Welcome to a new year full of possibility. It’s hard to believe that we’re already marking the beginning of 2017, as 2016 seemed to fly by at lightning speed.

For this roundup, we have included a few “coming soon” features of note to mark on your calendars.

Save the Date

Please plan to join us at the Advancing Building Estimation 2017conference (formerly known as Estimation Technology for Construction conference), scheduled for May 24-25 in Houston, Texas, at the Westin Houston, Memorial City.

Beck Technology will host a complimentary, half-day preconference workshop for conference attendees and invitees, in conjunction with the conference. Filled with client speakers, technology insights, and panel discussions, this event will walk through ways to enhance your estimation process with technology. Look for a focus on the need for industry change, as well as a keynote speaker and a panel of owners sharing their ideas of what ideal estimates would look like.

This workshop format will replace our typical spring Beck Technology Roundtable program, allowing attendees to learn from and network with more peers, as well as streamline their travel budgets.

DESTINI in Action

Release of DESTINI Estimator 2017 1.0 Set for Q1

The powerful, flexible new DESTINI Estimator 2017 1.0 is set for release in February, with more than 20 fresh features that make construction estimating faster, easier, and more intelligent than ever.

Focused on improvements in core estimating functionality, the new features and streamlined user interface are based on feedback from Beck Technology’s Industry Advisory Board and our clients, whose practical ideas guided our development team at every step.

To see the new features in action, check out our series of webinar demos for DESTINI Estimator 2017 1.0, presented by Beck Technology’s Chief Technical Officer Michael Boren.

Super User Q&A – Brian Parker with Sundt

When Sundt Construction decided to move on from its increasingly outdated estimating software platform, it made sense to choose a system that integrated with modeling and estimating software that was already being successfully used at the firm.

Seeing the firm’s success using Beck Technology’s DESTINI Profiler 3D modeling and estimating software to impress clients and win work, Lead Estimator Brian Parker understood how Profiler and DESTINI Estimator could work together to take the company’s estimating capabilities to the next level. Brian was selected to be the company’s DESTINI Estimator implementer. As a DESTINI “power user,” he is now training others within Sundt to make the most of the DESTINI suite of products.

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

Case Study – Real-Time Modeling & Estimating Builds Relationships, Wins Work

When clients need to know the cost impact of a change to their building design, they don’t want to wait hours or days for an answer. The Korte Company uses DESTINI Profiler as a communication tool during the business development stage, making changes to their building models in real time to give owners immediate answers.

When Korte uses DESTINI Profiler in presentations, says Craig Mulliniks, CPE, LEED GA and Korte’s director of virtual construction, “Those meetings are typically inquisitive, interactive and high-energy.”

Read our Korte case study to learn why DESTINI Profiler has become the firm’s go-to daily modeling and estimating software for all design-build and construction management pursuits.

In the News

How 5D Macro BIM Saves Time, Money in Preconstruction and Early Design

By Todd Imming, Director of Marketing, Korte

5D macro BIM is the real-time display of fully valued parametric building components within a virtual model, allowing estimators to model facilities at the earliest stages of design.

In a recent article published at ForConstructionPros.com, Korte’s Director of Marketing Todd Imming explains how DESTINI Profiler 5D BIM software allows construction firms to make faster and smarter decisions, offer a wider range of cost options, and use fewer personnel during the early business assessment and design stages.

Read the original article on the Korte blog to learn why Todd believes that 5D BIM delivers real value for clients.

Beck Technology’s Writings 

The Beck Technology team has been busy expanding the base of industry knowledge, blogging on LinkedIn Pulse about the things they know best: customer success, client service, and of course, cutting-edge software for the construction industry. Read their recent blogs, and click “follow” to stay updated:

Adventures in Exploration
By Tyler Barron, Account Executive, Beck Technology

Introducing Customer Success at Beck Technology
By Sandy Damasco, Account Manager, Beck Technology

How Do You Value Client Service When Evaluating Software?
By Nicholas Johnson, Account Executive, Beck Technology

Happy New Year

From all of us at Beck Technology, we wish you and yours a happy and prosperous 2017!