Gray Construction, an ENR Top 100 Green Contractor, has reduced construction submittal response time by 60% and cut printing and shipping costs by 50% - all by going paperless with Bluebeam Revu. The firm has achieved significant results by sharing PDF construction submittals electronically in PDF rather than printing and shipping paper.
This greener, more sustainable workflow has been deployed on various projects, including the construction of the 165,584 square foot distribution center for Kentucky Eagle Beer in Lexington, Kentucky. Project team members located throughout the US communicate faster with Bluebeam Revu than paper submittals allow. With Bluebeam, the team creates PDFs, compares revisions of PDF drawings with the Document Compare feature and redlines PDFs with customizable markup tools such as text boxes, shapes, symbols, and images. Project documents are then emailed, eliminating the need to print and ship.
"Bluebeam improves communication and reduces paper usage and shipping so much that the software pays for itself in just one submittal process," said Gary Hisel, Gray Construction Senior Design Manager. "It used to take us at least eight days and twelve overnight packages to receive, review and respond to paper construction submittals. Now that we have Bluebeam, we're able to respond in as quickly as three days, and we've easily cut shipping costs in half."