Digital COM

One of the biggest challenges facing project teams today is determining how to effectively communicate and collaborate across disciplines, entities and project phases while maintaining a single source of truth. This blog will bring together voices from throughout the industry and start conversations about how project teams can better collaborate now. Follow Sasha Reed as she writes about real world examples of collaboration-related issues that various AEC firms are encountering and how they are using technology to solve them. Stay informed as Sasha shares ways to continually improve on best practices, project policies and technology usage in the future. If you would like to have your project featured on this blog, please contact Sasha at sasha@bluebeamsoftware.com.
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Posted on September 30, 2014 By Sasha Reed
I can’t begin to recount all of the conversations I have today with AEC industry professionals about the difficulties they experience when implementing change within their organization. The buzz term “change management” seems to be used for everything from lean process improvement to health and...
Posted on September 17, 2014 By Sasha Reed
I’m always interested in learning how companies become successful. Having worked for small companies for the majority of my career, I’m keenly aware of the struggle to establish commercial success when growing from a small to medium firm, one job at a time. Over the years, I’ve discovered the...
Posted on August 21, 2014 By Sasha Reed
I sat down with Chad Dorgan, Vice President Of Quality & Sustainability at McCarthy Building Companies, to learn more about their process for reviewing and implementing new technologies. Dorgan believes success is ensured by focusing efforts at the grass roots level and keeping workflows...
Posted on August 08, 2014 By Sasha Reed
For the last year and a half, a grassroots effort has been underway to define the new Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents. Jointly created by the Construction PDF Coalition, the aim of the guidelines is to better leverage digital information being shared among designers, constructors and all...
Posted on July 16, 2014 By Sasha Reed
My colleague and I were once asked an insightful question by a Civil Engineering Professor that sparked an interesting conversation. He’d been told about our software by some of his students who had used it during their summer internship. Wanting to stay current on new technology, he had a few...
Posted on June 25, 2014 By Sasha Reed
As more building project teams look for ways to collaborate better, technology continues to provide solutions.  Yet, as I learned from the experience of one of my customers, choosing the wrong technology can have an underwhelming effect, causing a team to simply swap out old challenges for new...
Posted on May 28, 2014 By Sasha Reed
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Manhattan to attend ENR’s Global Construction Summit. This is two day event that has both panel discussions as well as an award show honoring some of the best global construction projects. There was one panel discussion in particular that caught my...
Posted on May 12, 2014 By Sasha Reed
There are so many conferences devoted to the topic of BIM today. Each one offers practical and innovative insights into how BIM can benefit the AECO industry as a whole. The goal of BIM is to tie together valuable information created, distributed and gathered during the project life cycle—...
Posted on May 06, 2014 By Sasha Reed
  I recently attended BIM Forum in Boston, which is an AGC-sponsored event that brings together some of the top Architectural, Engineering and Construction firms from across the US.  The focus of this forum was “Optimizing Design with BIM.”  The sessions ran the gambit.  It was...
Posted on April 17, 2014 By Sasha Reed
Earlier this month, my colleague and I presented a session to a group of civil engineers and transportation agencies about the tech trends in the AEC space. Along with advice on how to prepare your plan for controlled collaboration, we also talked through some practical use cases.  One such...