WESTCHESTER, N.Y. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 13, 2009 — The Blue Book of Building and Construction has announced a new, free service designed to help advance the bid communication process for construction professionals. Vu360 is a universal digital document viewer that enables users to easily view plans, specifications and other documents in .TIFF and .PDF formats, take measurements and add comments to the documents. Markups can be shared among the project team, facilitating viewing and response to RFIs (request for information).
Vu360 works with any online plan room (that supports .TIFF and .PDF files) as well as ‘offline’ with files on a CD or saved to a computer. The Blue Book designed and developed this complete document viewer specifically for the commercial construction community. Vu360 is integrated with The Blue Book’s search tools so users can easily find and spec products, materials and equipment as well as message vendors. Allowing users access to the Web directly from within their takeoff tool enables them to simultaneously look at a blue print, examine a spec page and review a product web page to determine if they want to bid the project and give direction to their project team – all within their current workflow.
“The Blue Book is focused on improving digital communication within the AEC Community,” explained Rich Johnson, The Blue Book’s General Manager. Vu360 will fit right in to the growing digital workflow of the entire industry. More and more professionals are utilizing online plan rooms and digital documents. It makes perfect sense for them to have a product that allows them to quickly assess a project and determine if they want to bid on it. Plus with Vu360, they can spec products and find installers – all within one application.”
For more information on Vu360, please visit thebluebook.com/vu or contact Ed Haege at 800-431-2584 or email Email Contact .
About The Blue Book…
The Blue Book has been connecting the commercial construction industry since 1913. Building from a database of over 1,000,000 classified company listings in 560 classifications – The Blue Book provides a complete network of information, communication and marketing solutions. The Blue Book’s free tools enable users to find products, locate and manage vendors, send project messages and manage project documents. The Blue Book’s marketing solutions offer exposure and project opportunities for commercial construction companies looking to build their business.
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