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                    [post_content] => I’m so glad I attended the 2018 Economic & Real Estate Outlook event hosted by the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. I felt privileged to be in this room with so many great speakers that included:
  • Ted Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Bud Weinstein, Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU
  • Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO, Downtown Dallas Inc
  The event made me feel proud to be a Texan, to be from Plano, and to have a company (HingePoint) that is hyper-focused on this specific industry. I'm grateful that HingePoint is designed to tap into the massive potential of the millennial workforce (what I call the young Rock Stars of the next generation). Why? Well, see what I learned from the event:

Top Takeaways from the 1st Speaker - Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU Bernard L. Weinstein

  1. Texas is forecast to grow 3% next year. That's thanks to a trend of people and businesses moving south, and the powerful Texas business climate to attract companies to the region and stimulate on-shore manufacturing.
  2. 100,000 new jobs in Texas last year (2017) and 100,000 more next year. HingePoint is proud to have added 5 of those new jobs as we grew last year.
  3. Texas leads in Exports, especially crude oil and natural gas. But there is a risk if the NAFTA agreement impacts our trading with our friends in Mexico and Canada.
  4. The stock market is rocking along, creating long term wealth.
  5. Fossil fuels are going over the next 25 years and Texas has a lot of natural resources and capabilities to meet that demand.
  6. In 2018, the United States is forecast to be the #1 country in the world for energy production, which will increase our exports, and provide for reliable long-term growth of the economy.
  7. Energy dominance globally will be a great high ground for politics and growth globally.
  8. North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and Irving are the strongest markets in Texas! I'm so proud to be living and headquartered in Plano Texas since 2006!

Top Takeaways from the 2nd Speaker – Chief Economist – Ted Jones, Ph.D.

  1. By the numbers, data counts! Amen! Facts and data really do tell a story. A story HingePoint helps our clients with: get control of their data so they can profitably scale and grow, using tech resources like Cloud, Mobile, and Analytics to optimize their business.
  2. Bullish on the future, all trends are leading up and our competitiveness is increasing monthly.
  3. Lowest unemployment raster in the past 44 years!
  4. 16% growth in Travel and Leisure jobs! That means there are people with discretionary income and spending, which further stimulates the economy.
  5. Plano, Dallas, and Irving has 2 times the job growth of the national average! Thanks to all the entrepreneurs from EO Dallas (entrepreneurs organization), BizOwnersEd, Vistage, C12, and CEO Institute that grow our local economy.
  6. Millennials are 14% of the population, but make up 30% of new home purchases! So they are aggressive, risk seekers, committed to living in Texas to raise families and have a great career. The rock stars of the future love Texas!
  7. Businesses that tap into the millennial workforce and make products millennials want will flourish. That is why HingePoint is so excited about the future. We do both! Our cloud, mobile, and analytics applications for construction and commercial real estate will be key in helping this next generation of innovative leaders optimize and grow American businesses.
  8. Disasters – first, they dip the economy. Then, it causes a boom as insurance and federal aid build the region. Hurricanes and fires will help to fuel the Texas and national economy.
  9. Tax Reform – putting more money into the economy like Dallas' Southwest Airlines that gave bonuses to employees based on recent tax breaks. Lowering the corporate tax from 39% to 29% almost doubles net profit for some companies, and it will directly put money in the hands of businesses so they can hire more people and increase compensation. In turn, that will further stimulate the economy. If you invest in the stock market, it may continue to climb on in this economy.
  10. Tax deductions for home mortgages over $1M will hurt California and NY with very expensive houses. This will further fuel the exodus out of those states to more affordable southern states like Florida and Texas. Texas is leading in population growth.
  11. Nimble! The cost to drill is down. Rigs can be drilled in 19 days now, vs 40 days. Our energy development has increased rapidly (and with far fewer rigs), so we can basically scale up and down almost instantly to meet the demand. This allows for long-term sustained growth on the fuel of cheap and clean energy from natural gas.
  12. Follow Dr. TC Jones on Twitter at @DrTCJ for more great economic stats every day.

