As-Built News, Ideas and Tips

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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Measuring Your House For Renovaton – Step 1

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Details On How To Make An As-Built Home Survey- Step 1 One of the tough things about owning an As-Built measuring company is that almost nobody knows what As-Built measuring is!  So I am constantly trying to explain to friends, family and new people that I meet what it is that we do.  But… one…

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Starting the day off right – the Bustation Declaration!

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How We Get Fired Up To Make A Fantastic As-Built Survey For You HOW IT STARTED: We have always liked to think of ourselves as a fun company.  Whether it’s company parties and events, office jokes and pranks, or just the lively discussions and laughter that you hear on a daily basis, it’s clear that the…

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Summertime is time to Remodel!

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Use Summertime To Prepare For Your Renovation It is well-known that the best time for carrying out operations that require a lot of outdoor activity is during the summer. This is due to the warmth, sunshine and lack of rains that comes with the season. The dry summer periods have also always been the friendliest…

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Should you outsource your As-Built surveys?

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The Pros and Cons of Outsourcing Your As-Built Surveys For many years, it has been common practice in the architectural community to outsource related professional services such as structural calculations, interior design, and model development to other firms. But for one reason or the other, As-Built drawings have not reached the same level of ubiquity as…

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Men of the Mustache

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Does The Mustache Belong In Today’s Work Environment? I can’t believe it has been more than 8 months since my last blog. During that time, there has actually been a lot going on with PPM. We’ve hired 4 new employees, revamped a bunch of our internal systems, and completed some really amazing As-Built projects. But…

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PPM Brings As-Built Services to Bay Area

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PPM Opens Office In Oakland To Service Northern California Clients After more than twelve successful years serving the local architecture and design community in Southern California, I am thrilled to announce that we at PPM now offer our complete range of services in Northern California as well. As of August 1st, we have opened a…

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