As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

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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5 Things You Must Nail for a Smooth Multi-Site As-Built Survey Program

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Key Elements to Managing a Multi-Site As-Built Survey Program Multi-Site As-Built surveys for national brands are the first, and one of the most important steps in kicking off your brand’s multi-location expansion, rebranding, or remodel initiatives. These survey programs can involve hundreds or even thousands of locations across the country, where each As-Built survey needs…

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Planning a Multi Site As-Built Survey Program – Get It Right!

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4 Critical Steps to Planning a Multi Site As-Built Survey Program Last week I wrote an article about a specific type of As-Built services that PPM began offering in 2009 – “Multi Site” As-Built surveys.  A Multi Site survey program involves 2 or more locations (often hundreds) of the same type, and for the same client – most…

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It’s All About “Multi Site”! Nationwide As-Built Survey Programs

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Multi-Site As-Built Programs Last week we started a new As-Built site survey program for McDonald’s (which you may have seen on PPM’s Facebook or LinkedIn pages).  We surveyed 6 locations in Oklahoma City, and we are just finishing up these “pilot” As-Built drawings for our client.  7 years ago if you would have told me that PPM would be…

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Why it’s important to Win (or at least try to!)

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Teamwork and the Importance of Winning. I participated in a couple of seemingly different events last week that got me thinking about the topics of teamwork and winning. The connection between the two might not seem obvious, but by the end of the week I could definitely feel the similarities – see if you can…

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Step 3 For A Simple Way To Measuring A House For Renovation

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How To Measure A House For An As-Built Survey – Step 3 If you have read my previous articles, you are now well on your way to creating an accurate As-Built floor plan.  To recap, I covered the first two steps in those blogs: Preparation Measuring With this article we will cover the 3rd and final step…

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Here’s Step 2 For How to Measure a House

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How To Conduct An As-Built Survey- Step 2 In my last article, I talked about some basic preparation to consider prior to measuring a house, if your goal is to create an accurate set of As-Built drawings.  As I mentioned, every As-Built surveying project essentially has the same 3 steps:  Preparation  Measuring  Drafting With this blog, we are moving…

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