Reed Construction Data and Bluebeam Software Partner to Provide Complete Digital Bidding Solution

May 22, 2012

Bluebeam Revu® Standard Enables Reed Construction Data Customers to Respond to Electronic Bid Documents Faster

NORCROSS, Ga. and PASADENA, Calif., May 22, 2012 The electronic bidding process just got better for the thousands of building professionals who use Reed Construction Data’s project lead services to identify local projects out for bid. Reed Construction Data®, leading North American provider of construction information, and Bluebeam Software, leading developer of PDF-based solutions for the design and construction industry, are partnering to provide users with Bluebeam Revu® Standard – a PDF creation, markup and editing solution built for the construction industry. Together, Reed Construction Data’s project lead services and Revu equip users with a total solution for quickly identifying local projects and responding to bids electronically.

“Every day, Reed Construction Data helps thousands of subcontractors, GCs, building product manufacturers, dealers, distributors and suppliers identify the latest local projects so they can bid and win new business,” said Jennifer Johnson, Director of Product Management at Reed Construction Data. “By partnering with Bluebeam, we are helping our customers become even more competitive by providing them with best-in-class PDF markup and editing tools for quickly reviewing and redlining electronic bid documents.”

Reed Construction Data’s project lead services enable customers to find new, local projects requesting bids. Many projects also provide direct links to plans and specs, which can be saved in TIF format. Now that Reed Construction Data is offering Revu as a plan viewer, users can import project TIFs for automatic conversion to PDF and use Revu’s industry-standard PDF markup tools, including measurements, textboxes, callouts, clouds, leaders and CAD symbols to digitally redline bid documents. All markups and measurements are automatically tracked in Revu’s Markups list, from which custom columns can be created to calculate material costs, and all data can be sorted, filtered or summarized to CSV or XML for further calculations in Microsoft® Excel. Additionally, users can automatically compare PDF drawings or overlay pages to show differences between drawing revisions, assemble bid documents by adding, deleting, inserting and rotating PDF pages, insert text stamps, add headers and footers and digitally sign PDFs.

“Revu offers a tremendous value to Reed Construction Data customers by enabling them to digitally respond to bids faster,” added Patrick Keller, Bluebeam Software Product Manager. “Data reported by our customers indicates that Revu helps users calculate takeoffs up to 70% faster and decrease turnaround time by as much as 60%. In the fast-paced world of project bidding, these time-savings not only help users meet bid deadlines, but free up more time to bid on additional projects.”

To learn more about purchasing Revu and using it in conjunction with Reed Construction Data’s project lead services, go to or contact your local Reed Construction Data sales representative.

About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, advertising channels, construction cost data and market intelligence for construction industry professionals in the U.S and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at

About Bluebeam Software
Not your typical software company, Bluebeam Software makes smart, simple solutions for paperless workflows based on the PDF format. Founded in 2002 in Pasadena, California, Bluebeam’s award-winning PDF creation, markup and collaboration solutions are used today by the world’s top architectural, engineering and construction firms, as well as government agencies, accountants and even attorneys, as an intuitive, easy-to-use, PDF-based software solution for dramatically improved workflow and more sustainable, paperless operations. Bluebeam supports customers in over 50 countries directly through its Account Services team in addition to an extensive reseller network. For more information, visit


Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, construction news through a suite of online and print references — all valuable resources for architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals in the construction industry. For more information, visit or call 877-REED411.

Reed Business Information, a part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE:RUK and ENL), is North America’s largest business-to-business information provider, with more than 80 market-leading publications, 55 Websites and a range of leading business-to-business services.