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.
The Great Debate: Is 3D PDF really BIM?
BIM and Information Technology | March 03, 2015 | Sasha Reed
You can pull apart buildings, cut through floors, and view simulated animation for assembly instructions all w...

Photos courtesy Todd Wynne, Rogers-OBrien Construction

BIM and Information Technology | December 16, 2014 | Sasha Reed
On a recent trip to see what technology Todd Wynne and the rest of the team at Rogers-O’Brien Construction hav...

Todd Wynne, Operations Technology Specialist, Rogers-OBrien, is an early adopter of Google Glass technology.

Architects | November 26, 2014 | Sasha Reed
A little over a year ago, I embarked on a search to find individuals in the AEC space who were putting new har...

Bluebeam's Sasha Reed sits down with Kris Lengieza, Director of Virtual Design and Construction for Stiles Corporation, to learn how he approaches change management.

Architects | September 30, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Bluebeam's Sasha Reed sits down with Kris Lengieza, Director of Virtual Design and Construction for Stiles Cor...
Architects | September 17, 2014 | Sasha Reed
How does DPR strike a balance between standardization and innovation? In today’s Digital COM video Blog, Sasha...

Sasha Reed, Director of Strategic Alliances, Bluebeam Software, and Chad Dorgan, Vice President of Quality & Sustainability, McCarthy Building Companies

Architects | August 21, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed and Chad Dorgan, McCarthy Building Cos.’s Vice President of Quality and Sustainability, discuss the...
BIM and Information Technology | August 08, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed interviews two members of the coalition responsible for creating new Guidelines for Construction PD...
Architects | July 16, 2014 | Sasha Reed
My colleague and I were once asked an insightful question by a Civil Engineering Professor that sparked an int...

Images: courtesy Bluebeam

Architects | June 25, 2014 | Sasha Reed
SPONSORED CONTENT As more building project teams look for ways to collaborate better, technology continues to...
Architects | May 28, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Turner Construction and Parsons Brinkerhoff talk about how BIM has revolutionized the way that they conduct pr...

Image: courtesy Bluebeam

Architects | May 12, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Given the complexities of the building process, it can be difficult for building owners to effectively communi...
BIM and Information Technology | May 06, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Key question from BIM Forum: How do you leverage technology by finding trade partners that are up to speed?

Image: courtesy Bluebeam

Architects | April 17, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Earlier this month, my colleague and I presented a session to a group of civil engineers and transportation ag...

Photo: patrisyu via FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Architects | April 03, 2014 | Sasha Reed
I’ve heard countless stories of conversations between project engineers and IT professionals who can’t come to...

Photo: courtesy National Institute of Building Sciences

Architects | March 20, 2014 | Sasha Reed
A fascinating client story by Fluor SVP Robert Prieto reminds us that sometimes it’s the simplest details that...

Bluebeam's new Chicago office, located in the newly renovated Wrigley Building, features a wine bar where employees and clients meet or relax.

BIM and Information Technology | February 20, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Purchased in 2011 by a consortium of investors led by BDT Capital Partners, the building’s new owners have rec...
Architects | January 12, 2014 | Sasha Reed
The Consumer Electronics Show took place this past week in Las Vegas. Known for launching new products and tec...
Architects | December 05, 2013 | Sasha Reed
I recently attended the Bentley User Conference in Vejle, Denmark. I attended the event primarily to get a sen...
Architects | November 25, 2013 | Sasha Reed
With all the effort AEC professionals put into leveraging technology to communicate digitally on projects, it...
Architects | October 18, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Photographs are becoming more essential to project communication and documentation. Recently, I sat in a local...
BIM and Information Technology | October 07, 2013 | Sasha Reed
There's no doubt that BIM is the future of design. But for many firms, finding a bridge to access rich model d...
Architects | September 26, 2013 | Sasha Reed
True mobility in the field has rapidly evolved from lock-box kiosks on each floor to laptops on rolling carts...
Building Owner | September 19, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Todd Wynne of Rogers-O’Brien Construction is one of only 8,000 people around the globe granted a pair of Googl...
Building Owner | August 28, 2013 | Sasha Reed
I’m encouraged to see progress being made to make BIM more useable and reliable downstream. These are all good...
Building Owner | August 15, 2013 | Sasha Reed
LEED has become a labyrinth of standards which requires a full-time translator and tour guide to navigate. Now...
Building Owner | August 01, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Although I am encouraged to see BIM for O+M mandates coming from building owners, I can’t help but feel we’re...
Building Owner | July 23, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Do you remember the days when running into an issue out at the job site meant embarking on the long RFI proces...
Building Owner | July 15, 2013 | Sasha Reed
I recently attended a technology expo focused on software solutions for design firms. While I was there, I str...
June 26, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Technology is changing the way we work. Digital communication tools are revolutionizing project review cycles,...
Building Owner | June 20, 2013 | Sasha Reed
What information do you find valuable to keep within the BIM world and what information do you feel is best ar...
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