Every year, members of Bluebeam’s technical team head to FIATECH – one of their favorite events of the year. FIATECH is more than a technology showcase – it’s an opportunity for software companies and architecture, engineering and construction leaders to “geek out” if you will on cutting edge IT solutions to propel the industry forward. It’s the ultimate event for the diehard AEC techie!
This year, Fiatech was an extra special event for Bluebeam. Not only did we participate in the exhibition by demonstrating Bluebeam PDF Revu 9 and our advanced technologies – bFX for using Revu to redline PDFs stored on remote locations and Bluebeam Q for automating PDF publishing and processing – we spoke, too. Our VP of Engineering, Don Jacob, co-presented with Zachry Construction Unit Manager – Project Controls, Todd Sutton, the educational session titled “Real-Time Field Reporting with Smart Devices.” The session highlighted how Zachry Construction recently used Bluebeam in the field during closeout of the 16-story, 285-room Embassy Suites Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.
Additionally, Team Bluebeam had the chance to meet and mingle with IT leaders from various AEC firms, many who were very intrigued by the recent white paper that McCarthy Building Companies wrote about “Managing Documents Through the Life of a Project Using Bluebeam PDF Revu,” and the upcoming webcast on the topic taking place May 5th.
All in all, it was a great event and we are looking forward to FIATECH 2012! Were you at the conference? Let me know what you thought. And remember, to keep on PDFin’!