Check out our newest case study on how the team at Sundt Construction is using Revu on the San Diego State University Aztec Student Union. This new $75 M building is targeting LEED Platinum and has several complicated technical systems and architectural details. With an 800-page plan set and 10 parties involved, the team was looking for a better way to manage their punch process. Learn how the team turned to Revu to help them work more efficiently, saving time and money in the process.
Archive for the ‘punch and backcheck’ Category
Congratulations to our friends at Burleson Construction who recently announced the completion of the Milligan College Village Dormitories project, giving credit to their use of Revu for its part in making the project so successful. Using Revu for the punch list process, the team was able to quickly mark and address defects, contributing to an on-schedule completion. Check out the complete announcement here to learn more.
Tomorrow, we will be hosting the third installment of our Bluebeam Studio™ webinar series. We’ll be looking at how Studio can build a real-time punch process to track the progress of multiple teams as they perform punchwalks. Additionally, we’ll explore how teams in the field can utilize tablet PCs and iPads to complete punchwalks more efficiently. The webinar will begin at 10 AM PT, so make sure you sign up today. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.
I’m back from maternity leave (it’s a boy!) and returning to my life of PDFin’. And upon my return I saw that Bluebeam had quite the busy summer – with a VIP rally day event, Vision Award Win and speaking sessions.
One of the coolest things to happen over the past few months, though, is the addition of some new technical documents to help you do more with Bluebeam PDF Revu! Check ‘em out:
- Using Revu for Takeoffs and Estimation
- Using Bluebeam PDF Revu for Paperless Punch Lists and Back Check
- The Best Practices for Flattening
Take advantage of these new tools to improve the way you work, and remember to keep on PDFin’!
Join Todd Sutton, Business Unit Manager – Project Controls from Zachry Construction, on Thursday, September 22nd at 11:00am (PDT) for a webinar sponsored by ENR and Microsoft Dynamics. In this webinar, “three forward-leaning, hands-on experts from construction will tell us about their deployments of tools for information innovation on jobsites today, and what they are planning for tomorrow.” Todd will be among the three panelists, and he will discuss how Zachry uses Bluebeam PDF Revu on the jobsite.
In case this feels like déjà vu to you— Todd was the same Bluebeam user who presented Fiatech’s webinar from a couple of weeks ago. He will once again discuss the punch process but will include additional information about real-time field reporting.
Register today and remember to keep on PDFin’!
Are you curious to see how Zachry Construction implemented Bluebeam Studio in their punch list process? Now’s your chance! Attend Fiatech’s Technology Tuesday Webinar: 123 Punch List Process on Tuesday, September 6 at 11:00am EDT (8:00am PDT).
This webinar will be presented by Todd Sutton, Zachry’s Business Unit Manager – Project Controls.
“What’s the story here?” you ask. I like your curiosity. Well, once upon a time, Todd’s project team wanted a more efficient way to track and manage punch list items for a hotel they were building. (Listing the items in notebooks, which eventually needed to be re-entered electronically, just wasn’t cutting it anymore.) They searched all the land to find a great new digital process. They found Dropbox, and they were happy.
But then, along came Bluebeam Studio. Studio let them collaborate on the same punch list in real-time.
…Now that’s a fairy-tale ending, if I do say so myself.
So come one, come all and register for this webinar. And remember to keep on PDFin’!
-Samantha (Sorry, not Jill. She’s away and will be back shortly!)
Did you miss the webinar we co-hosted with Motion Computing last month about using Bluebeam for punch to save big at closeout? If so, don’t worry. This complimentary webinar, detailing how an architect used Bluebeam on a Motion tablet PC to punch the $500-million, 582-room Terranea Resort, is now available on-demand. Just click the player below to learn all about the process.
If you’re thinking about implementing this process, you may also want to check out the Terranea Resort case study, as well as this video tutorial outlining all of Bluebeam’s great features for tablet PCs.
Thanks for watching, and remember to keep on PDFin’!
So you want to save some project dollars, huh? We’ll we’ve got the right webinar for you!
Next week Bluebeam is teaming up with Motion Computing to show you how to save valuable time and man hours during a project’s punch process. On Wednesday, August 11 at 1pm Central Standard Time, we’re hosting a webinar titled “Take PDF Punchlists Mobile with Tablet PCs.” This hour-long session will include a case study presentation by an architect who used Bluebeam PDF Revu on a Motion Tablet PC to punch the $500-million, 582-room Terranea Resort. Learn how she used exclusive features in Bluebeam to punch items on the fly, save a tremendous amount of time and achieve a 90% completion rate on first back check.
The webinar is free, and you can sign up here. Register today, and remember to keep on PDFin’!
Woo hoo! Right now you are reading the 100th post of the PDF Insider blog!
That sure is a lot to read about PDF’ing with Bluebeam. So just in case you haven’t seen every single PDF Insider entry, I compiled this list of our most popular posts:
We got a flood of inquiries about using Bluebeam for closeout after this podcast went up. And really, it makes a lot of sense. Using Bluebeam on a tablet pc to mark punch items is a really efficient way to handle closeout.
The ability to save and create PDF templates is a cool feature that was introduced in version 7. But I have to admit, it’s become more popular than I had ever imagined.
We had so much fun at AIA 2009, that we decided to put together a video of the crowd at our booth. And the PDF Insider readers loved it! After watching this video again today after five months, I’ve only got one thing today. If you thought we had a good time at AIA 2009, just wait to you see what we’ve got going on for Greenbuild next month!
PDF Insider readers have heeded the warning. If you want to remove sensitive information from a PDF, make sure to redact, and not just cover up facts and figures with white boxes.
Our first ever Bluebeam Podcast was a smash hit. In fact, it’s the most popular post ever. And it still receives blog hits every day!
Earlier readers of the PDF Insider will remember that this post and podcast went up about one month prior to the launch of version 7. It was the first glimpse of what the new product would include, and it created a lot of excitement among Bluebeam users.
Thanks for reading, and of course, remember to keep on PDF’ing!
I have a special treat for you today – a new Bluebeam podcast!
This time around, I sat down with James and Sasha from Account Services to talk about a new trend among Bluebeamers like you– using Revu for punch and back check. Turn up your speakers and click the player to listen:
If you have any questions or feedback about using Bluebeam for punch, let me know. And remember, to keep on PDF’ing!