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 November 25, 2013 By Sasha Reed
With all the effort architects, general contractors, engineers, consultants, and specialty contractors put into leveraging technology to communicate digitally on projects, it is a shame that there is often one major road block that becomes the paper in their otherwise “paperless” project: the local...
Posted on October 18, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Photographs are becoming more essential to project communication and documentation. Just this week, I sat in a local airport integration project meeting in which the owner outlined their expectation for construction documentation. One of the first requirements was to provide photographs throughout...
Posted on October 07, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Last month I attended the Monterey Design Conference, hosted by the AIA California Counsel.  This biennial conference, dubbed “Design 101” by the original conference Chair and TED Conference founder, Richard Saul Wurman, brings together the Who’s Who of the design community.  Architects...
Posted on September 26, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Earlier this month, I attended the International Highway Engineering Exchange Program, or IHEEP, in Overland Park, Kansas. To kick off the event, I sat in on an IT round table for engineers and IT professionals to discuss the technical challenges facing the civil engineering community. Represented...
Posted on September 19, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   Not long ago, BD+C asked a dozen of the AEC firms from their BIM Giants list to share their vision of BIM 2.0. The responses ranged from improved mobility solutions allowing multiple...
Posted on August 28, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.     Earlier this month, BD+C posted an article entitled, Level of Development: Will a new standard bring Clarity to BIM model detail? To summarize, the article touched on the work...
Posted on August 15, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.     I had the pleasure of playing Master of Ceremonies last week for the Bluebeam eXtreme Conference 2013. As part of my duties, I had to familiarize myself with all of the many customer...
Posted on August 01, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   Over the past few months I’ve spoken with quite a few owners who are not only on board with using BIM on their projects, but are aggressively pushing their project teams to go fully-...
Posted on July 23, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   Do you remember the days when running into an issue out at the job site meant embarking on the long RFI process? I remember many a time on a project, and getting really good at...
Posted on July 15, 2013 By Sasha Reed
Editor's note: This is a sponsored article. All text and images were provided by the sponsor company.   I recently attended a technology expo focused on software solutions for design firms. While I was there, I struck up a conversation with an architect who, two years prior, had made the...