As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

As-Built Surveying: Why We Do What We Do

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Our “Why” At PPM, we’re passionate about setting architects, designers, contractors, and homeowners across the nation up for success with the very best in As-Built surveying, drafting, and modeling. Whether you prefer to work with 2D drawings or 3D BIM models, As-Built plans are the foundation to your renovation and the all-important very first step.…

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Archicad As-Built Models

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PPM now offering Archicad As-Built Models A New BIM Deliverable to Support your Residential Remodel Projects If you’re an architect specializing in residential remodels, and you love collaborating and designing in intuitive, easy-to-use BIM software, our newest service offering has launched with you in mind! PPM is proud to announce Archicad as our latest residential…

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What Is An As-Built Survey?

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What is an As-Built Survey? The Most Critical Part of your Remodel That You’ve Never Heard Of. It happens all the time, even after 19+ years in business.  Someone asks me “What do you do for work?”, and I tell them that PPM provides As-Built surveys to architects and other design and construction professionals.  Unless…

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Residential As-Built Survey Site Visit: How to Prepare

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Preparing for your Residential As-Built Survey Site Visit If you’re preparing for your residential As-Built Survey site visit, you’re more than likely preparing your home for a remodel or addition. Congratulations on this special endeavor to enhance the space you’re living in! As your architect or designer likely told you, accurate and up-to-date As-Built plans…

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Meet Eamon Pickard: Seattle Regional Director

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PPM Profiled: Meet Eamon Pickard Seattle Regional Director For many months now, our team has been carefully planning the July 2021 launch of our newest Seattle office and looking forwarding to providing the best in As-Built Surveying services to the local architecture community. At PPM, great team members are vital to our success, and more…

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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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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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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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The PPM Multi-Site As-Built Survey Process

The PPM As-Built Multi-Site Survey Process

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A NATIONWIDE AS-BUILT PARTNER WITH A BULLETPROOF PLAN FOR MULTI-LOCATION PROGRAMS Ensuring accuracy, speed, and service on a larger scale Renovations across multiple locations require careful planning and a well-developed process. At PPM, we bring a team of professionals who ensure your success through a carefully designed Multi-Site As-Built Survey Process. We make sure your…

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