Bluebeam, Inc., a leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the AEC industries, announced yesterday (14 June) that is has acquired substantially all of the assets of privately held Project Atlas, LLC
Founded in 2017 by construction industry veterans Todd Wynne and Joe Williams, Project Atlas created a digital mapping engine that uses geo-location instead of traditional folder structures to organise and visualise 2D plans and construction data. This location-based orientation allows design and construction professionals to create and search a continuous digital map of their project that contains plans, people, material, site photos and drone imagery, all within highly detailed, zoomable layers.
Bluebeam CEO Jon Elliott said: “Bluebeam was founded on the idea that powerful AEC solutions should also be easy to use, capable of delivering the right information at the right time while improving the ability of all project partners to collaborate throughout the lifecycle of an entire project.
“We are incredibly excited to add Project Atlas to our portfolio of solutions to continue delivering on this promise. Project Atlas provides users with an entirely new way to visually organise and unify location-based documents and data. This location-based methodology dramatically reduces the time it takes to find critical plans and information, empowering owners, architects, engineers, contractors and speciality contractors to access data in an immediately understandable way that will be especially beneficial in the field.”
“The combination of Bluebeam’s project efficiency and collaboration tools coupled with Project Atlas’ ability to organise project information by location delivers the best set of complimentary productivity tools the industry has ever seen,” said Joe Williams, Project Atlas co-founder and Bluebeam VP of Product Management, Project Atlas.
“It’s this combination of visualisation, collaboration and project documentation that our industry needs to make those last-minute decisions in the field, which are often the most critical and expensive decisions in a project,” added Project Atlas co-founder and Bluebeam VP of Business Development and Partnerships Todd Wynne. “By working collaboratively using a visual map of a project, customers can understand projects in a familiar context and break down the barriers that often keep information from getting to the people who need it most.”
Bluebeam will be demonstrating its workflows incorporating Project Atlas at the Bluebeam Extreme Conference, taking place 17–19 September in Austin, Texas (US).