and most importantly bringing more value to our customers. We believe DESTINI Estimator will enable us to address these issues and we are very excited to implement it across all of our offices”, said Joe McCoy, Chief Estimator at Gilbane Building Company.

“We have worked very closely with the entire Gilbane team over the last year as they evaluated DESTINI Estimator as a replacement for their current preconstruction solutions“, said Tyler Barron, Vice President of Sales at Beck Technology. “Gilbane’s culture of continuous improvement is very obvious and we are very excited to help them implement DESTINI Estimator as there new Preconstruction Platform”.

Jason Pelkey, CIO, Gilbane, added, “Moving to DESTINI Estimator is an exciting transition for Gilbane and we believe it will streamline our preconstruction processes which will  provide us significant leverage of all our companies’ cost history.  All of our global and national customers value the vast experience that we have at Gilbane. Being able to rapidly leverage all the data we have created throughout our preconstruction services across our entire organization will enhance the value we deliver to our customers.”

“We have developed an enormous level of respect for Gilbane as we have spent time with their entire team during their evaluation of DESTINI Estimator and it is clear that they are a company who always seeks ways of adding more value to their customers. Through feedback from Gilbane during the evaluation process we have already enhanced our products and I believe that working with Gilbane as a customer will enable us to add even more value to our products that will benefit not only Gilbane but all of our customers”, said Stewart Carroll, President of Beck Technology.

DESTINI Estimator 2018.2.0 Extends Integrated Takeoff and Estimating Functionality

Beck Technology releases a feature packed pre-construction software version that was guided by input from general contractors and focuses on more efficient estimating processes.

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, has released a new version of its integrated estimating software: DESTINI® Estimator 2018.2.0. The release is another significant advancement for the integrated pre-construction solution. With over 50 major feature enhancements in 2018.2.0, many of which were driven by customer feedback, this release extends existing functionality in a number of key areas.

  • Parametric conceptual estimating
  • Assembly creation and use
  • Self-perform estimating
  • 2D and 3D takeoff

“The Beck Technology team continues to be an amazing partner who consistently listens to our needs and works with us on extending their product in areas that really add value to our business,” said Ray Miller, Vice President of Pre-construction for Balfour Beatty. “The parametric estimating functionality in this upcoming release is awesome and will allow us to integrate our existing cost models directly into DESTINI Estimator to drive our conceptual estimates bringing the flexibility our users love with the structure and consistency I need as a pre-construction leader at Balfour Beatty.”

“Creating world class technology to allow our customers to make better, more informed decisions through the life of their projects is why we do what we do,” said Michael Boren, Chief Technology Officer of Beck Technology. “Integrating our customers throughout our development process is vital to delivering on this goal. We take a lot of pride in listening to our customers’ needs and finding innovative solutions to solve their problems. DESTINI Estimator 2018.2.0 is a feature packed release and it’s been great working with input from more than 20 of our enterprise customers on this release.”

The estimating software’s highlights are demonstrated in Beck Technology’s ‘Sneak Peek of Latest Developments: Estimator 2018 2.0’ on-demand webinar.

Level 10 Construction Selects the DESTINI Estimator Preconstruction Solution

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that Level 10 Construction selected DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise-wide preconstruction platform.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale (Silicon Valley), California, with additional offices in San Francisco and San Diego, Level 10 Construction is one of the fastest growing construction companies in the US. Founded in 2011, Level 10 is currently ranked No. 60 among the 2018 ENR Top 400 Contractors.

Level 10 Construction made the switch to DESTINI Estimator from a legacy estimating solution after a rigorous 12-month evaluation of the solutions in the market. Level 10 does a lot of work for leading high-tech companies who expect rapid response time with high degrees of predictability and transparency. Selection of DESTINI Estimator will allow Level 10 to streamline their preconstruction processes and to provide more clarity and transparency in their preconstruction deliverables.

The multi-year enterprise agreement will enable the company to utilize DESTINI Estimator in all of its preconstruction efforts across the Level 10 organization.

“We have grown significantly year over year since our inception, and this success has led to preconstruction bandwidth challenges that are directly related to our current preconstruction processes and technologies,” said Level 10’s Chief Estimator Andrew Gaylor. We are very excited that DESTINI Estimator integrates many of the aspects of what we do today into a single, simple-to-use application. We believe DESTINI Estimator will allow us to continue to deliver best-in-class preconstruction services in less time and with a higher level of predictability.”

“We have worked closely with Andrew and his team at Level 10 as they evaluated DESTINI Estimator, and we anticipate a smooth and successful transition of their processes to DESTINI Estimator”, said Stewart Carroll, president of Beck Technology. “The Level 10 team is an extremely talented group and does amazing things with the resources available to them. The firm has estimated an built an impressive number of projects of varying types. Our goal is to make Level 10 even more successful through the use of DESTINI Estimator.”

Big-D Construction Selects DESTINI Estimator to Support the Construction Firm’s Rapid Growth

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that Big-D Construction has chosen DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise-wide preconstruction platform.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Big-D Construction is a 51-year-old construction company ranked No. 61 among the 2018 ENR Top 400 Contractors in the nation. The construction firm was seeking a new preconstruction platform for over a year to align with its mission of being the most sought-after construction company in the business. After researching and testing several solutions, Big-D’s team did an exploration of Estimator and determined that the estimating software was the ideal solution for the company’s current and future needs.

Big-D Construction made the switch to Estimator from its legacy estimating solution in July to support the company’s rapid growth, a desire to have a unified platform across all offices, and a way for the company to capture and utilize company cost history.  The multi-year enterprise agreement will enable the company and all its subsidiaries to utilize DESTINI Estimator in all of its preconstruction efforts.

“Very early in our engagement with Michael Sant, Vice President at Big-D, and the Big-D team we felt like our company cultures aligned and hoped that we would ultimately have the opportunity to implement DESTINI Estimator at Big-D,” said Tyler Barron, Vice President of Sales for Beck Technology. “We know that Big-D’s switch to Estimator is a significant one, and one that we are excited to help implement.”