More firms recognizing the value of digital plan rooms
December 03, 2012
Once upon a time, construction foremen and project managers traveled from site to site carting along rolls of blueprints. If there was a change or a new party joined the project, another set of plans would have to be printed and distributed to everyone involved.
However, with the rise of cloud use in the construction industry, more firms are turning to digital plan rooms to store and share their blueprints. Not only does this technology help companies cut down on the amount of physical storage space they need to keep blueprint records, it facilitates easier sharing of information.
ConstrucTech reports that some of the new offerings
on the market allow users to have two-way conversations regarding plans and project information. Construction software developments such as these make it easier for construction companies, their subcontractors and other business partners to access updated documents, the source notes.
As such, having access to digital plan rooms may help firms increase construction business visibility, since everyone can view the most recent versions of project plans and other relevant documents. Some solutions even offer printing options, in the event a company wants a hard copy of a blueprint for reference, ConstrucTech notes.