Real Estate Round Table

I had the pleasure of sitting with the Hoque Global team lead by Mike Hoque and Mehrdad Moayedi (President & CEO of Centurion American) who developed The Statler Hotel & Residences to revitalize Downtown Dallas, and Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. Everyone involved made some great points about the real estate climate in Dallas. Below are a few of my key takeaways:
  1. They're attracting great tenants downtown.
  2. Investing in the legacy of Dallas and preserving our city's history will be a long-term investment that shows people’s faith in Dallas and Texas.
  3. Hoque Global develops highly-successful restaurants (such as Dallas Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Chop House Burger, and Wild Salsa), revitalizing downtown Dallas with shopping, bars, restaurants, and even parks that families love. I personally take out-of-town guests to the park (across from Statler) and it’s been a source of “family fun” for my wife and 3 daughters.
  4. New tenants like Amazon (and others) may join AT&T. They'll find Dallas ripe for setting up a long-term presence in the south-central region that's full of the lifestyle and talent pool their employees want for sustained growth.
  5. Can we rename "Millennials" to our "Next Generation Rock Star leaders, innovators, and citizens of America" that will take us to the next level of American morality, purpose, and keep this the greatest country on earth? Who’s with me?
I feel strongly 2018 is going to be a great year! At HingePoint, our purpose is to "help transform and grow people so that they can reach their full potential and make life better". Is 2018 going to be great or what? I feel strongly it will! However, you don’t have to take my word for it… you can download the presentations and decide for yourself:
  • Dr. Bernard Weinstein’s presentation can be downloaded here.
  • Dr. Ted Jones’ presentation can be downloaded here.

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint delivers cloud, mobile and analytics solutions for the construction industry. Specializing in the systems that run the construction business including SharePoint, Salesforce, Procore, Microsoft Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field-to-office collaboration. ---- HingePoint, LLC 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 [post_title] => 2018 Texas Construction & Real Estate Forecast Strong. Learn Why! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 2018-construction-real-estate-forecast-strong-dallas-texas-us [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-28 19:35:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-01 01:35:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13909 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [1] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 13250 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2017-12-11 03:54:13 [post_date_gmt] => 2017-12-11 09:54:13 [post_content] => Last week, the HingePoint team traveled south to San Antonio, TX to learn about The Great Game of Business and was awarded 1st place, winning the coveted Mini Game Challenge! The Great Game of Business is designed to show how an open-book management system is used to build rapid financial results and company culture. The full-day workshop kicked off with a keynote by Michael Kiolbassa, president of Kiolbassa Smoked Meats. Kiolbassa implemented The Great Game process in 2014 to save the family business that was struggling to make a profit. In fact, at one point in August and September of 2013, they “lost more money in two months than we made in most years we had been in business”.  Now, just three years after adopting The Great Game Process, Michael's company is thriving and on track to hit a target of $100 million in revenue by 2019! The keynote was followed by an on-site visit to the Kiolbassa factory, where we sat in on a live "Huddle" to see Great Game practices first-hand, and a Q&A with employee practitioners. The last part of the workshop was the interactive session, where the teams competed in the coveted "Mini Game challenge" and put the days’ worth of professional development and learning into action. Teams were challenged with building a short-term activity designed to correct a weakness or pursue an opportunity in the company. The requirement was to have an end goal with a time-frame, scoreboard, and reward for winning. HingePoint’s game was named “A Steak in the Outcome” with the reward being a steak dinner for the team at Ruth’s Chris if the criteria are met. The competition was very tight, making a difficult decision for the judges. After a lengthy deliberation, the results were announced, awarding HingePoint the victor!

“Knowing there are only a handful of businesses that get the opportunity to participate in this event every year makes you feel honored to be in attendance and learn with so many other intelligent professionals. The fact that HingePoint captured 1st place in the [Mini Game] challenge was a truly unforgettable experience.”

-HingePoint Marketing Consultant, Jacob Steele

By the end of the day, the HingePoint team left with the knowledge of how to get started with open-book management and unique skills to continue pushing HingePoint forward in the years to come!

