Adding Cool Messaging to one of Austin Hottest New Projects

The Beck Group has an exciting project at 2010 East 6th Street in the heart of growing East Austin. They’re currently designing and building the office for developer Aquila Commercial, which will be home to GoDaddy’s Austin office.

Because of the project’s urban location, Beck secured a unique “jobsite office” of leased tenant space just across the street from the construction site. In their words, “we knew we wanted to make this office an awesome home base for our team, so we called on Miller IDS to help us brand the space.”

As Beck wanted the logo to be visible to pedestrian traffic on 6th Street, our Miller IDS team installed a 4′ vinyl Beck logo on the prominent back wall of the office space.

“Miller’s team helped us find an ideal location and did a great installation that is being enjoyed by the team and visitors to the site.”

As East Austin continues its transformation, we’re happy to help you add your mark to Austin’s hottest neighborhood. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Graphics: Kissing Tree

We are proud to work with the company that is reshaping active adult community living! 

Kissing Tree is a distinctly Texan community built for those 55 and better. Custom-built with a Texas attitude, the unique, San Marcos community is a collection of indoor and outdoor amenities designed with legendary living in mind. The unique collection of amenities include an 18-hole golf course, eight pickleball courts, six bocce ball courts, putting greens, a social building, hiking trails and more!

We’ve printed their distinct signage, colorful advertorials and the eye-catching banners that are located throughout the property. The bright designs reflect the celebration of life that Kissing Tree represents.

If you’re the type that likes to define your own lifestyle, you can learn more about Kissing Tree by clicking here. 

And if you’re the type that needs to bring your distinct message to life through branding signage and a wide range of marketing materials contact us today!

Experience the Technology that is Revolutionizing Design & Construction March 8th

Sessions: 9:30am – 12pm (Lunch) 1pm – 3:30pm

The AEC technology revolution has arrived for you! Come and join your peers at the very first ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) Technology Forum March 8th at Miller IDS’ Metric store. Why is this event so important to you? Because the construction industry is uniquely positioned to benefit from new technologies, yet remains among the least digitized sectors of our economy. You can register here:

Together, Miller IDS and a select group of technology vendors are going to share the benefits of the extremely valuable and cost effective technologies available to ABC members today.

This interactive event will provide you the opportunity to connect with technology representatives from companies such as Bluebeam, iPlanTables, VIMaec, 3DR, Hewlett Packard, Xerox and Synnex who are digitizing the construction industry and will help you discover how to propel your company forward while dramatically reducing the total project life cycle, cost and completion time. Additionally, you will also be able to meet and discuss your company’s network services needs with Greg Bibeau. And, if you are in need of BIM Services, Biswanath Todi of Pinnacle Infotech can address all of your BIM requirements.    

Sign up to attend this event and see how your business will benefit:

  • GET REAL-TIME UPDATES Instantly access the latest progress on a project and collaborate while on site
  • DECREASE REWORK Save time and money with precision data and quicker awareness of issues
  • INCREASE SAFETY See how drones and wearables can manage inspections and navigate hazardous areas

You’ve been hearing about drones – now find out why. A drone can do the same survey in under two days (with less than 30 minutes of actual flight time) that used to take a helicopter weeks to complete. Along with a significant benefit in saved time, drones can contribute in the following ways:
  • Increase safety
  • Improve accuracy 
  • Provide up-to-date information
  • Create video, exacting photos & 3-D modeling
  • Survey and inspect sites
Get your foot in the door by speaking directly with technology leaders from 3DR and take your efficiency to new heights. 

Turning Expectations into Reality

Virtual and augmented reality is taking the construction industry by storm. Join us on March 8th and see for yourself why VR & AR are no longer just something seen in the movies. For example, virtual-reality safety walk-throughs may become the default solution for those wanting to assess potential hazards. As a useful communication tool, there is nothing more real. Start your journey to VR here or on March 8th.

“VR is the definitive next step for AEC visualization, and it’s important to take that step now to stay ahead of the curve.” 

                                                                             Sanjay Mistry, VP of VIMaec

 
 

There’s Still Time to Take Advantage of the Section 179 Deduction

Most people think the Section 179 deduction is some mysterious or complicated tax code. It really isn’t, as you can see in more detail on this website.

Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves.

Today, Section 179 is one of the few incentives included in any of the recent Stimulus Bills that actually helps small businesses. Although large businesses also benefit from Section 179 or Bonus Depreciation, the original target of this legislation was much needed tax relief for small businesses – and millions of small businesses are actually taking action and getting real benefits.

Essentially, Section 179 works like this:
When your business buys certain items of equipment, it typically gets to write them off a little at a time through depreciation. In other words, if your company spends $50,000 on a machine, it gets to write off (say) $10,000 a year for five years (these numbers are only meant to give you an example).

In fact, if a business could write off the entire amount, they might add more equipment this year instead of waiting over the next few years. That’s the whole purpose behind Section 179 – to motivate the American economy (and your business) to move in a positive direction. For most small businesses, the entire cost can be written-off on the 2017 tax return (up to $500,000).

2017 Deduction Limit = $510,000
This deduction is good on new and used equipment, as well as off-the-shelf software. To take the deduction for tax year 2017, the equipment must be financed/purchased and put into service between January 1, 2017 and the end of the day on December 31, 2017.

