Webinar: Designing for Profitability

Webinar: Designing for Profitability

In this webinar, Designing for Profitability, Patrick DuChene of DuChene Design Solutions (www.duchenedesignsolutions.com), covered:

  • Optimal design studios to maximize comfortability
  • The best computer specifications, reviewing time tracking tools, demonstrating studio organization
  • The most effective design processes, developing internal and external communications policies and procedures
  • How to estimate during the design process and maximize the profitability of the design and the project.


Discover DS|Manage360

Discover DS|Manage360

Dan Weaver, DynaSCAPE Account Manager, went on a journey through DS|Manage360 and demonstrated the cloud based applications full capability. Topics covered include:

  • Review of sales pipeline management (CRM)
  • Divisional budget setup
  • Costbook creation and setup
  • Cost-based Estimating
  • Job Management
  • Time tracking using Timesheets
  • Change Order Management
  • Job Actuals vs Estimated
  • Billing


The Residential Trifecta: Connecting 2D Plans, 3D Models, and Landscape Business Management

Note: This is the session presented at the American Society of Landscape Architects Expo in Denver, CO on November 24, 2014.

The need for drafting, modeling and management tools to aid the designer in estimating and presentation for residential landscapes is key. Come explore the use of 2D and 3D software developed for these designers. We will highlight DynaSCAPE for clear, concise 2D landscape drawings, SketchUp for 3D modeling from the 2D plans, and DynaSCAPE’s Manage360 which develops cost based estimates and detailed job costing reports based on the plans.

Working in concert, these applications provide a complete solution to the landscape architect residential professional enabling them to deliver a better product to their clients.

Industry heavyweights Daniel Tal, Mark Carvalho, and Patrick DuChene demonstrate DynaSCAPE Software’s workflow of going from DS|Design (CAD based design) to DS|Manage360 to SketchUp using DS|Sketch3D.


Selling Innovations Webinar 3: How to Perform the Perfect Kitchen Table Presentation

This is the recording of the webinar that we hosted on December 20th, 2012, the third of our Selling Innovations Fall Webinar Series presented by landscape industry expert and consultant Jody Shilan of From Design 2 Build. The topic of this webinar was “How to Perform the Perfect Kitchen Table Presentation”:

When it comes to presenting a landscape plan, most of us end up doing it at the client’s kitchen table. For those of you that don’t know it, this is not an easy task. The kids are crying, the dog is barking, the cell phones are ringing and everybody is just plain stressed out. However, if you can learn how to manage the chaos and master the art of performing the perfect Kitchen Table Presentation (KTP) your closing rates will go through the roof, not your clients blood pressure.

  • Practice makes perfect.
  • Do you use a seating chart?
  • Perform this magic trick and watch their checkbook appear.
  • Always keep it conceptual.
  • Start at the beginning and finish at the end.
  • You gotta’ be in it to win it.

Learn these “Trade Secrets” and your clients will sign every time!

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