About Us:

HingePoint provides Procore, SharePoint and Salesforce consulting for Commercial Real Estate and Construction companies. HingePoint also helps the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk and Procore products with enterprise systems. We are a trusted partner with over 25 years’ experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM consulting with ROI. Results Guaranteed…Literally Guaranteed.

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He studied finance at the University of Arkansas and ultimately found his passion in sales. Dylan recently got married to the love of his life and they are now expecting their first child early next year. In his free time, Dylan loves to get out and play some golf, explore different areas of Dallas, and watch some college football. Dylan is excited to work for such a cutting-edge company and is ready to play a key role in growing the HingePoint brand.  Dylan can be reached by email at dylan.seelie@hingepoint.com, by cell at 972-455-8308 or connect with him on LinkedIn here.   Marketing Consultant Jacob Steele Jacob Steele was born and raised in Richardson Texas. He began playing hockey at an early age and now coaches a local high school varsity team. Jacob has seven years of experience in digital marketing, working with several Fortune 500 companies. In his downtime, Jacob enjoys watching sports and spending time with his family. Jacob resides in Prosper, TX with his wife Lyndsee, 6-month-old daughter, Natalee, and 2-year-old German Shepard, Lucy. Jacob is looking forward to leveraging his skills and experience to increase our digital footprint and help take HingePoint to the next level.  Jacob can be reached by email at jacob.steele@hingepoint.com, by cell at 469-277-1638 or connect with him on LinkedIn here.   Executive Assistant Charolette Sandel Charolette was born and raised in the Texas Panhandle, but has always felt that North Texas was her true home. She has an extensive background in executive support positions. Charolette lives in Plano with her husband Brad, two sons, Brian and Braden, and two German Shepherds, Sadie and Sam. Charolette enjoys gardening, entertaining friends and family, and watching the Dallas Cowboys. Charolette is passionate about providing the best level of service and is looking forward to serving on the highly regarded HingePoint team.   Charolette can be reached by email at charolette.sandel@hingepoint.com, by cell at 469.283.0930 or connect with her on LinkedIn here.   About HingePoint HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 year’s experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. 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SharePoint Two-Way API Integration Brings Microsoft’s Enterprise-Grade Document Libraries Right into Procore

Procore customers can now automatically update SharePoint and Procore libraries simultaneously with a new SharePoint Two-Way Sync integration and connector, built on Procore Construction OS and is available in the App Marketplace. SharePoint Two-Way Sync shares and mirrors files and documents in both SharePoint and Procore libraries through a new connector created by HingePoint, a Dallas-based company that integrates and architects SharePoint for better data management. The SharePoint Two-Way Sync brings Microsoft’s enterprise-grade document libraries right into Procore, with two-way, real-time sync of folders and documents. When a folder is updated in SharePoint, it updates in Procore. If a file is deleted in Procore, it is deleted in SharePoint. “This is not an embedded form that anyone can access, it's an actual API integration that lets SharePoint and Procore libraries mirror one another while having the security of both systems," HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “If you are a user with rights to a Procore project and you’re a SharePoint user with rights to a document library, you can access the synced files." A growing number of construction companies use SharePoint as their system of record to store important data about employees, contracts and project status. This connector eliminates multiple repositories of documents in both Procore and SharePoint and connects the construction unit to the rest of the company. The new integration HingePoint provides for Procore reflects each organization’s commitment to openness and building out the construction technology ecosystem. With the new connector, companies can automatically and securely sync files between Procore and SharePoint or Office 365, which will save time and confusion when managing project documents. It also creates better collaboration with the teams that are not in the construction space. Leveraging SharePoint’s API with Procore’s open system, this integration automates document sync, saving time and effort of updating two systems that tracks and reports documents. This integration allows everyone – from the owner to the general contractor – to have access to relevant documents needed to finish a project. “We’re excited for the SharePoint connector from HingePoint to launch on the App Marketplace as it will have an immediate impact for our users who will be able to take advantage of it,” said Laura Paciano, Senior Manager, Partner Programs, at Procore. “We first began talking with HingePoint about an integration at Groundbreak, which was just over five months ago, so for the connector to now be ready is a testament to their commitment to the construction industry and value of the App Marketplace.” HingePoint integrates software so data can move from one system to another. They specialize in building custom tools that detect and collect data, so a business can project trends about their business. For more information, contact our Solutions Consultant, Dylan Seelie today! 214-301-0000

