Skanska and Bluebeam Enter Global Purchasing Agreement
Bluebeam Revu for PDF-based collaboration now available to Skanska project teams around the world
Pasadena, CA (December 18, 2012)
Skanska, one of the world's largest international project development and construction groups, has entered into a global purchasing agreement with Bluebeam® Software, the leading developer of PDF-based solutions for digital project workflows. Under this new agreement, Skanska project teams throughout the world can deploy Bluebeam's flagship solution, Revu®, for digital project communication and collaboration. This decision comes after the successful implementation of Revu by numerous Skanska project teams in Sweden and the US, including the firm's largest project to date - the 14 billion SEK ($2 billion US) New Karolinska (NKS) University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden.
Bluebeam Revu is a PDF-based solution that enables architecture, engineering and construction professionals to streamline workflows, improve communication and reduce paper use. Revu includes 2D and 3D PDF creation and a variety of industry-standard redlining tools including text, highlights, shapes, clouds, CAD symbols and measurements. Advanced features include automatic drawing comparisons, hyperlink management, integration with SharePoint® and ProjectWise®, and tablet PC compatibility. Additionally, Revu includes an integrated cloud solution, Bluebeam Studio™, for storing PDFs and other project files online and collaborating in real-time on PDFs.
Skanska's NKS project team is currently using several of these features to electronically share information for this massive, 3.4 million gross square foot facility. Project team members are using Revu to create and annotate PDFs, enabling them to easily share detailed drawings, comments and questions with project team members downstream. The team is also organizing and managing the enormous amount of project information by using Links - Revu's hyperlink manager - to link PDF drawings to additional project data stored in SharePoint®.
"Revu is a powerful solution that creates so many opportunities for streamlining project communication and collaboration and allows project teams to work more efficiently,"Â said Christian Gren, Director of Account Services, Bluebeam AB. "With this agreement, Skanska project teams can increase productivity, create significant time savings and reduce costs, ultimately having a substantial impact on the bottom line."
"Skanska's implementation of Revu on the incredible New Karolinska Solna project proves that anything is possible with Bluebeam,"Â said Kristine Hopkins, Bluebeam's Director of Account Services. "Bluebeam is thrilled to enter into this purchasing agreement with Skanska, making it easier for its project teams around the globe to communicate and collaborate digitally and work without limits."
Bluebeam products are available direct and through a global network of authorized resellers. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.
Skanska is one of the world's leading project development and construction groups, with expertise in construction, development of commercial and residential projects as well as public-private partnerships. It creates sustainable solutions and aim to be a leader in quality, green construction, work safety and business ethics. For more information, visit www.skanska.com.
About Bluebeam, Inc.
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam makes smart, simple collaboration solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam's award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world's top architectural, engineering and construction firms, oil and gas companies, as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, as an intuitive, easy-to-use, PDF-based software solution for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in more than 65 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.
About Bluebeam AB
Bluebeam AB is an independently owned and operated software consulting firm exclusively focused on distributing Bluebeam products and supporting customers and partners in the Nordics. The firm partnered with Bluebeam in 2010, following five years of influencing and supporting the adoption of Bluebeam products among the growing number of European CAD users, manufacturing and AEC firms looking to digitize project workflows. For more information call +46 841.020.530.