BuildingPoint Midwest Offers Professional Services for Variety of Design-Build-Operate Applications

BuildingPoint Midwest is a leading provider of Design-Build-Operate solutions for the construction industry. We sell a variety of hardware and software solutions that allow companies to accurately and efficiently win the work, do the work and manage the work.

In addition to our team of highly qualified sales and service representatives, BuildingPoint Midwest also offers a full suite of professional services that help companies in a number of ways. From company process assessments to business development, Building Point can help your business develop processes that improve efficiency and profitability.

Our professional services include:

Virtual Design Construction Process

VDC is the process of using Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools to virtually design and build an array of projects. Today companies are increasing project productivity through BIM and coordinating the flow of work in a virtual environment that is easily replicated in the field.

From project coordination, BuildingPoint is a leading resource to help companies and project teams with their VDC process implementations and specific project needs. BuildingPoint Midwest can also help to lead the VDC process across your project from acting as the BIM coordination lead to managing your Integrated Project Delivery team.

Estimating and Scheduling Process

BuildingPoint Midwest’s services group can also help your company make the most out of your software investment in WinEst, Modelogix and Vico Office. Our software professionals will help your team get started with the creating of company standards and templates.

We also can aid in the building of early model-based conceptual estimates and schedules for the use in the business development efforts all the way through updating project schedules based on actual day-to-day production information. By counting on BuildingPoint Midwest to provide project BIM deliverables, we can show your company ow to maximize the data for a more integrated estimating and scheduling process. Other estimating and scheduling process services include:

  • Improving collaboration among your project team
  • Reducing project financial risk and exposure
  • Implementing a single system of record enabling delivery of projects on time and on budget.
  • Gaining visibility into the movement of project dollars with cash flow forecasting.
  • Streamlining routing and approvals with predefined or ad-hoc workflow.

Company Process Assessments

BuildingPoint Midwest’s AECO industry experts can evaluate your company ’s processes from BIM, Estimating, Scheduling and Project controls.  BuildingPoint Midwest will work with your company’s departments to discover and understand its current processes and report on items that could be potentially enhanced and improved.

Our company process assessment involves interviews with team members, including working with them to outline process flow diagrams.  At the end of our assessment, BuildingPoint Midwest will deliver a detailed companywide process report that includes an explanation for implementing process improvements and any new software and hardware suggestions.

Building Information Modeling Deliverables

The Building Information Modeling experts BuildingPoint Midwest can help your company in the creation and management of BIM deliverables on projects.  From 2D to 3D conversions to modeling of existing conditions based on laser scanned data.

BuildingPoint Midwest offers highly competitive model creation services and delivers premier quality information.  We will provide that extra winning wow factor in your project acquisition stage by creating project specific logistics or other business development models.

We also can model to your needs and create deliverables that range from coordinated models to 2D layout drawings.  We have the ability to model everything from Architectural and Structural systems to detailed MEP components.

Business Development

BuildingPoint Midwest’s BIM deliverable is priced specific to your company’s project needs and requirements. As industry experts, we can provide both T&M and Lump Sum options. BuildingPoint Midwest will handle any BIM project no matter its size. Discover some of the project types we’ve worked with:

All education levels from K-12 to higher education

  • Stadiums and Event Centers
  • Commercial  and Medical Office Buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Light Industrial

To talk to BuildingPoint Midwest about employing one of our industry leading professionals to aid your company on any of the above services, call us at (855) 332-7527

BuildingPoint Midwest Introduces New Cloud-Based Asset Management Solutions

At BuildingPoint Midwest we are constantly looking for ways to stay abreast of the technology that is at the very heart of our industry. Like consumer-facing tech, new Design-Build-Operate technology solutions are brought to market on a regular basis and updates to those solutions are made even more frequently.

Some of the very latest technology introduced by Trimble are its cloud-based Asset Management suite of solutions. In this blog we’ll introduce you to all three parts of this technology that allow you to track and manage your company’s tools, secure the job site and register and store your workforce data in the cloud.

What is “The Cloud?”

To best introduce you to these new products it might be best to first explain cloud-based technology. Many people use the term, but don’t really have any idea of what the cloud is and how it can help them in their business.

The cloud refers to software and services that aren’t saved and stored on a local computer, instead they live on a network of servers and delivered through web browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer.

Many mobile apps on either your smartphone or tablet, are powered by cloud-based services.  Common cloud-based services include Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox and Apple’s iCloud.

AllTrak™ Tool Management System

Trimble’s new AllTrak™ Tool Management Solution allows contractors to locate tools in real time and see at a glance who is responsible for them. It also tracks which of your tools require service, which consumables may need replenished. You can also gain valuable insight to how your tools are being used by employees in the field.