About HingePoint

HingePoint offers cloud and mobile applications for construction and real estate that are easy to adopt and employees love. Specializing in the systems that run the construction and real estate business including SharePointSalesforceProcoreMS Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Management Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field to office collaboration. 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Autodesk is moving away from bulky desktop apps and moving their software and platforms into the cloud. Although using the cloud is not new for the industry, the ability to integrate systems and software will become more critical as Autodesk continues its aggressive march towards cloud-based platforms. “Technologically speaking, we are moving past the app and moving into a world of web experiences,” said Jim Quanci, Senior Director of Autodesk Development Network, in the HingePoint Industry 4.0 Report. “Being based on web-standard technologies… there are millions of software developers that can now build these experiences. It no longer requires software developers with special and rare CAD expertise.” Design and engineering information is no longer siloed and can be integrated with all the other run-the-business tools businesses are using. This will dramatically change how construction is done and how real estate developers design buildings and find investors, HingePoint CEO and Founder Bryce Finnerty said. “We are in the middle of one of the biggest technological revolutions of our time and it is transforming how all of us do our work, especially in the AEC industry,” Finnerty said in the report. “For example, as virtual reality becomes prevalent, it can help developers market their buildings to investors by showing them a real virtual prototype that they can walk through.” As the construction industry and real estate developers start using new APIs from Autodesk, developers that can combine or integrate software and solutions will be critical, Finnerty said. “When applications don’t “speak” to one another or share information, companies are forced to continuously update different systems of record. They are prisoners to the technology they use.”” Finnerty said. “The cloud-based approach by Autodesk is going to liberate data and help businesses work more efficiently.” About HingePoint’s AEC Industry 4.0 Report HingePoint’s Industry 4.0 Report looks at how the next wave of technology is about to transform the AEC sector. Autodesk executive Jim Quanci is a contributor. The report looks at what Industry 4.0 is, how it is changing the AEC industry and the types of technology it is bringing. About HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems. As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry. We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365. Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management. We provide BIM with ROI. 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With the fast paced growth of technology spreading throughout the industry, such as BIM and VR, we want to show you what works. The American Institute of Architects Dallas (AIA Dallas) and TEXO present TAP-IN Aug. 4 in Dallas, an event that offers insight to architects on available technology for building design and construction. Bryce Finnerty, HingePoint’s Chief Solutions Architect, will open TAP-IN to show architects how to use the right kind of technology. Finnerty will also give participants a aadmap to becoming a architect who uses BIM. Tap-In will outline the big technology trends affecting business and our industry. Participants will learn practical examples from cloud, mobile, 3D models and BIM to help you plan for and leverage these tools. A wide variety of firms will be discussing their research, development, collaboration and implementation of technology in a series of short lectures and panel discussions.

TAP-IN EVENT DETAILS

Aug. 4, 2016 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The Laurel 2040 Enchanted Way Grapevine, TX 76051 You can read the official press release on this event at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3023537#ixzz4G6FkkQ5A

Free Productivity Tools for Event Attendees

Participants at the Tap-In event will also get a free lifetime license for the BOM to Excel Revit Productivity App designed especially for 3D BIM Modelers by the team at HingePoint. “One of the first steps in working with BIM is getting rid of busy work and working to automate reports that computers can do,” Finnerty said. “That’s why we’re giving away the BOM to Excel App for free.” This app is designed for Architects, to automate the busy work that consumes valuable time. In the push of a button, and within a minute of downloading the App, the BOM App for Revit will automatically build a BOM, quants and take offs from all your Revit Schedules and Export them to Excel. Saving hours and hours of scheduling, manual take offs, and formatting Revit data in Excel for clients and colleagues.  Don't want to wait to until Tap-In to give the Revit BOM to Excel productive app a spin?  No problem, check out the section below to install the free trial now!

