The Best of the Blog in 2018
A look back at some of the year’s best AEC stories
As we look forward to supporting our incredible customers in 2019—the architects, designers, general contractors, specialty contractors, superintendents, and more who advance the built environment—we wanted to take a quick glance backwards, as well, and bring you 12 of our most popular stories from the blog from the past year, month by month. Enjoy the holidays, and here’s to a 2019 filled with much success!
Confronting the Skills Shortage
There’s a shortage of labor in the construction industry in both the UK and the US. Construction Manager Magazine hosted a roundtable to dive deep into the issue.
Breaking Down Barriers to Digital Collaboration.
A conversation between Don Jacob, CTO of Bluebeam, and Fred Mills, Co-Founder of The B1M. Don’t be afraid of digital collaboration.
At Corgan, Practitioners Guide the Tech Conversation
There’s often a big gap between having certain software and actually maximizing it. Architecture firm Corgan takes the time to make sure designers understand the tech stack.
Construction Tech Takes Humans, Too
Achieving interoperability between information systems: At London’s Institution of Civil Engineers, a roundtable speaks to technology and the role of people bringing the AEC industry up to speed.
Designing for the Design District
The San Francisco neighborhood known as the Design District is undergoing a transformation. Mission Bell and David Baker Architects build the feel of history into 855 Brannan.
Estimation as a Sales Tool
In Chicago, Premier Mechanical’s Andy Hubner uses Bluebeam Revu to increase the accuracy and visual value of bids. “This is where the industry needs to be.”
The Art of the Bid
Placing a winning bid is much harder than it seems, especially for those new to the industry. Students from the Construction Institute of Canada compete in an annual event that prepares them for the rigors of the bid process.
VDC for the SMB
Solid Earth Civil Constructors out of Pueblo, Colorado, use Revu to make compelling bids. Their business has grown because of it.
Engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. uses forensic engineering to repair the decaying structures on Alcatraz Island, the infamous federal prison.
Prefab + Productivity
Brianna Karelin was a student in the co-op program at University of Cincinnati. Her savvy use of Revu landed her a job at Helix Electric in San Francisco.
Custom Homes, Factory Built
Located about an hour east of Los Angeles in Rialto, California, in a 62,000-square-foot facility, Plant Prefab is a modular home startup that builds the kind of homes you’d see in a design magazine.
Philadelphia is a Community that Builds Together
Representatives of The American Institute of Architects Philadelphia chapter and the General Building Contractors Association of Philadelphia talk about what keeps owners up at night and what to expect in 2019.