February of 2016 saw the first DAYTONA 500 race in the newly reimagined Daytona International Speedway. The Bluebeam StrXur article, “Barton Malow Transforms Daytona International Speedway,” discusses the monumental undertaking that involved the upgrading and renovation of the Speedway. The Speedway itself is so monumental that, the article points out, “fifteen of Florida’s other stadiums can simultaneously be placed within it.” Barton Malow set out to complete the first comprehensive overhaul that the Speedway has undergone since it was constructed in 1959.
The Barton Malow website says that the company is “committed to creating innovative methods that help the industry manage the lack of certainty in schedule and cost, a shrinking workforce, and outdated processes and methods.” The company has a commitment to innovation and focuses on identifying and using the right combination of technologies and business models to get there.
For the Speedway project, Barton Malow Project Director Jason McFadden committed to “completely paperless workflows” from the very beginning. In order to establish information transparency and achieve a paperless workflow, McFadden suggested implementing Bluebeam Revu, a PDF creation and markup solution, along with its integrated collaboration platform, Bluebeam Studio.”
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After finding that the implementation of Revu and Studio allowed workers to be transparent, see files from both the field and the office, and be prepared to react to a variety of issues, Barton Malow began to require that “all trades workers use Revu as well, knowing that technology could enhance communication between all project stakeholders.”
In addition, Revu allowed teams to automate their process for handling documents. While the manual hyperlinking of “thousands of drawings with 30,000 to 40,000 links used to require an army of project engineers to accomplish,” the Batch Link tool in Revu assisted workers in automatically linking up drawing sets.
The article emphasizes that the adoption of Bluebeam Revu by Barton Malow greatly contributed to the project being delivered on budget and on-time. McFadden added that “technology allowed [them] to be more transparent.” Looking at that same information, “we can solve things a lot sooner in the process, making sure that we align everyone’s goals on the project,” said McFadden. “It’s the domino effect. Leveraging technology will allow us to be more successful and have even better future project teams as a result of it.”
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