Through cloud-based technology, AllTrak™ allows companies to manage tools and equipment right from the warehouse. In addition:

  • Track all tools and equipment using mobile phones or tablets
  • Easily assign tools and equipment to workers, jobsites, or projects
  • Check tools, equipment, and consumables in and out of the warehouse
  • Check equipment status, including damages, and who was responsible
  • Improve inventory tracking
  • Easily track costs and create reports
  • Track tool maintenance and rentals with regular, automated reminders.

CrewSight™ Access Control

CrewSight™ software increases site security by seamlessly combining a jobsite access control system with a worker databaseCompanies also can track time and attendance, safety documentation and compliance, and store their workforce registry. CrewSight™ can create automated reports and streamlines workforce communication with broadcast text messages.

CrewSight™ also allows companies to:

  • Limit jobsite access to only those workers meeting specific entry criteria
  • Customize entry criteria like signed NDAs, passed drug or background screens, and/or current licenses
  • Use a unified cloud-based portal to remotely control access to all jobsites
  • Use the most effective way possible to capture accurate time & attendance data
  • Know who is on each site, including their company and trade affiliation
  • Track crew and subcontractor hours by jobsite
  • Receive alerts and reports if unauthorized access occurs
  • Reduce equipment theft by securing your site
  • Find an unconscious workers’ emergency contact information from your phone in seconds
  • Confirm a jobsite is empty through supervisor alerts at the end of the day
  • Alert workers of upcoming safety meetings, bad weather, and site hazards
  • Link license expirations to access control and limit your liability
  • Keep general contractors and construction managers on top of expiring worker certifications
  • Create a smooth onboarding workflow that works within your existing safety orientation process

Workforce Registry

Trimble’s Workforce Registry allows companies to easily register and store workforce data in the cloud. Employees will be able to search any worker’s records at any time no matter their location. Workforce Registry also allows the creation of custom data configurations and exportable reports for compliance documentation.

From technologically capable mobile devices companies can use Workforce Registry to:

  • View any worker’s documentation
  • Collect document signatures specific to individual projects or jobsites
  • Use English, Spanish, or another language for fast, accurate onboarding
  • Have workers enter their own information on a tablet from the office or jobsite
  • Immediately approve and accept completed worker documentation
  • Upload specific documents to the cloud for paperless onboarding
  • Ensure every worker has the right documentation to be on site
  • Export a customized version of your register to Excel with two clicks
  • Identify which workers have upcoming license expirations and proactively reach out to them

If your company is considering streamlining its asset management solutions by move operations to a cloud-bases system, Trimble’s suite of solutions can’t be beat. To learn more about asset management solutions from BuildingPoint Midwest, contact a representative today!

Trimble Robotic Total Stations Bring Maximum Efficiency to the Job Site

When it comes to building layout, The Trimble RTS Series Robotic Total Stations enable contractors to perform tasks with maximum efficiency when compared to mechanical systems used in residential, municipal and  commercial building construction. BuildingPoint Midwest is a leading dealer of the Trimble RTS Series and we offer the RTS 655, 771, 773 and 873 models.

Learn more about each Trimble RTS, their capabilities and features below:

Trimble RTS 655

The Trimble RTS655 easily streamlines the layout of control lines, excavation lines, concrete forms and anchor bolts. It can handle anything from light topographic projects to as-built data collection.

Built in Trimble MagDrive™ Servo Technology means incredible speed, accuracy and a smooth and silent operation. Trimble SurePoint™ ensures accurate measurements through auto-correction for unwanted movement caused by external factors like wind. Trimble MultiTrack™ locks on and tracks passive prisms for control measurements and active targets for dynamic measurement, stakeout and grade control.

Key features:

  • Using the Class 3R Laser Pointer, visually mark points, with unequalled precision.
  • Automatic Servo Focus sets the optical focus for quick manual aiming when laying out points in DR mode.
  • Combine with Trimble Field Link software running on the Trimble Field Tablet to optimize your accuracy and productivity.

Trimble RTS 771

The Trimble RTS 771 is the ideal machine for your most demanding projects. This one-inch angle accuracy instrument raises the bar in high-accuracy positioning for general contractors. For construction applications, your company needs a measurement solution with optimal speed, accuracy and reliability. By combining the Trimble DR HP Precision EDM with Trimble VISION you will have the flexibility to tackle the most demanding projects.

Key features:

  • Trimble VISION video-assisted robotic measurement
  • Visual verification with data overlay and photo documentation
  • MagDrive technology for maximum speed and efficiency
  • Combine with Trimble Field Link software running on the Trimble Field Tablet to optimize your accuracy and productivity.
  • MultiTrack technology offers the choice between passive and active tracking 1″ angle accuracy
  • Automatic Servo Focus sets the optical focus for quick manual aiming when laying out points in DR mode.

