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 [email protected].
Is the PDF revolution advancing BIM workflows?

From left to right: Sasha Reed, V.P. Strategic Development at Bluebeam Software, Nathan Wood of DPR Construction, and Kris Lengieza, Director of VDC at Stiles Construction.

BIM and Information Technology | November 12, 2015 | Sasha Reed
Many project teams who struggle to get everyone up to speed with BIM, find PDFs a useful tool to bridge the gap between the BIM world and the paper wo...
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 – designed with the AEC industry in mind

Microsoft explains how they made the impossible, possible in building the Surface Pro 3 with Bluebeam Revu in their keynote presentation here:

BIM and Information Technology | October 07, 2015 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed sits down with Microsoft’s Senior Director of Programs, Pete Kyriacou to discuss the unique challenges AEC professionals face and why the  ...
BIM and Information Technology | October 01, 2015 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed sits down with David Fano, Chief Technology Officer for WeWork  (formerly with CASE), at BIMForum to discuss how owners make better decisio...
BIM and Information Technology | August 20, 2015 | Sasha Reed
Having the right counsel on your team can be the difference between long drawn-out negotiations and breaking new ground to meet the owner’s needs.
Does BIM Work as a Deliverable?
BIM and Information Technology | May 28, 2015 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed sits down with industry professionals at the BIMForum in San Diego to talk about BIM technology.
Parsons Brinckerhoff and former CEO partner to solve the “brain drain” challenge
Building Team | April 29, 2015 | Sasha Reed
For firms large and small, hiring is always a balancing act between keeping the business moving forward and being patient to find the right people to...
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 within a PDF.

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 have been tinkering with, I had a chance to...

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

BIM and Information Technology | 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 hardware to work in the field. 

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.

BIM and Information Technology | September 30, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Bluebeam's Sasha Reed sits down with Kris Lengieza, Director of Virtual Design and Construction for Stiles Corporation, to learn how he approaches cha...
BIM and Information Technology | September 17, 2014 | Sasha Reed
How does DPR strike a balance between standardization and innovation? In today’s Digital COM video Blog, Sasha Reed interviews Nathan Wood, Innovator...

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

BIM and Information Technology | August 21, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed and Chad Dorgan, McCarthy Building Cos.’s Vice President of Quality and Sustainability, discuss the keys to managing innovation within a la...
BIM and Information Technology | August 08, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Sasha Reed interviews two members of the coalition responsible for creating new Guidelines for Construction PDF Documents. SPONSORED CONTENT  
Architects | July 16, 2014 | 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 ab...

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 provide solutions.  Yet, as I learned fr...
BIM and Information Technology | May 28, 2014 | Sasha Reed
Turner Construction and Parsons Brinckerhoff talk about how BIM has revolutionized the way that they conduct projects, and how technology has allowed...

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 communicate what they want and need with BIM. T...
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

BIM and Information Technology | April 17, 2014 | 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...

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

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 can bring about real results today—and...

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 recently renovated and reimagined the next...
Architects | January 12, 2014 | Sasha Reed
The Consumer Electronics Show took place this past week in Las Vegas. Known for launching new products and technologies, many of the products showcase...
Architects | December 05, 2013 | Sasha Reed
I recently attended the Bentley User Conference in Vejle, Denmark. I attended the event primarily to get a sense for the challenges our Danish counter...
Architects | November 25, 2013 | Sasha Reed
With all the effort AEC professionals put into leveraging technology to communicate digitally on projects, it is a shame that there is often one major...
Architects | October 18, 2013 | Sasha Reed
Photographs are becoming more essential to project communication and documentation. Recently, I sat in a local airport integration project meeting in...
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 data and share it with those typically le...
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 to tablets and iPads loaded with drawing...
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 Google Glass for testing. Here's what he's be...
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 steps in the right direction, but how c...
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