As an international multidisciplinary practice offering design consultancy services for the built environment for over 40 years, UK firm Hilson Moran has significantly increased their investment in digital solutions.
A change in philosophy came with the successful implementation of Bluebeam Revu, as the firm embraced technology and customised its usage to open a new chapter in the industry-leading firm’s timeline.
“We are now entering the fourth industrial revolution, not just in our industry – it’s everywhere. And of course, we want to keep ahead of the curve,” explains Hilson Moran Director Vince Ugarow.
The curve Ugarow is talking about is the rapid growth of technology in industry, and the firm has already taken another significant step forward to ensure a prime position in this rapidly developing era.
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When Hilson Moran first rolled out Revu, the firm went from 10 Licenses to an enterprise-wide set of 229 Licenses within one calendar year. After seeing huge success using Revu in a peer review exercise, the company set up a test lab of innovators within the business to better grasp what could be done with the new software.
Engineers quickly gravitated toward Revu’s sophisticated PDF mark-up technology, drawing review, batch overlay and even custom tool sets, which “the lab” designed exclusively for use by Hilson Moran.
Paper use also greatly declined, saving the firm money in the form of lower printing and shipping costs for drawing approvals. Although these business-critical savings and changes began only 18 months ago, they’ve opened the door for even greater collaboration with Hilson Moran and Bluebeam products.