As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

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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Case Study: As-Built Surveys for a Nationwide Quick Service Restaurant Chain

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Swiftly Tackling A Time Sensitive, 550-Location As-Built Survey Program How One QSR Brand Prepared for a Nationwide Remodel in Record Time When a large quick service restaurant chain wanted to remodel 550 locations in a year, they chose PPM as their As-Built partner. By quickly understanding their needs, adapting to their preferred communication rhythm, and…

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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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