Install the BOM to Excel Revit Productivity App

Just click the button below to install the limited time trial version of the app.  Attend the AIA Tap-In event we'll convert your license to a perpetual license.  Just email ContactApps@hingepoint.com and tell us you saw our talk and are part of the Dallas AIA. We will upgrade your license from Trial to Perpetual and you will own this $900 app for life. At no cost to you. Install the free trial today and you will be well on your way to automating, reporting, estimating, quantities, take offs, at the push of button!  

Download the Roadmap to BIM

or participating in the AIA Dallas technology conference, we'd like to give you a roadmap to show the steps needed to create 3D BIM models. Whether you're working with paper or already using digital files, you can learn necessary steps to relaunch your company's processes with new technological capabilities.   [post_title] => Explore How the AEC Industry uses Technology at Dallas AIA TAP-IN [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => aia-tap-in-event [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-12 01:34:55 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-02-12 07:34:55 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=11995 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 14 [filter] => raw ) [6] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11900 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-05-16 09:15:03 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-05-16 14:15:03 [post_content] => HingePoint, a business in Dallas, TX, has announced the launch of a new ebook, which is a unique resource in the Autodesk industry. The company calls it 'The Ultimate Guide to Free Autodesk Resources'. The ebook is designed to help teach people about all the free and little known resources to enable them to maximize their investment in Autodesk products and subscriptions. It is available through https://www.hingepoint.com/autodesk-industry-report/. Bryce Finnerty from HingePoint says: "The Autodesk Industry Report 2016 has been created for our many colleagues in the Autodesk Industry. We call it the Autodesk 'Industry' because with over 170 Autodesk Products, the global collection of employees, end users, customers, suppliers, developers, consultants and consumers who use or benefit from products designed by Autodesk is growing rapidly." Autodesk products can be used in a variety of different industries. These include architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, design, facilities management, innovation, R&D, modeling, BIM (building information modeling), infrastructure, media, entertainment, arts, illustration, simulation, 3D modeling, virtual reality, augmented reality, animation, renderings, gaming, etc. These sectors are defining the future of the world. To enable businesses to use Autodesk tools properly, HingePoint encourages businesses to contact them for a consultation through https://www.hingepoint.com/autodesk-consulting-development-services/. "At HingePoint, we specialize in Autodesk related platforms and have for over 20 years," adds Bryce Finnerty. "It is what we do. And as experts on the Autodesk platforms, we are challenged to keep up with the furious pace of innovation and new products coming from Autodesk." HingePoint has checklists and tools available to access all the different Autodesk resources. They use this to teach and train their clients, and also to experiment and engage with the wider Autodesk community. As can be seen on their BIM consulting development page, https://www.hingepoint.com/bim-consulting-development/, they cover a huge variety of different topics. The company is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network, which means they have access to all the different resources. They have compiled these into a single report, which is the new eBook. It covers various topics, such as:
  • Autodesk community forums
  • Autodesk developer API blogs
  • Autodesk training resources
  • Best mobile apps
  • Autodesk app exchange
  • Social media guide to Autodesk
  • Industry groups
View the source press release by clicking here>>> About the Author HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems.  As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, they a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry.  HingePoint supports development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365.  Their clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains, to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management.  HingePoint 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 www.hingepoint.com [post_title] => Autodesk Industry Report Released as Free E-Book By HingePoint [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => autodesk-industry-report-released-as-free-e-book-by-hingepoint [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2017-01-22 16:20:52 [post_modified_gmt] => 2017-01-22 22:20:52 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=11900 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [7] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 11876 [post_author] => 3 [post_date] => 2016-04-26 14:19:38 [post_date_gmt] => 2016-04-26 19:19:38 [post_content] => Dallas, Texas based HingePoint has announced the launch of a new productivity plugin for Autodesk® Revit®. The BOM and Estimating App is easy to use and works with Autodesk tools like Revit Architecture, Revit Structures and Revit MEP. Bryce Finnerty Chief Solutions Architect for HingePoint states, "This amazingly powerful productivity plugin will save 100’s of hours in BOM (Bill of Materials) data analysis, reporting and quantity estimation so you can mine the data right out of your building information model (BIM) in Revit." The company states that the app will install in less than 30 seconds, and helps to export BOMs, reports, estimates, and quantity takeoffs - tasks that normally take businesses much longer than necessary. The app is designed to cut the time needed to perform these tasks, while still providing efficient results. In fact, Finnerty says that the plugin come with a guarantee to provide a positive return on investment. "We invite you to learn more about the BOM To Excel Plugin and judge for yourself just how easy it is." The newly developed app is available now, and can be accessed through the company's website or directly from the Autodesk App Store. HingePoint states that the newly launched app includes everything from support and training to free upgrades. Those interested can download a free trial or purchase the full app version with a money back guarantee from the company. HingePoint is a consulting and development company that has been integrating systems and technologies since the early 1990s. The company works across the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry leaders in an effort to automate and streamline processes, discovering practical solutions for clients. The company is an Autodesk Development Network partner and clients range from hotel brands and restaurants to commercial real estate developers. Those interested can learn more about HingePoint on their official website. Source: http://www.pressadvantage.com/story/8496-hingepoint-releases-bom-to-excel-autodesk-revit-productivity-plugin    HingePoint provides AutoDesk, BIM and Revit consulting & services for the AEC industry with development & integration of AutoDesk products with enterprise systems.  As members of the AutoDesk Development Network, we are a trusted partner with over 25 years experience of systems development and integration work in the AEC industry.  We support development of Autodesk products including AutoCAD, Revit, M, BIM360 and are experts in integrating with enterprise systems including Salesforce, SharePoint & Office365.  Our clients range from top hotel brands and restaurant chains to AEC firms and real estate developers and Facilities Management.  We provide BIM with ROI.  Results Guaranteed...Literally Guaranteed. 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HingePoint Announces AEC Technology Autodesk Partnership – Validated by Autodesk Technology Council for Retail and Hospitality

