NASHVILLE, Tenn.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—October 25, 2006— Beck Technology and Reed Construction Data (RCD) announced the general availability of DProfiler with RSMeans, the first 3D modeling application that ties directly to RSMeans cost data providing accurate cost information and easy to use modeling.
"DProfiler with RSMeans combines the power of computer-aided 3D
modeling with the intelligence of a room full of cost estimators and
business planners into one, easy to use, software solution," said Eric
J. Kutche, MHA, MBA, AIA, of HMC Architects.
Beck Technology's DProfiler with RCD's RSMeans allows architects,
owners and contractors to make decisions based on reliable, complete
and accurate information. Through this complete view of the project
including 3D models, sketches, and cost analysis, owners are better
informed about project feasibility. By having accurate cost data early
in the project lifecycle, contractors limit cost overruns and
architects limit change orders. With DProfiler and RSMeans, risk is
reduced and projects proceed more smoothly.
"DProfiler with RSMeans is a powerful new BIM software package
that will support my firm's efforts to promote and achieve successful
projects on behalf of our clients," said Vincent E. Bendinelli,
President, Program Venture Management, Ltd.
Sketching concepts is quick and easy with DProfiler. The 3D
modeling component is full featured with the ability to add floors,
cut sections in any shape, view the interior and accurately measure
the model. Integration with RSMeans data provides instant access to
over 18,000 assembly cost databases, so that interactive cost
estimating can be done on the fly while modeling the concept.
"I am so glad that someone has finally combined an easy to use 3D
modeler with accurate costing. A lot of talk has been put into solving
this problem and now Beck Technology has actually done it," said Leon
LaJeunesse, Custom Contracting, Ltd. "For contractors, increasing
accuracy of estimating while decreasing time is really valuable and
that's what DProfiler does."
DProfiler with RSMeans includes tools to automate tedious aspects
of modeling and increase accuracy. For instance, the automated parking
tool instantly determines the spaces in a designated parking lot.
Integration with Google Earth, assures the design is modeled in the
context of the actual site.
"As a company with nearly a century of experience in the AEC
industry, Beck was in an excellent position to identify industry
needs. RSMeans is the undisputed market leader and authority on
costing data. Through this union, DProfiler was created to help
architects, owners and contractors very quickly establish project
scope and budget, ultimately reducing project risk," said Stewart
Carroll, COO, Beck Technology.
About Beck Technology, LLC
Beck Technology, LLC, a Beck Company, is the leading provider of
virtual model based solutions for accurately, quickly and cost
effectively defining project scope and budgets. Beck Technology
solutions provide real-time cost analysis, with 3D visualization;
enabling users to quickly estimate project costs, perform feasibility
analysis, and generate building performance and design criteria. As a
leader in development and distribution of software and services for
the design and construction industry, Beck has revolutionized the
industry by allowing owners and developers to explore any number of
project options, while increasing the accuracy of the decision-making
process. Beck Technology brings with it the expertise of nearly a
century in the design and construction industry and is a pioneer in
bringing the next generation of truly innovative technologies to the
The Beck Group is a 94-year-old integrated, full-service builder
providing design, construction and development services. Headquartered
in Dallas, The Beck Group maintains over 600 full-time employees
working among a network of 13 offices across the United States and
Mexico. The Beck Group has completed numerous high-profile projects,
earning more than 500 design and construction awards. The American
Institute of Architects Dallas Chapter distinguished Beck as the first
company to be named both Contractor and Architecture Firm of the Year
in 2003. A year later, Beck was again bestowed with Architecture Firm
of the Year honors by AIA Dallas, and was ranked fifth on Texas
Construction Magazine's "Top 125 Contractors."
About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data is a leading worldwide provider of quality
construction information products and services designed to advance the
businesses of its customers with timely, accurate and actionable
project, product, and cost data. Reed Construction Data collects, adds
value to and distributes construction industry information through a
suite of online and print references, including Reed Connect(TM), ACP,
Reed Bulletin(TM) First Source(R), RSMeans, Reed Starts, and
BuildingTeamForecast.com--all valuable resources for architects,
engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other
professionals in the construction industry. Founded in 1975, Reed
Construction Data is an active participant in the construction
industry, partnering with its customers and industry associations to
meet customer information needs. For more information, visit
www.reedconstructiondata.com or call 877-REED411.
Reed Construction Data is a division of Reed Business Information,
a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to
business professionals and a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc
RUK and ENL).