As everyone in the construction industry knows, communication is the key to a successful project, no matter how big or small. In recent years, there has been an influx of software development for the construction industry in order to make communication between the job site and the construction offices much easier. Now, two of the construction communications powerhouses have integrated to bring construction professionals two of the best of job site communication and document management together in one system.
FieldLens recently announced their new product, FieldLens Drawings, at the Bluebeam Extreme Conference in Los Angeles. The Drawings platform will be integrated into the already robust drawings markup and management platform, Bluebeam Revu, and will be released to everyone in September.
FieldLens is a web based application available on both Android and iOs, which allows for real time documentation of safety hazards, job site notes, and punch lists. The app eliminates the need to re-type your notes or send separate emails to the correct people, because it can create instantaneous reports on all the information you typed in to your phone or tablet on the job site.
Bluebeam Revu is an industry leader in construction document PDF management, which allows the users to digitally interact with the drawings to mark up, make notes, and send to others on the job site. It eliminates the need for multiple sets of heavy, cumbersome sets of drawings and gives you access to everything you need on your tablet.
With the creation of FieldLens Drawings, users of either platform will be able to access drawings from one place. “Through the use of Bluebeam's new Studio API, which was previewed at the conference, FieldLens seamlessly preserves projects, drawing versions and links added from Bluebeam Revu,” FieldLens said in a press release.
One of the additional features that FieldLens Drawings will have is LiveLayer, which will allow users to have conversations and create action items directly on a specific part of a drawing to make it easier for everyone to understand. Instead of creating a note or a punch list on a standard spreadsheet and hoping that the other person can figure out exactly what you're talking about, this allows you to drop notes in the exact place on the drawings to avoid confusion.
FieldLens CEO, Doug Chambers, is confident that this integration will satisfy Fieldlens user’s call for drawing incorporation: "FieldLens users have asked for advanced drawings features and interoperability with the leading drawings platform, and now we are able to deliver a superior level of communication that can occur in the context of construction drawings."
If you’re interested in getting early access to FieldLens Drawings with Livelayer, you can fill out a request here. Space is fairly limited, however, so make your request as soon as possible.