Ecobuild 2012 Recap

The 2012 Ecobuild Conference got off to a fast start for the Federal Design and Construction Outlook track on Tuesday (December 11) morning.  The General Services Administration (GSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and Department of State’s Overseas Building Operations (OBO) gave us a glimpse into their future.  There was a common theme among all of the federal presentations: budgets are shrinking and federal agencies need to do more with less money. Read more

Release of DESTINI Profiler 2013 1.0

Beck Technology, Ltd. announces the release of the latest version of DESTINI Profiler (DProfiler™), its flagship macro level Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. DESTINI Profiler integrates 3D modeling, cost estimating, energy analysis, site topography and sequencing.

Beck Technology prides itself on collaborating with industry leaders to provide the best Macro BIM resource.  The latest version of DESTINI Profiler has incorporated ideas from current software users, needs of the design/build industry and innovative functionality that continues to support an integrated industry approach to projects. Read more

2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo Recap

The 2012 Design-Build Conference & Expo was held November 7-9 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  This annual Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) national conference is a favorite for exhibitors as the expo hall is not open while other conference activities are underway.  The setup allows exhibitors to attend the key note speaker presentations as well as the training sessions. Read more

2012 BIM Texas Alliance Conference Recap

BIM Texas Alliance held their first conference last week in San Antonio.  The two day event allowed attendees to explore the state of Building Information Modeling (BIM) being utilized in the public sector, standards for BIM excellence, and the future of BIM in the built environment. The intimate setting of the conference endorsed conversations from BIM users, experts, and project owners. Read more

SindusCon 2012

In October a team from The Beck Group attended the SindusCon 2012 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  SindusCon is a construction industry forum focused on the education and promotion of BIM in the Brazilian construction industry.  Currently the Sao Paulo, Brazil construction industry is expanding rapidly with many discovering BIM and its uses.  Over 450 people attended the all-day conference comprised of general contractors, architects, government employees and other BIM users. Read more

2012 BIMFORUM Recap

The 2012 BIMForum was last week in Tacoma, Washington.  The event is always well put together and gives attendees a great pulse on the “state of BIM” in the industry.  The attendees are made up of builders, architects and owners with the event’s format as a full day of speakers on the first day and a half day on second day.  BIMForum mixes in “rapid fire” technology presentations from software vendors to show off new innovations.  There is a growing vendor sponsor area for product info and demonstrations outside of the presentation area.  The event also includes panel discussions around the theme, which for 2012 was “BIM and Facilities Management”.  The panels generally offer ample opportunities for the audience to participate with questions and comments. Read more

Inmobilaire: Innovation for Decision Making in Real Estate

Translation of article published on Mexico’s Inmobiliare Magazine number 73 p. 80-81

Every industry evolves with the help of new technologies and in the last few years technological solutions have come about more frequently.  In the Real Estate Industry, the technological solutions have mostly been oriented toward construction processes generating important savings however, what technological solution have focused on the Decision Making Process?

DProfiler is a new technology that BECK has implemented for over 10 years in many different countries and is now introducing in Mexico to reduce uncertainties and achieve suitable cost estimates in early stages of a project when approximately 70% of the costs are defined. Read more

Beck Technology Goes International

Beck Technology has two lines of business: DESTINI Profiler software sales and consulting services. Our largest consulting services client is the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Building Operations (OBO) which is responsible for planning, designing and building all of the U.S. embassies around the world. Since our commercial launch in 2006, Beck Technology has worked with OBO on a number of U.S. embassy projects in many far flung places around the globe including: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei; Islamabad, Pakistan; Port Moresby, Papa New Guinea; and Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, to name a few. Our consulting services teams have also worked on other international projects in Tianjin, China; Sao Paulo, Brazil; and London. Read more

Innovation Week 2012

New ideas are flourishing within Beck Technology thanks to Innovation Week. Twice a year, the team sets a week aside to innovate and be creative. Out of this week came new applications, innovative and fun product features, defined metrics, out-of-the box web development, and a host of other creative solutions. There are no parameters to what the team has to work on and there is only one rule: you must present the work you did during Innovation Week at Beck Technology’s semi-annual company retreat. This year, Innovation Week ran from August 22 through August 28 with presentations given August 29 and 30.

The reason behind this specific week is to foster creativity and provide ample time to work on fun projects that the team may not normally be able to work on. The results usually end up enhancing Beck Technology to be a better place to work and encourage the innovative culture that the team strives to achieve. Also, several of the innovative ideas end up in production which makes the products and services Beck Technology offer that much better. Read more