Whatever the next "big thing" in construction might be, chances are George Pontikes will be a part of it. After all, the CEO of Houston-based Satterfield and Pontikes Construction Inc. (S&P) has a 30-plus-year track record of keeping his firm on the cutting edge of innovation. First exposed to building information modeling more than a decade ago, Pontikes quickly grasped the potential value of 3-D technology in helping contractors plan and track costs of project elements and sharing that information with other project team members.
"BIM was perfect for our firm, as it complemented the way we schedule projects and always stay on top of prices as plan documents change," Pontikes says. Acquiring early proficiency in BIM has since paid off for S&P and its clients.