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Bluebeam Revu 20

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When you add up all of the meetings, phone calls and emails involved with a construction project, a lot of information gets shared during the life of that project. Fortunately, everyone can at least speak the same language by using the portable document format (PDF) universal file format. These days, …

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MEP Force 2020 Takeaways, Day 2

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“It’s not the same as the party in the park, but I think this one is going to be just as entertaining,” said Todd Weyandt in anticipation of the virtual House Party which followed the discussion recapping day 2 of MEP Force 2020. Guests James Simpson, Travis Voss, Nathan Wood, …

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MEP Force 2020 Takeaways, Day 1

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Stats: 1300 attendees, 4 continents, 6 countries As Todd Weyandt put it in the MEP Force 2020 Facebook Live recap, “2020 is the year that keeps on giving.” Over 1,300 people have had the opportunity to connect this week with others during MEP Force. There is a genuine hunger for …

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What it Costs You to Not Collaborate

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Construction is one of the largest contributors to the U.S. economy, with an average of $1.3-trillion per year in new and refurbished structures alone. While construction is a financial business, it’s also a relationship business based upon trust. Autodesk and FMI (Fails Management Institute) surveyed 2,500 construction professionals worldwide about …

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Construction Starts Increase in June

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In an article published July 16, 2020, the chief economist for Dodge Data & Analytics (DD&A) reported that new construction – or construction starts – “increased 6% in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $641.4 billion.” This gain follows a 3% gain between April and May and comes …

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Cal Poly Introduces Future Project Managers to Bluebeam

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In his courses on construction management at Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design in San Luis Obispo, CA, Andrew Kline includes instruction on Bluebeam Revu. As the future project managers learn about building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction (VDC), jobsite management, and fundamentals of construction, one …