Trimble RTS 773

The Trimble RTS773 incorporates advanced technologies to quickly and reliably deliver accurate layout, ensuring design intent is accomplished correctly the first time.

The RTS773’s Trimble MagDrive™ Servo Technology provides for exceptional speed and accuracy with smooth, silent operation. Trimble SurePoint™ Technology ensures accurate measurements by automatically correcting for unwanted movement. Finally, Trimble MultiTrack™ technology locks on and tracks passive prisms for control measurements and active targets for dynamic measurement, stakeout and grade control.

Key features:

  • Trimble VISION video-assisted robotic measurement
  • MagDrive technology for top efficiency and speed
  • Visual verification with data overlay and photographic documentation
  • MultiTrack technology delivers the choice between passive and active tracking

Trimble RTS 873

The Trimble RTS 873 offers the very best in advanced technology for construction layout. This machine allows your employees to eliminate the guesswork with it’s bright, autofocusing green laser, ensuring heightened layout precision.  Combined with Trimble Field Link running on the Trimble tablet, this system also will compensate for uneven surfaces to ensure total positioning accuracy.

Key features:

  • A Smarter Pointer with bright green, autofocusing laser and auto-correction for uneven surfaces
  • Trimble VISION video-assisted robotic measurement
  • MultiTrack technology offers the choice between passive and active tracking
  • MagDrive technology for maximum speed and efficiency

BuildingPoint Midwest & Gulf Coast’s Ellsworth Authors Scan to BIM Guide

Todd Ellsworth, Director of Professional Services for BuildingPoint Midwest and Gulf Coast recently authored a Scan to BIM Guide featured prominently on the Trimble Construction website Constructible.

Whether you’re a contractor that scans to meet your point cloud deliverable or you’re already using a scan to BIM process, Todd’s guide provides all you need to know about the scan to BIM process.

To download and read this valuable guide, click here.

ASTM E1155 Floor Flatness Reports in a Fraction of the Time

Measuring floor flatness is an essential element of any large-scale construction project. And until recently, manually producing Floor Flatness Reports was a process that could last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Now, with the Trimble TX6 3D Laser Scanner and RealWorks software, high-resolution Floor Flatness Reports that meet ASTM E1155 standards can be produced in just a matter of minutes, saving valuable time.

Our TX6 scanner delivers state-of-the-art speed and unmatched precision that make the dream of fast and accurate Floor Flatness Reports a reality.

The Trimble® RealWorks point cloud modeling software enables construction professionals to register, visualize, manipulate and analyze as-built data collected from their Trimble TX6 3D laser scanners.

When it comes to mandatory Floor Flatness Reports, RealWorks delivers industry-standard ASTM E1155 reporting criteria to easily view actual flatness. RealWorks Floor Flatness Reports quickly output a common language that speeds the identification of intolerance and out of tolerance areas, highlighting them according to specific requirements.

Create Floor Flatness Reports in minutes! Contact BuildingPoint Midwest & Gulf Coast today to request a free demonstration of the Trimble TX6 3D Laser Scanner & Realworks.

(855) 332-7527

BuildingPoint Midwest Partners with Viewpoint

BuildingPoint Midwest is very excited to announce a brand new partnership with construction project management software company Viewpoint.

We will work alongside Viewpoint’s sales and professional services teams to deliver the latest technology and software solutions to the Illinois market, creating a “one-stop-shop” for contractors to fulfill their ongoing business and technology needs.

“This is a win-win partnership that will strengthen our combined abilities to deliver a full suite of leading-edge construction solutions to contractors,” said Nicholas DiBitetto, general manager of BuildingPoint Midwest. “We’re consistently asked about construction ERP solutions by our clients and having this relationship with Viewpoint will allow us to better serve our clients’ complete needs.”

DiBitetto said most of those inquiries come from BPM’s existing Trimble client base and helping these clients understand the full suite of technology solutions and services available to them is a key part of this relationship. The partnership also creates new opportunities in the heavy highway and civil engineering space, allowing BPM to re-engage with former clients — currently being serviced by Trimble — for their ERP and business software needs.

BuildingPoint Midwest Account Executive Charley Forey will lead our Viewpoint team. With more than a decade of project management and process improvement experience in software development and deployment for construction businesses, Charley has proven to be an invaluable resource providing oversight during ERP selection and implementation projects.

“By adding Viewpoint’s solutions to our mix it gives us greater flexibility to meet our goal of helping contractors innovate and modernize,” DiBitetto said. “We want to stretch the boundaries of what technology can help them achieve and we know Charley will help lead the way in those efforts.”

For more information about Viewpoint, contact Charley at D: (855) 332-7527 | C: (630) 777-5167 or by email at