General contractors launch "All PDFs Created Equal" initiative

08/21/2013 | Engineering News-Record

A group of general contractors recently convened in Los Angeles for the "All PDFs Created Equal" initiative, which involves the creation of best practices for the distribution and exchange of portable document formats in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. "We want to transfer information from design to construction without diluting it and with the ability to read it in a simplified way," said Kyle Hughes, the coalition's founder and a Skanska USA project engineer. "We want to use these documents as parts of contracts" and as a tool to reduce redundancy.

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