Construction documents are full of data, today more than ever. Often contractors or other project partners need to quickly search a set of plans to identify specific, important information.
Unfortunately, manually reviewing a set of printed plans is laborious, tedious, and invites mistakes. Luckily, there is a faster and more accurate way - the Search Tool in Blubeam Revu. For those who use it, Bluebeam's Search Tool is a game-changer for working with construction plans.
Due to the significant impact of the novel COVID-19 Coronavirus, businesses around the globe have essentially shut-down overnight. Many people are now facing the prospect of working from home as the only way to stay productive.
As technology in the construction industry advances, access to digital files, both in the office and the field, is becoming paramount. After all, this type of functionality promotes better communication across all partner channels. Keeping everyone on the same page makes jobs run more smoothly and earns companies more money.
When construction projects approach completion, a Punch List is one of the final activities that must be conducted.
Essentially, this is a list of repairs and incomplete work items remaining at the end of a project that must be finished by specialty contractors to address and fix, before the project is completed, plan submittals are completed, and the project is handed over to the building owner.
According to the Business Directory, this is the definition of a Punch List:
A listing of items requiring immediate attention before finalizing a construction project. It is a document listing work that does not conform to contract specifications, usually attached to the certificate of substantial completion. The contractor must correct the punch list work before receiving payment.
The topics of a punch list can be wide-ranging. For example, door adjustments, flooring issues, electrical problems, and damaged wood trim are all potential items in a punch list.
For decades, this has happened via a manual paper/pen process that is slow, tedious, and marred with potential communication problems.
Luckily, now, software applications, like Bluebeam Revu, provide a way to quickly and easily complete a punch list and keep every stakeholder up to speed, in real time.
Recently users of Bluebeam Revu Version 2018 have experienced some problems with the application rendering images on screen. This has manifested as showing blank pages, scrolling issues, etc.
The PDF file format is now an industry standard for large-size floor plans. The reasons for this are pretty obvious. PDFs are commonly used, they are familiar, they can include embedded meta data, and they can be protected by robust security properties.
These dynamics have made PDF files universally used throughout the construction industry. But, when it comes to dealing with a multipage set of plans, organizing the pages to quickly get to the specific information you need, can be challenging at times.
No worries, Bluebeam Revu software is a perfect cure for your multipage PDF blues.
When it comes to dealing with construction plan revisions, speed is certainly a factor. Given the current construction labor shortage, more key people are expected to do more work, make less errors, and still finish projects on time.
So, whenever a speed hack is discovered, it doesn’t take long for others to jump on board. This is why Bluebeam Revu software might just be the best kept secret for companies that utilize it for the purpose of comparing documents.
See why Revu could be one of your most powerful weapons in your arsenal when it comes to finding changes in document revisions quickly.