Danish Firm Embraces the Digital Future
Creating new opportunities for communication and collaboration
Is the Nordic construction industry ready to move on from paper drawings and step into a fully digital future? MT Højgaard, a leading construction and civil engineering company based in Søborg, Denmark, is betting on it.
Until a few years ago, MT Højgaard spent millions of dollars printing drawings for major projects. Now, the company has rolled out new processes that incorporate Bluebeam® Revu® and the cloud-based Bluebeam Studio™ to link project partners all over the world in real time via the same set of centralized documents. The two integrated solutions bring PDF documents to life on desktops, laptops, iPads and SMART boards, removing the need to print them. When the company conducts construction meetings, editable PDF documents are now the focal point.
Says Christian Ingemann Elvang, Virtual Design and Construction Specialist at MT Højgaard, “We now see a substantial reduction in paper consumption, and it’s much easier to carry around a fully updated drawing” thanks to digital technology. “With the editing, collaboration and annotation technology … we are now presented with new opportunities for the discussions we have with professionals and collaborators that we share drawings with. It’s as if the documents have been brought to life, and this makes it much easier to communicate, analyze and review design changes along the way,” says Elvang, who is responsible for rolling out BIM applications at MT Højgaard.