Every aspect of a construction project requires interaction with other stakeholders, including architects, engineers, specialty contractors, owners, and more. Traditionally, construction projects have been guided by paper plans, labor intensive measurements, and markups in pen or pencil. These processes, while effective, are often slow and make collaboration more challenging than it should be.
With Bluebeam Revu, construction professionals can create, markup, collaborate, and organize electronic plans. The result is faster takeoffs, more efficient RFI interactions, and smoother punch processes.
- Takeoffs. With Bluebeam Revu, construction teams add measurements directly to pdf files and link quantities directly to Excel spreadsheets. Other teams throughout the project can easily access measurements. In addition, Bluebeam Revu generates file formats that are shareable with other software programs. Team members can complete quantity measurements quickly, which frees time for more complex tasks. The result – more accurate and comprehensive bids, as well as information that’s easily shared with key stakeholders.
- RFIs. Once construction begins, questions inevitably arise. Traditionally, construction team members have manually completed paper forms requesting additional information from architects or engineers. Those paper forms then are scanned and emailed to the appropriate people. This approach is cumbersome and time consuming. Construction teams end up gated on certain tasks, while waiting for feedback. With Bluebeam Revu, contractors can complete a digital RFI and share it immediately from the job site with architects or engineers. They can then comment and even attach clarifying sketches. That information is immediately accessible to the construction team, so they can get back to work right away.
- Punch Processes. As projects reach their conclusion, construction teams have typically walked around the job site with paper drawings to conduct their punch processes and made handwritten notes to share with other team members and specialty contractors. As with most paper processes, this is time consuming and inefficient. Bluebeam Revu enables contractors to add comments, photos, and videos directly to the pdf version of plans, share them with others, and update markup statuses when issues are resolved. As a result, contractors can closeout projects in a timelier way.