Bidding process goes digital
The Blue Book of Building and Construction launches a digital document viewer.
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.
Case Study Database
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These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.
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Annual Salary Survey
In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.