Leveraging Bluebeam in the AEC Industry
Spotlight on Bluebeam – What is it and how can it help?
by Alex Fagnand, PE and David Loring, PE, ENV SP , LEED AP
Bluebeam is a PDF software program designed to promote excellence and collaboration in the engineering industry. The full version contains many of the familiar tools for creating and managing PDFs. However, Bluebeam distinguishes itself with its comprehensive markup and collaboration tools.
Acquiring and implementing Bluebeam may be an important step for firms seeking work with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) or other DOTs. In addition to saving time, reducing printing and delivery costs, and increasing collaboration with comment and response tracking, the program’s benefits include quantity takeoffs, cloud-based sharing of documents, template creation, and batch processing of documents.