HingePoint and Autodesk cement relationship in AEC technology by becoming official partners in the Autodesk Development Network (ADN). HingePoint has created many world-class solutions that are unique to the industry. See the release on PRWeb.com >> May 29, 2013: HingePoint, a Dallas AEC consulting and technology firm, announced it will support the 2013 and newly released 2014 software portfolio for building architecture, engineering, and construction industries from Autodesk, Inc, a leader in 3D design software for the AEC markets. HingePoint offers 20 years of innovation for retail and hospitality clients on AutoCAD, Revit, and Autodesk Buzzsaw platforms, so it was finally time to make it official and cement the HingePoint and Autodesk relationship by becoming official partners in the Autodesk Development Network (ADN). Our partnership with Autodesk extends back many years when we’ve helped our AEC clients maximize their investment in Autodesk by extending, enhancing, and integrating Autodesk products into the enterprise. The results are improved efficiency, new capabilities, and greater profitability for our clients. “It has been a great relationship so far” says Bryce Finnerty of HingePoint, “Autodesk has been an excellent partner, they really helped us innovate with the Autodesk Platforms, and exchange new ideas about what is possible for our mutual interests as we share the same clients in many cases. A HingePoint client is an Autodesk client so we work with the same goal to bring value to our clients.” HingePoint has created many world-class solutions that are unique to the industry by creating custom adaptors and connectors to integrate Autodesk into new applications and systems. HingePoint solutions are often benchmarked by the Autodesk Technology Council for Retail and Hospitality industries. We can connect Autodesk to other platforms like Autodesk Buzzsaw, Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Tririga, Oracle Platforms, and Adobe Dynamic Forms. We can even search and map Autodesk data using Google Earth. The possibilities are limitless. HingePoint also specializes in optimizing Autodesk tools through the creative use of the Revit and CAD APIs, custom Plug-ins, and is planning for a suite of Autodesk Apps for 2013 to put in the Autodesk App Exchange. What we really do is solve problems for our clients using the existing platforms they already own and operate. Through enhancements and integrating tools together you can streamline workflow, data, information, and gain efficiencies and productivity that translate to growth and profitability for our clients. “Our design suites and cloud services help meet the demand for BIM by providing access to a broad set of tools that support projects from conception to construction,” said Amar Hanspal, senior vice president, Information Modeling and Platform Products Group, Autodesk. “The 2013 software portfolio offers significant additions to the design suites, as well as expanded web services that allow our customers to collaborate more effectively and access information from anywhere at any time.” About HingePoint HingePoint is a Dallas-based AEC consulting and technology problem-solving team that sees beyond the platform box, creating connectivity, new capabilities and implementation tools to surpass stopgaps and work-arounds. Our Unique AEC Process provides solutions tailored to the enterprise-level companies’ biggest problems and creates enhanced functionality which previously only existed on the corporate wish-list. Visit www.HingePoint.com to learn more about our Unique Process that creates unique solutions for AEC consulting and AEC technology. Contact Us for more information. ###
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  • Ted Jones, Chief Economist - Senior Vice President, Stewart Title Guaranty Company
  • Bud Weinstein, Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU
  • Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO, Downtown Dallas Inc
  The event made me feel proud to be a Texan, to be from Plano, and to have a company (HingePoint) that is hyper-focused on this specific industry. I'm grateful that HingePoint is designed to tap into the massive potential of the millennial workforce (what I call the young Rock Stars of the next generation). Why? Well, see what I learned from the event:

