This summer has been uncharacteristically busy, a good thing. Our 5-year strategic plan dictates that we expand our consulting services and resources, and we’re doing that now. Some of those changes:
- We’re pleased to add Rob Mazoros to our consulting team. Ron has extensive IT experience, including networking, custom programming and report writing. Additionally Ron is trained in Hard Dollar estimating software, and worked for years in California doing Timberline consulting. Rob just finished up a database upgrade for Rushforth Construction in Tacoma for us, including cross-indexing to both Masterformat ’95 & 2010. He is also working with us on building assemblies for an Anchorage client. We are fortunate that Rob and his family moved from Northern California to the Pacific Northwest, and joined Cassell Consulting in June. Welcome, Rob!
- We’re adding Hard Dollar Estimating to our quiver of estimating products and support. Barry is attending training in Phoenix in mid-August to enable us to sell and service Hard Dollar, the well-known Civil / Sitework / Utilities estimating and project management system.
- We’re working on adding BIM components to our products and services, with Beck Technology’s D-Profiler, and Innovaya’s Revit-to-Estimating interface. Plans are to adopt those late summer / early fall.
Although summer is historically our slow period, we’re busier than ever this year. We’re continuing our work with Arctic Slope Regional Corp’s Construction Holding Company, with a substantial re-write of its Advanced WinEst database’s item library& assemblies. Next on the list is implementation of WinEst’s innovative ModelLogix, followed by P6 optimization. We’re negotiating to provide NAVFAC estimator training and Japan in September, and have P6 training scheduled in Hawaii in October. In between we continue to handle our long-time clientele’s Timberline database work in Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii.