The ConTechCrew had a blast hosting Mark “Bid Coach” Fly of SmartBid! Mark walks us through the evolution of bidding, from the fax machine to landscape of invitation to bid software as we know it.
Also on this week’s show we discuss x-ray vision, first-person modeling, AI, and more!
Geek of the Week
We Interviewed: Mark Fly
Day Job: Customer Service Director, SmartBid
Fun Fact: Played in a country band prior to jumping into construction.
Resume: Kicked off his career in residential construction in California and “literally worked his way up through the trenches.” Moved to Texas in 2004 before striking out on his own with on-screen take-off. An introduction with James Benham years later led to perfect fit at SmartBid!
Joined the Podcast to Geek Out On: The history and evolution of take-off solutions, tips for bidding, and some fantastic candid moments.
Construction Tech News
No x-ray specs required! MIT has created new technology for seeing bodies behind walls.
Bluebeam acquires Project Atlas for one supercharged SaaS solution!
We’re not sure what’s better – Project Virga itself, or the surprise reveal at the end of their promo video.
Time to start considering AR & VR as a crucial tool in your arsenal.