Top Takeaways from the 1st Speaker - Associate Director of the Maguire Energy Institute, SMU Bernard L. Weinstein

  1. Texas is forecast to grow 3% next year. That's thanks to a trend of people and businesses moving south, and the powerful Texas business climate to attract companies to the region and stimulate on-shore manufacturing.
  2. 100,000 new jobs in Texas last year (2017) and 100,000 more next year. HingePoint is proud to have added 5 of those new jobs as we grew last year.
  3. Texas leads in Exports, especially crude oil and natural gas. But there is a risk if the NAFTA agreement impacts our trading with our friends in Mexico and Canada.
  4. The stock market is rocking along, creating long term wealth.
  5. Fossil fuels are going over the next 25 years and Texas has a lot of natural resources and capabilities to meet that demand.
  6. In 2018, the United States is forecast to be the #1 country in the world for energy production, which will increase our exports, and provide for reliable long-term growth of the economy.
  7. Energy dominance globally will be a great high ground for politics and growth globally.
  8. North Dallas, Plano, Frisco, and Irving are the strongest markets in Texas! I'm so proud to be living and headquartered in Plano Texas since 2006!

Top Takeaways from the 2nd Speaker – Chief Economist – Ted Jones, Ph.D.

  1. By the numbers, data counts! Amen! Facts and data really do tell a story. A story HingePoint helps our clients with: get control of their data so they can profitably scale and grow, using tech resources like Cloud, Mobile, and Analytics to optimize their business.
  2. Bullish on the future, all trends are leading up and our competitiveness is increasing monthly.
  3. Lowest unemployment raster in the past 44 years!
  4. 16% growth in Travel and Leisure jobs! That means there are people with discretionary income and spending, which further stimulates the economy.
  5. Plano, Dallas, and Irving has 2 times the job growth of the national average! Thanks to all the entrepreneurs from EO Dallas (entrepreneurs organization), BizOwnersEd, Vistage, C12, and CEO Institute that grow our local economy.
  6. Millennials are 14% of the population, but make up 30% of new home purchases! So they are aggressive, risk seekers, committed to living in Texas to raise families and have a great career. The rock stars of the future love Texas!
  7. Businesses that tap into the millennial workforce and make products millennials want will flourish. That is why HingePoint is so excited about the future. We do both! Our cloud, mobile, and analytics applications for construction and commercial real estate will be key in helping this next generation of innovative leaders optimize and grow American businesses.
  8. Disasters – first, they dip the economy. Then, it causes a boom as insurance and federal aid build the region. Hurricanes and fires will help to fuel the Texas and national economy.
  9. Tax Reform – putting more money into the economy like Dallas' Southwest Airlines that gave bonuses to employees based on recent tax breaks. Lowering the corporate tax from 39% to 29% almost doubles net profit for some companies, and it will directly put money in the hands of businesses so they can hire more people and increase compensation. In turn, that will further stimulate the economy. If you invest in the stock market, it may continue to climb on in this economy.
  10. Tax deductions for home mortgages over $1M will hurt California and NY with very expensive houses. This will further fuel the exodus out of those states to more affordable southern states like Florida and Texas. Texas is leading in population growth.
  11. Nimble! The cost to drill is down. Rigs can be drilled in 19 days now, vs 40 days. Our energy development has increased rapidly (and with far fewer rigs), so we can basically scale up and down almost instantly to meet the demand. This allows for long-term sustained growth on the fuel of cheap and clean energy from natural gas.
  12. Follow Dr. TC Jones on Twitter at @DrTCJ for more great economic stats every day.

