Why You Need Bluebeam 2019?

Digital transformation is a hot topic within the UK construction industry. More and more project teams are addressing their current working practices and considering ways to maximise efficiency, become more environmentally aware and reduce overall cost.

Whilst there’s still a long way to go for the UK to catch up with their American and European counterparts, software such as Bluebeam Revu helps project teams to achieve the above goals with relative ease and accessibility. Whatever your geographical location, this post is aimed at the re-seller, highlighting the reasons why Bluebeam Revu 2019 is essential for the construction/AEC industry customers.

Be sure to sign up to our next webinar on 19th February, where you’ll learn about the new enhancements for Revu 2019.

The Digital Future Of The Construction Industry

Sooner or later, there’ll be a time when everything in the construction industry will be digitised. Data sharing will be widespread, and data will be harnessed so that learnings are applied across projects, teams-and in some cases-companies.
However, in an aged industry, it’s been shown that veterans of construction have been reluctant to adapt to the digital opportunities presented to them. In fact, construction-alongside agriculture-is the least digitised industry, according to findings from McKinsey & Company.

Due to this apparent reluctance, there’s certainly a need to tread carefully and provide industry leaders with a solution that is user-friendly, yet effective.

And Bluebeam Revu appropriately addresses those needs.

Bluebeam Revu 2019: A Brief Overview

At its core, Bluebeam Revu is a software that allows project teams to work with PDFs. However, don’t be fooled by this simplistic definition. Bluebeam allows users to deliver PDF markups, create and edit PDF files and convert different file formats, making it an essential communication tool for architects and engineers. This powerful software can enable even the most document-intensive industries to go paperless, saving time and costs, and improving efficiencies across projects.

Core Functionality Of Bluebeam Revu. There are five core functions applicable to every user, regardless of their industry:

  1. The interface is customisable and intuitive.
  2. An easy-to-use markup tool at your disposal.
  3. Users benefit from a proprietary and innovative tool chest, which can be used to save and reuse your most commonly added custom markups.
  4. A markups list which provides a history of all markups that are added to a document.
  5. Bluebeam’s Studio: a solution for real-time collaboration and document sharing for your teams.

Bluebeam Promotes Team Efficiency

Bluebeam’s cloud-based document management facilities allow your project managers access to documents, drawings, spreadsheets and other project files-in the office or the field-with or without an internet connection, via the ‘synching’ option.

Not only does this allow for efficient responses from all relevant stakeholders in a project, but it means that there’s no need for everyone to be at the same place at the same time, potentially reducing the overall carbon footprint associated with excessive travelling.

Bluebeam Reduces Cost

Companies leading large-scale projects will be working with a high volume of information, meaning that a standardised digital document management and communication system is essential.

Despite this, companies within the construction/AEC industry still perform their document management systems manually. This means that every printed amendment needs to be stamped and signed by a representative and delivered, by hand, to stakeholders.

Companies who have updated their document management systems through Bluebeam have commented on a significant decrease in printing costs, along with an increase in project completion, better communication and prevented mistakes on projects.

To read about how Bluebeam helped a construction company save thirty-thousand dollars a year on printing costs, click here.


Helping the construction industry deliver a sustainable, cost-effective solution is the key message to take away from this post. Bluebeam is the tool needed for construction companies to make that leap into digitisation, saving substantial costs and improving an ageing industry for the better.

QBSD is hosting a free webinar aimed at re-sellers, focussing on Revu 2019’s technical enhancements. To improve on your understanding and ask any essential queries you have about the new software, sign up to the webinar below.