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Types of Plans in Construction

May 20, 2024

There are many types of plans and drawings used in construction. One website I found listed 46 types, another 42 types, and others kept to briefer lists of between 5 and 12. In any case, […]

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In Praise of Manufacturing

April 20, 2024

Manufacturing, making stuff, is fascinating, rewarding, and not least, essential; an important and creative endeavor. The following is a brief overview of the importance and place of manufacturing. Introduction In an age dominated by digital, […]

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Plan Review Catch-up…

April 19, 2024

It has been a while since the last blog and a lot has happened, here is a quick catch-up with more details in blogs to follow.

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White Paper: Digital Plan Review Tables

August 2, 2023

The Shift to Digital: Understanding the Power and Benefits of Plan Review Tables in Modern Construction The following is the text of a recent white paper published by Volanti Displays on the benefits of digital […]

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AI and Plan Review – Outlook

May 29, 2023

AI is already having an impact but there is far more to come. The following considers various ways, and opportunities, for AI to impact plan review. People review plans with different objectives, before, during and […]


From Paper Blueprints to Digital – Benefits

January 28, 2023

Paper plans, or blueprints, have been around for hundreds of years. However, with the move to digital technologies plans are being created on computers. The result is that companies, including those that haven’t transitioned to […]


SmartUse & Volanti Plan Review Tables

January 22, 2023

At the Jan 2023 World of Concrete expo in Las Vegas we were fortunate to have Dave Wagner from Stack demonstrate SmartUse on the Volanti 65″ Plan Review Table… We were impressed with the ease […]

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BIM – Building Information Modeling

November 27, 2022

Although we usually consider the specific tasks of plan review such as takeoff, markup, and approvals what we are working on is providing better hardware for BIM. Specifically, we spend our time considering how to […]

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Calibrating Bluebeam Revu

October 21, 2022

Here is a quick guide to calibrating Bluebeam on a Volanti Plan Review touchscreen. Why Calibrate Bluebeam Revu? Bluebeam includes a number of measurement functions, for example Dynamic Fill which will provide the area of […]

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Choosing a Plan Review Table & Options

June 18, 2022

We like to keep things easy so we have designed the Volanti Plan Review table with a selection of display sizes and options based on our many years of experience in this market. The following […]

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Actuators & Plan Review Tables

May 1, 2022

Volanti’s plan review tables use electric actuators to provide the lift and tilt functions. The ability to easily position the screen at the right height and angle means users can set the most ergonomic position […]

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Power Independent Touch Screen Cart

April 24, 2022

Sporting large 32″ or 43″ touch screens the new Volanti mobile carts can run for up to more than 16 hours from onboard batteries. We set up each of the 32″ and the 43″ models […]


Electrical Plan Review Mistakes

April 4, 2022

Pikes Peak Regional Building Department produced a helpful video presenting top 5 most common electrical plan review mistakes they see in the Pikes Peak Region. It seems reasonable to assume that there would be a […]

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Plan Review – 5 Functions

October 1, 2021

For the construction and engineering sectors we have identified 5 key functions of plan review: While considerable time and effort go into making plans, the function of plan review is critical. Plan review emcompasses: To […]


What is Plan Review?

September 22, 2021

For building and construction there are two main plan review workflows: Permit plan review Plan review as part of the construction process Permit Plan Review This is the process where local authorities review and approve […]


Plan Review – Go Digital

June 10, 2021

Digital Plan Review provides many benefits to users, not least is the cost saving, but there is more to it than that. Attached is a brief summary of some of these benefits. There is a […]

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Managing Uncertainty in Construction

May 31, 2021

A survey by McGraw Hill* concluded that the principal cause of uncertainty for contractors was the unforeseen site or construction issues. The seven issues cited in the report were, in order: Unforeseen site or construction […]

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ARCH Plans & Display Sizes Compared

April 7, 2021

Heavy rolls of large sheets of architectural drawings have moved to the digital realm in many organizations but printed drawings and ARCH drawing sizes live on. The following is a comparison of some of the […]

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