2017 Spending Cap on equipment purchases = $2,030,000
This is the maximum amount that can be spent on equipment before the Section 179 Deduction available to your company begins to be reduced on a dollar-for-dollar basis. This spending cap makes Section 179 a true “small business tax incentive” (because larger businesses that spend more than $2.5 million on equipment won’t get the deduction.)

Bonus Depreciation: 50% for 2017
Bonus Depreciation is generally taken after the Section 179 Spending Cap is reached. Please Note> Bonus Depreciation is available for new equipment only; used equipment qualifies for Section 179 Deduction, but does not qualify for Bonus Depreciation.

For more details on limits and qualifying equipment, as well as Section 179 Qualified Financing, please read this entire website carefully

Note: Please consult carefully with an accountant or tax expert to determine how best manage your situation. 

Virtual Reality: Now Playing at a Construction Project Near You

See what’s coming! We experienced the newest Virtual Reality from VR leader VIMaec and this example of Augmented Reality for the Google Pixel 2 at the Unity Unite Austin 2017 Conference. How we envision, plan, design, improve and present our construction development projects is changing forever. Imagine what changes to the industry that we will experience in the coming years!

 

You’re Invited to Attend the HP PageWide XL End-user Academy in San Diego. HP Covers Event Costs Including Airfare

We have some big news for you from HP PageWide XL! You are invited to attend the upcoming HP PageWide XL End-user Academy in San Diego, October 23-24, 2017.

You’ll discover more about HP PageWide XL printing solutions and learn about this exciting HP technology and how it can benefit your business. This academy is an educational experience targeted to anyone looking to learn more about the HP PageWide XL portfolio.

This event will cover:
– An in-depth understanding of the HP PageWide XL products
– An opportunity to interact with the PageWide XL experts
– You will see how to increase profits, productivity and reduce costs with the HP PageWide XL

Best of all, HP covers all event costs including airfare. Trip must be booked two weeks in advance of the event.

HP sells the PageWide XL 8000, 5000, 4500 and 4000 printers through an exclusive group of resellers that numbers about fifty, including Miller IDS. You can acquire this powerful technology solution, as well as our nearly 100-year commitment to trusted, unmatched support. 

For more information on the HP PageWide XL printers or to obtain a trade-in quote contact Webb Fox at 512.200.6549 or Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com

Are You Ready for This Summer’s Biggest Hit?

Don’t miss the HP PageWide XL Printers, now appearing at Miller IDS. When you need large prints done fast, precisely and affordably, the PageWide family is breaking box office records. Experience the fastest large-format monochrome and color printing with up to 50% savings in total production costs. Print faster than alternatives, even the fastest LEDs.

Learn more at millerids.com/miller-ids-chosen-hps-exclusive-pagewide-xl-…/ 
or contact: Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com

Watch Our New HP PageWide XL Printer in Action.

Check out this short video that features the incredibly fast HP PageWide XL Printer in action at our East 7th Street location. 

You can see how cleanly, quickly and easily it prints various large-format sizes. As one of HP’s PageWide XL Printers exclusive sales channel members, we are proud to offer this outstanding monochrome and color printer to you.

To learn more about the unmatched speed, value and reliability of the HP XL PageWide printers or to obtain a trade-in quote, visit our website or contact Webb Fox at 512.200.6549 or Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com

 

Transform Your Workflow with Bluebeam Revu 2017

What’s New in Bluebeam Revu 2017

Bluebeam Revu 2017 delivers transformative PDF creation, editing, markup and collaboration technology to the A/E/C industries. Take a look:

New and improved tools for creating bids and material takeoffs

  • Dynamic Fill Section off and fill complex drawing regions to easily generate markups, measurements and spaces.
  • Quantity Link Seamlessly link measurement totals from multiple PDFs to Excel worksheets for automatic bid calculations using your own predefined formulas and formats. Read more

To take advantage of everything Bluebeam Revu 2017 has to transform your workflow, call Steve Coyle at 512.381.5271 or email steve.coyle@millerids.com

 

Here are Three Ways to Get Bluebeam Revu 2017

Ready to transform your workflow? If you are new to Bluebeam Revu, download a 2017 version trial now.

If you are on a Bluebeam maintenance plan, you should have received an upgrade notification from Bluebeam. If you did not receive an email, please call Steve Coyle at 512.381.5271.

If you want to upgrade to Bluebeam Revu 2017 and don’t have a maintenance agreement, email steve.coyle@millerids.com   

To learn more about how Bluebeam Revu 2017 can help transform your project, call Steve Coyle at 512.381.5271 or go here.

 

Miller IDS Xplore Rugged Tablets and iPlanTables to Include One Seat of Bluebeam Revu 2017 Standard Software

This is the perfect time to experience everything Bluebeam Revu 2017 has to offer. Starting now, all Xplore Rugged Tablets and iPlanTables up to 42” will include at least one seat of Bluebeam Revu 2017 Standard Software. All iPlanTables 46” and larger will include up to three seats of Bluebeam 2017 Revu Standard Software. 

 

Check in at MILLER Imaging and Digital Solutions on Yelp and Get a 20% Discount on Your First Small-Format Print Order!

Check in at MILLER Imaging and Digital Solutions on Yelp and get a 20% discount on your first small-format print order!

Check in at our East 7th location or our Metric location on our Yelp Pages and customers new to our small-format printing can get a 20% discount on any small format job including booklets, brochures, marketing collateral, programs and postcards.

A minimum order of $50 is required and a maximum discount of $500 (or 20% off a $2,500 order) is allowed. No other discounts apply.