PDF-editing software helps LAN achieve smarter electronic communication and collaboration (Source: Civil + Structural Engineer)

By Jonathan McCulley, P.E.

For years now, the transportation industry has been trending to more aggressive design and construction schedules, especially with design-build and other alternative delivery projects. Consequently, innovative tools that help meet today’s robust QC/QA requirements while achieving efficient staff utilization and collaboration across geographic regions have become more critical than ever before.

One such tool that is increasingly used in the transportation industry to simplify document management and speed up project communication is Bluebeam Revu, a PDF-editing software tailored to engineers and architects. Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN), a planning, engineering, and program management firm, has been utilizing Revu for more than seven years, and in the last two years, has fully embraced it, making it the company default PDF editor to achieve:

  • clear, efficient, consistent communication;

  • faster QC/QA reviews and collaboration with teams in multiple offices; and

  • sustainability and added value


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