Real Estate Round Table

I had the pleasure of sitting with the Hoque Global team lead by Mike Hoque and Mehrdad Moayedi (President & CEO of Centurion American) who developed The Statler Hotel & Residences to revitalize Downtown Dallas, and Kourtny Garrett, President & CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. Everyone involved made some great points about the real estate climate in Dallas. Below are a few of my key takeaways:
  1. They're attracting great tenants downtown.
  2. Investing in the legacy of Dallas and preserving our city's history will be a long-term investment that shows people’s faith in Dallas and Texas.
  3. Hoque Global develops highly-successful restaurants (such as Dallas Chop House, Dallas Fish Market, Chop House Burger, and Wild Salsa), revitalizing downtown Dallas with shopping, bars, restaurants, and even parks that families love. I personally take out-of-town guests to the park (across from Statler) and it’s been a source of “family fun” for my wife and 3 daughters.
  4. New tenants like Amazon (and others) may join AT&T. They'll find Dallas ripe for setting up a long-term presence in the south-central region that's full of the lifestyle and talent pool their employees want for sustained growth.
  5. Can we rename "Millennials" to our "Next Generation Rock Star leaders, innovators, and citizens of America" that will take us to the next level of American morality, purpose, and keep this the greatest country on earth? Who’s with me?
I feel strongly 2018 is going to be a great year! At HingePoint, our purpose is to "help transform and grow people so that they can reach their full potential and make life better". Is 2018 going to be great or what? I feel strongly it will! However, you don’t have to take my word for it… you can download the presentations and decide for yourself:
  • Dr. Bernard Weinstein’s presentation can be downloaded here.
  • Dr. Ted Jones’ presentation can be downloaded here.

About HingePoint, LLC

HingePoint delivers cloud, mobile and analytics solutions for the construction industry. Specializing in the systems that run the construction business including SharePoint, Salesforce, Procore, Microsoft Dynamics, and Autodesk. Scale and grow profitably with Financial and Project Dashboards, document management, and workflow automation for field-to-office collaboration. ---- HingePoint, LLC 2300 McDermott Road STE 200-235, Plano, TX 75025 (214) 301-0000 [post_title] => 2018 Texas Construction & Real Estate Forecast Strong. Learn Why! [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => open [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 2018-construction-real-estate-forecast-strong-dallas-texas-us [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2018-02-28 19:35:33 [post_modified_gmt] => 2018-03-01 01:35:33 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://www.hingepoint.com/?p=13909 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) [comment_count] => 0 [current_comment] => -1 [found_posts] => 9 [max_num_pages] => 1 [max_num_comment_pages] => 0 [is_single] => [is_preview] => [is_page] => [is_archive] => 1 [is_date] => [is_year] => [is_month] => [is_day] => [is_time] => [is_author] => [is_category] => 1 [is_tag] => [is_tax] => [is_search] => [is_feed] => [is_comment_feed] => [is_trackback] => [is_home] => [is_404] => [is_embed] => [is_paged] => [is_admin] => [is_attachment] => [is_singular] => [is_robots] => [is_posts_page] => [is_post_type_archive] => [query_vars_hash:WP_Query:private] => a0dabd38a6340e873f6adf024e55d126 [query_vars_changed:WP_Query:private] => [thumbnails_cached] => [stopwords:WP_Query:private] => [compat_fields:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => query_vars_hash [1] => query_vars_changed ) [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array ( [0] => init_query_flags [1] => parse_tax_query ) )