As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

PPM’s Newest Office Launching in Seattle July 2021

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PPM is Seattle bound! We’re excited to announce all-new As-Built Surveying Services coming to Seattle July 2021 If you’re an architect, designer, or construction professional in Seattle, we look forward to being of service as we launch our newest regional office and provide precision As-Built Surveying resources to The Emerald City! This means all new…

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How We Execute A Multi-Site “Pilot” As-Built Survey

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The “Pilot” As-Built Survey – The Critical Step in a Multi-Site As-Built Survey Program Let’s talk about “Multi-Site” As-Built Survey programs. These are multi-location remodel programs where dozens or hundreds of locations need to be surveyed and drafted in preparation for remodel, rebranding, or expansion initiatives – usually for large, national retail or quick service…

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4 Ways 3D Laser Scanning Is Changing Your As-Built Customer Experience

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3D Laser As-Built Surveying in the Information Age At PPM, we work closely with architects throughout the country and know the demands of the job. We get it. You’re busy, you’re under a deadline, you need the most accurate As-Built survey possible, and you want it to be completely “Worry Free.” Believe us. We’ve been…

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Meet Colin Lenkeit: Multi-Site Program Manager

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PPM Profiled: Meet Colin Leinkeit Multi-Site Program Manager 15 years ago, Colin Lenkeit applied for the position of “Measurer” with PPM. He was hired to perform measurements and draft landscape site plans for landscape architects. This entailed sketching residential and commercial landscapes, taking measurements of onsite features and utilizing AutoCAD to create accurate site plans.…

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PPM’s Newest Office Launching in Washington, D.C. Summer 2020

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PPM’s Newest Office Launching in Washington, D.C. Summer 2020 An Interview with Our President Andy McFarland In September 2019, our President Andy McFarland made the long-awaited announcement that our next regional office will open in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C!  Summer 2020 will be the expected launch date. In an interview with Andy, he laid…

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6 Benefits of Utilizing an As-Built Partner

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6 Benefits of Utilizing an As-Built Partner Whether you dream of growing your architecture firm or need a reprieve from the “busy-work” that comes with the job, the benefits of utilizing a trusted As-Built partner to lighten your load are many. In our modern world, workdays move fast with endless moving parts and lots of…

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A Day in the Life of an As-Built Surveyor-Drafter

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Meet Rogelio Medina a.k.a. Rogi (row-gee) As-Built Surveyor and Drafter Mornings at our PPM headquarters in Long Beach, California range between a quiet, small group to a loud, boisterous crew. It really depends on where our As-Built surveyor-drafters are stationed for the day. We greet the morning as a team in what we call The…

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5 Key Traits of A Great As-Built Survey Partner

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Whether you’re seasoned in working with an As-Built survey provider or looking for a new way to create efficiency in your workflow, there are 5 key traits to look for in a great partner. It’s crucial to ensure the As-Built partner you choose can deliver on time, has great customer service, is always professional while…

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3D Laser Scanning for Historic Preservation

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3 Historic Landmarks Preserved through Digital Archiving In October of 2013, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the Philippine region of Bohol. In April of 2019, a fierce fire engulfed the roof of Paris’ famous Notre Dame Cathedral claiming the spire and causing devastating damage to the roof and upper walls. Fortunately, a 3D laser scan of…

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3 Ways to Simplify Your Merchandising Process

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Competition in the retail space is fierce. Ensuring the right product in the right place, and at the right price and time is key to every retail brand’s success. Savvy merchandisers with a simplified and streamlined merchandising process have the best chance of growing sales and maintaining the competitive edge. Here’s why… 90% of information…

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