Bluebeam Software and McCarthy Building Companies Win Constructech 2011 Vision Award

Honor recognizes use of innovative technologies for construction

Sep 20, 2011, 10:54 ET from Bluebeam Software

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluebeam Software announced today that it and McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. won gold at Constructech's 2011 Vision Awards in the Builder/GC Commercial +$500 million category. The award honors McCarthy's use of innovative technologies to conduct everyday business and recognizes Bluebeam for enabling the construction company to achieve its goals.

Bluebeam is a leading developer of smart, simple PDF solutions for the architecture, engineering and construction industries. McCarthy, one of the premier commercial builders in the U.S., uses Bluebeam's flagship product, Bluebeam PDF Revu, to hyperlink PDF documents for better access to information such as drawing details, specifications and RFIs.  The documents are then made available on a custom McCarthy jobsite kiosk via a wireless connection for instant access by all jobsite personnel to the most updated information to improve project communication and management.

"McCarthy is always looking for innovative ways to improve our processes and deliver better results for our clients," said Mike Oster, McCarthy Vice President, Information Technology.  "We wanted to prove that project record drawings could be easily updated, maintained and distributed electronically in lieu of traditional hand posting methods, which are labor intensive, inefficient and often difficult to duplicate. By taking this access out of the trailer and into the field we are also able to give all field personnel real-time access to this critical information. We are pleased with the successful outcome of these efforts and are honored to be recognized by the industry with this Vision Award."

Constructech magazine honored all of the Vision Award winners on September 14th during its annual Technology Day conference in Oakbrook Terrace, IL. Companies eligible for the honors were involved in residential, commercial, and heavy construction, and also included professionals in all trades, architectural and engineering firms, corporate owners, facility management companies, government agencies, and land developers.

"Bluebeam PDF Revu gives companies the tools to manage a project more efficiently, as well as save time and money," said Stephani Haynes, Bluebeam's Director of Worldwide Marketing. "We are honored to be recognized as industry innovators and we are pleased to have contributed to McCarthy's success."

About Bluebeam Software, Inc.

Bluebeam Software invents, develops, and commercializes PDF software intelligently designed to meet the needs of design, engineering and business professionals. Bluebeam produces high-quality, easy-to-use products that allow professionals to improve communication and collaboration immediately with virtually no learning curve. For more information visit Bluebeam Software at

About McCarthy Building Companies

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. is the nation's 10th largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2011) and among the top users of technology tools in the construction industry (Building Design & Construction, July 2011).  McCarthy has offices in St. Louis, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Newport Beach, San Diego, Sacramento and San Francisco.  McCarthy is 100 percent employee owned.  More information about the company is available online at

About Constructech Magazine

Constructech magazine is the technology advocate for the construction industry, helping builders, contractors, and corporate owners make educated decisions on software and systems, both in the office and in the field. With unbiased opinions and informative news on software, hardware, automation, and services, Constructech continues to be a highly respected and trusted resource in the industry for almost 15 years.

SOURCE Bluebeam Software