Archive for October, 2012

Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen Set for Global RallyCross Season Finale

October 29, 2012

LasVegas Rally

Looking to finish his Global RallyCross Championship (GRC) season strong, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen will be hitting the track in his Bluebeam-sponsored Ford Fiesta during the season finale taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center today and tomorrow. The convention center’s Gold Lot has been transformed into a rallycross super circuit with pavement to dirt transitions and a high-flying, 70-foot gap jump. Many of the racers have commented that this will be one of the most competitive tracks of the season because it moves away from the NASCAR style track they have become accustomed to.  In fact, it’s similar to a European style track, which should give Topi an edge. The track saw its first casualty yesterday when David Binks crashed his eBay Ford Fiesta after coming up short on the gap jump during practice runs. He was taken to hospital for precautionary measures, but was back on the track today.

Gates will open at 3:00 p.m. Pacific today and tomorrow with on track activity starting at 4:30 p.m. The main event is scheduled for Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. Full race coverage can be seen live on ESPN2 and ESPN3 starting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

Good Luck Topi! And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Webinar: Build a Real-Time Punch Process

October 22, 2012

 

Tomorrow, we will be hosting the third installment of our Bluebeam Studio webinar series.  We’ll be looking at how Studio can build a real-time punch process to track the progress of multiple teams as they perform punchwalks.  Additionally, we’ll explore how teams in the field can utilize tablet PCs and iPads to complete punchwalks more efficiently.  The webinar will begin at 10 AM PT, so make sure you sign up today. And, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

New Webinar with DPR Construction Next Week

October 12, 2012

If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for the second installment of our Bluebeam Studio webinar series taking place next Tuesday, October 16 at 10AM PT. In this session, DPR Construction will discuss how they reduced their shop drawing review process during the development of a 13-story medical patient tower in Oakland, CA.  Using Studio, the project team was able to perform reviews with remote project team members simultaneously within a 10-12 day window (a process that normally took between 25-30 days) and achieve a 33% schedule savings. Sign up for the webinar today to learn more and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Join Mortenson Construction and Bluebeam for a Free Webinar

October 5, 2012

Hey everyone! Don’t forget that we’ll be hosting the first of three free webinars next Tuesday, October 9 at 10 AM PT. We’ll be teaming up with Mortenson Construction to discuss how you can use Bluebeam Studio to collaborate in real time and track projects up to 40 percent faster. If you’re interested in joining us for this one hour webinar, please sign up here today.

And, as always, remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle

Bluebeam Rallycross Driver Topi Heikkinen Dominates in Vegas

October 1, 2012

RallyCar

This past weekend, RallyCross sensation Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen took the first step in his comeback from a devastating crash at last June’s X Games, when he went head-to-head with the likes of Tanner Foust , Samuel Hubinette and Brian Deegan during the fifth round of the Global RallyCross Championships (GRC) at the Las Vegas MotorSpeed.  Despite blowing out a tire during the final laps of the main event, Topi barely missed a third place finish.

Topi showed no fear and wasted little time hitting the gap jump during the first lap of his qualifying heat leading up to Saturday night’s main event.  This made quite the statement considering he was still walking with crutches.  He continued his aggressive driving straight through to the main event where he held the third position for the majority of the race until being slowed by a flat tire that left him with a still impressive fourth place finish following Tanner Foust in first place, Brian Deegan in second place and Sverre Isachsen in third.

Tanner Foust walked away with the $25,000 Global Rallycross Championship Discount Tire Cup, having finished the GRC season with the most points overall, 53, accumulated from races at Texas Motor Speedway on June 9, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 14, and Saturday’s event at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  Brian Deegan edged out Samuel Hubinette for second with 50 points while Hubinette finished in third with 33.

Topi has been through a lot these past three months and it was really exciting to see him attack the track this weekend. He looked like he didn’t miss a step. Everyone here at Bluebeam is very proud of him and can’t wait to see him tear it up in Vegas again later this month. Stay tuned for more details, and remember to keep on PDFin’.

-Kyle


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