PC Construction Selects DESTINI Estimator Platform

Beck Technology, leading software and service firm for the commercial design and construction industry, announced that PC Construction has chosen DESTINI® Estimator as its new estimating platform.

Founded in 1958, PC Construction is a 100% employee-owned company headquartered in Vermont, with five offices along the east coast. From specialized buildings in the northeast to complex water and wastewater treatment plants in the southeast, PC is ranked annually as one of the top contractors in the country.

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

“PC Construction is constantly evolving and we wanted a tool that could grow with us while streamlining our processes and creating greater efficiency,” said Randy Lessor, Director of Information Technology at PC Construction. “Beck Technology worked with us to adapt the software to our needs, and we are looking forward to putting the tool into practice across the company.”

“We really enjoyed getting the opportunity to work with PC Construction and develop a solution that addresses not only their current needs, but also their plans for future growth and development,” said Chris Torbert, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with them as we develop innovative solutions to estimating challenges.”

Life Time Construction Chooses DESTINI Estimator as a Preconstruction Solution

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

Life Time Construction is the real estate development, construction, and architecture arm of Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand. Located in Chanhassen, Minnesota, Life Time Construction’s primary market is athletic resorts, with recent expansions into premium co-working spaces and luxury residential apartments as well. The company also offers preconstruction, planning, and project management services to Life Time, Inc.

The multi-year enterprise agreement will enable Life Time Construction to utilize DESTINI Estimator in all of its preconstruction efforts.

“We were very impressed with DESTINI Estimator’s capabilities, especially its 2D and 3D takeoff features,” said Joel Peterson, Director of Preconstruction at Life Time. “We foresee a more streamlined workflow and improved communication between departments as a result of adopting Estimator as our new estimating platform.”

“Working with the Life Time construction team has been a wonderful experience,” said Bijan Paroo, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “Through an in-depth exploration process, we were able to get to know Life Time’s unique needs and challenges, and collaborated to create an implementation plan that would best fit within their situation and time frame. We look forward to the innovation that we expect this partnership to bring.”

Takeoff with DESTINI Estimator

If you weren’t able to attend this exclusive webinar, and you want to learn more about streamlining your preconstruction process, you will definitely want to click below to watch. Mike Boren, Chief Technology Officer at Beck Technology, walked through a high-level demonstration of DESTINI Estimator’s 2D and 3D takeoff capabilities. He also responded to some insightful questions from attendees regarding Revit integration and CSI codes, as well as giving a brief preview of what’s going to be coming up in Estimator 2019.1.0.

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Estimating Life with ERDMAN

Curious about how preconstruction technology can benefit your company? Then you’ll definitely want to click the play button. Taimoor Khan, Director of Preconstruction at ERDMAN, sat down with Connor Ward, Account Executive at Beck Technology, to discuss some of the most common preconstruction challenges he’s encountered throughout his career and how taking advantage of emerging technology helped him discover innovative solutions to these challenges. He also talked about the importance of developing collaborative partnerships with software vendors, and why it’s beneficial for companies to embrace technology as a step towards enhancing their preconstruction offerings.

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LS Black Constructors Select 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 LS Black Constructors has chosen DESTINI® Estimator as its new enterprise-wide pre-construction platform.

 

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, LS Black Constructors is a 41-year-old construction company building complex projects in the federal, civil/industrial, and commercial markets. The company wanted to grow its pre-construction team as well as invest in the firm’s future by investing in technology to help them with processes. LS Black’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.

 

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

 

“I saw DESTINI Estimator a couple of years ago and thought the platform was the right choice for LS Black because we are growing rapidly and needed a software that could support us today as well as keep up with our growth,” said Brandon Davis, Director of Pre-construction for LS Black Constructors. “The Estimator exploration was eye-opening and the unique implementation plan the Beck Technology team put together for us was collaborative.”

 

“When construction companies look to spur their growth one of the areas they focus on is pre-construction,” said Connor Ward, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “LS Black’s team not only had their focus on making their company better but they also made sure Beck Technology’s future aligned with theirs.”

 

Cumming Chooses DESTINI Estimator to Enhance Preconstruction Offerings

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

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Cumming has over 30 offices globally and is ranked No. 20 in ENR’s Top 100 Construction Management-for-Fee Firms for 2018. The company has been in business for over 20 years and focuses on complex projects in the education, healthcare, themed entertainment, and hospitality markets. With a goal of streamlining the cost estimating process, Cumming selected DESTINI Estimator to help create consistency across all of its teams. The construction consultancy wanted the ability to better compare and benchmark its estimates and use the data in more value-added ways.

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

“Having one platform to manage all our cost management projects is critical as we move into the future,” said David Baird, Executive Vice President at Cumming. “Consolidating our multiple pre-construction tools down to one platform is a major change, however it’s necessary as we streamline our estimating process. I expect Estimator to be the foundation that our cost management team uses to stay at the forefront of innovation and technology.  With Beck Technology as our trusted partner, I believe we will be very successful.”

“Beck Technology continues to be the team that I rely on for pre-construction advancements,” said Chris Wilson, Director at Cumming. “I’ve worked with them in the past using DESTINI Profiler and have a tremendous amount of trust in their team. Using Estimator provides us with another tool to use in our analysis of construction costs which will give our clients better insight into their projects.”

“Cumming shared its vision of what a better construction industry would mean for its business and clients,” said Cheyanne Hampton, Account Executive at Beck Technology. “As the construction consultancy explored Estimator, they also fully utilized our implementation team and support channels. Cumming isn’t just purchasing a pre-construction solution, but helping make pre-construction better for the entire industry by setting an example of how to put customers first.”

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.”