Beck Technology Releases the First 3D Modeling Application with RSMeans Cost Data at the 2006 Design-Build Conference in Nashville

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 AEC industry.

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 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 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 (NYSE: RUK and ENL).


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