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Migrating our Infrastructure to Azure

Posted by Eos Group on Jul 3, 2017 10:45:00 AM

Martin Howell, Eos Group's IT Director, talks to Evan and Sujit from The Azure Podcast about how he migrated our IT infrastructure to Azure.

Click here to listen to the full episode. You'll get tips and tricks, checklists, and some great advice for your system migration.

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Eos Group, IT, Virtual Machines, VM

5 Construction Estimating Trends to Watch

Posted by Walter Davis on Jun 27, 2017 10:45:00 AM


I recently was on the road for four weeks exhibiting at and attending some of the most informative construction technology conferences today: BuiltWorlds in Chicago, Advancing Building Estimation in Houston, and ENR FutureTech in San Francisco. These conferences attract some of the best and brightest minds in the construction industry.

Nick Papadopolous, CEO of estimating and benchmarking technology consultant Eos Group, joined me at several of the events. For this blog post, I sat down with Nick to discuss our observations from the conferences and what we see as the latest estimating trends. Here is an overview of our conversation:

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Sage CRE, Sage 300, BIM Integration, Building Information Modeling, Sage Construction and Real Estate, Walt Davis, Walter Davis

AACEI 2017 Showcase

Posted by Eos Group on Jun 7, 2017 10:25:40 AM

It's that time of year again! The annual AACE International meeting kicks off on June 11 in Orlando, FL. Our own Nick Papadopoulos will be there presenting our new benchmarking solution, Cortex Project History, on Tuesday, June 13 at 9:30 am. 

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE

When Estimating Worlds Collide… In a Good Way

Posted by Tony Colburn on Apr 25, 2017 11:17:47 AM

The owner develops an estimate. The engineer develops an estimate. While both are right, they’re rarely close and often worlds apart.

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Topics: Cost Engineering, Cost Estimator, Eos High Voltage Knowledgebase, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Eos Group, Estimating, High Voltage Knowledgebase, EPC, Cost Engineer

They Never Forget the First Number

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Apr 4, 2017 11:17:00 AM

Let’s face it. We are all biased. Bias stems from our past and our current environment. It influences our future. Bias shapes the way we feel, the way we think, and our behavior. It drives our decision-making process more than we care to admit.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

Project History Cheat Sheet

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Jan 17, 2017 11:49:00 AM

Everyone has individual cheat sheets. They’re usually  Microsoft Excel workbooks that  are updated  every so often . Estimators create cheat sheets because either  there isn’t  a central database,  or there isn’t  one that they trust . In this case, I’m  referring to a cheat sheet of historical project costs.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Project History, Eos Group, Estimating, Cortex Project History

2017–A Big Year for Benchmarking

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 28, 2016 2:16:15 PM

 

2017 will be a big year for our team.

We’ve been working hard for quite some time on a new benchmarking solution. While we’re still in the sausage-making process, the light at the end of the tunnel is looking bright and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with.

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Topics: Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, Eos Group

When Technology Surprises the Technologist

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Dec 6, 2016 10:07:00 AM

 
I want to share a story about a system evaluation that surprised me. System evaluations don’t usually work out this well, but this one warrants sharing.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Eos High Voltage Knowledgebase, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Sage CRE, Sage 300, Sage Construction and Real Estate, Estimating, Discovery Workshop, High Voltage Knowledgebase, Substations, Transmission Lines

2D + 3D + Sage Estimating = 5D BIM

Posted by Sage Estimating on Sep 27, 2016 10:10:00 AM

We've all been waiting for an intuitive solution that complements VDC teams and estimators rather than forcing a process to fit technology. After the success of eTakeoff's Bridge and proving that a system can learn from mapping efforts between a digital plan and Sage Estimating, the promise of Bridge and Navisworks is holding true. It looks like Autodesk QTO users have something to cheer about.
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Topics: Cost Estimator, Sage Estimating, Sage Timberline, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, Sage CRE, Sage 300, BIM Integration, 5D BIM, Autodesk, eTakeoff, Sage Construction and Real Estate, BIM, eTakeoff Bridge, Estimating

Transforming Historical Project Data Into Useful Information

Posted by Nick Papadopoulos on Sep 14, 2016 11:32:00 AM

We’re often asked  to help prospects make the business case for investing in a project history system to capture historical cost data. For those of us with religion, the reasons  seem obvious. Others, however, need to be convinced.
 
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Topics: Cost Engineering, Project Controls, Cost Estimator, Nick Papadopoulos, benchmarking, AACEI, Project History, Cost Estimating Solution, Cost Estimating, Eos Group, Estimating Software, AACE, Conquest Consulting Group, CCG

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