The end result is an easily accessible electronic package, with a hyperlinked chemical list that acts as a clickable table of contents—all with considerably less effort. Jim Rogers shows how to set up a project, start a studio session for collaboration, invite collaborators to the review process, set up an approval workflow, and combine all the submitted sheets into a single PDF file that can be searched and shared. Plus, learn how to keep a session open for additional submittals or archive it when a project is over.
- Setting up a project
- Initiating a session
- Involving the project team in reviews and approvals
- Finalizing the PDF
- Sharing the electronic documents
- Closing the sessions
Skill Level Intermediate
- The construction management process involves the submittal, review and approval of many different types of documents. Now, this can be a daunting task on some projects and keeping track of comments and revisions might be a full time job on larger projects. My name's Jim Rogers, I've spent my entire career managing different phases and various aspects of construction projects, both large and small. I've spent many years teaching construction professionals, including tradespeople and apprenticeship programs and architects, engineers, and construction managers in college degree programs.
In the last decade or so, I've really seen a tremendous increase in the use of software programs and apps being used as a tool, both in the office and out in the field, to help us manage our construction projects. Bluebeam Revu is quickly becoming one of the software tools of choice and is already used extensively in the industry for accessing and marking up electronic drawings and for tracking those changes and comments as they're made. In this course, I'll show you how to leverage the cloud storage and collaboratory features contained within Bluebeam Revu, which are collectively called Bluebeam Studio, to manage and facilitate one of the more common document submittal and review processes that we undertake on a construction project.
Now, as we progress through this course, I'll use the process of submitting product safety data sheets as an example and we'll initiate a studio session that allows all subcontractors to submit these safety data sheet packages electronically. We'll then see how the entire project team can review and comment on these documents and once the review's completed, I'll show you how to move the approved documents into a studio project file and enable universal access so that anyone on the project can view these important documents electronically, instead of having to print and bind those hard copies.
With that, I'll also show you how you can use Bluebeam Revu to generate a hyperlinked table of contents for all of these submittals that essentially becomes, in this case, the project's chemical list. So, by the end of this course, you should really understand how these features and concepts can be applied to virtually any project submittal and review process.