As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

Springtime: Sunlight, Flowers, Baseball, and As-Built Survey Programs

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Retail Renovation Season A week ago today, March 20th, was the 1st day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in Long Beach where I live, we don’t pay much attention to that because all of the seasons are pretty much the same.  But in most of the U.S., I have to assume that the start…

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LA Soft-Story Retrofit Ordinance got you feeling some “March Madness”?

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What Is A Soft-Story Retrofit? LA Soft-Story Retrofit Ordinance Yesterday was the start of the annual NCAA college basketball tournament, known as “March Madness” to most basketball fans and casual observers alike.  Sadly, my team, the California Golden Bears, didn’t make it to “The Dance” this year.  Although on the other hand, at least that…

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As-Built Happenings – New Initiatives and New Busta!

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New Hire At PPM >I’m sure I’m not the only one who is struggling to comprehend the fact that it’s already March.  I’ve tried to deny it but there it is, that little “3” in the front of the date field, staring at me in the bottom righthand corner of my screen.  2017 is whirring…

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10+ Years of As-Built Surveying Project Statistics

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PPM As-Built Surveying Financial Forecast for 2017 Precision Property Measurements has been creating As-Built drawings for our architecture, design and construction clients for almost 15 years.  In that time we have surveyed over 14,000 buildings (and portions of buildings), and we have created proposals for another 5,000+ that we didn’t end up measuring.  For the…

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New Year’s Resolutions for an As-Built Surveying Company

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Resolutions For An As-Built Surveying Company Confession:  I’ve never been a big “New Year’s Resolution” type of person.  Don’t get me wrong I LOVE setting goals.  It’s just that I don’t like to time them around any particular event (such as the start of a new year).  If you want to make a positive change…

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We want the best As-Built Surveyors. Here’s how we find them.

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How To Find The Best As-Built Surveyors At Precision Property Measurements, our Multi-Site survey programs depend on our ability to get a qualified As-Built surveyor onsite, at every location that our client needs As-Built plans.  We have done surveys in all 50 states, in just about every nook and cranny of the United States.  If…

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It’s mid-December – Do you know your Small Business Goals for 2017?

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Our Small Business Goals About a month ago I wrote about the Importance of Winning by setting, tracking, and celebrating accomplishments in your small business.  Then earlier this month, my article dealt with a very important (and hopefully fun!) seasonal obligation for small business owners – a Holiday To-Do List.  At PPM, our nationwide As-Built surveying company, we…

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An Overview of The Most Commonly Requested As-Built Drawings By Architects

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The 5 Most Common As-Built Drawings for Architects From the architect’s viewpoint (and certainly from the building owner’s), every remodel project is unique. Both the inputs (existing building conditions, local codes, budget) as well as the outputs (new design/materials) are different every time – and when these 2 factors are combined into a complete project, the possibilities for architects are…

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A Holiday “To Do List” for Small Business Owners

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How To Show Your Client Appreciation We’ll all feel better if we just get it out there, so I’m going to go ahead and say it – Today is December 1st (Dramatic pause).  You might be trying to ignore it – but if you turn on the radio, visit a store, look out the window, or…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Few Thanksgiving Thoughts It’s 3PM on Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving. This has to be one of my favorite moments of the year, as I wrap up the last few tasks for the week before 4 long days of family, food, and football.  The mood in the office is fun and upbeat, as I’m…

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