Archive for September, 2013

Event Recap: The 2013 Bluebeam International Rally Conference

September 24, 2013

On Friday, September 13th, we headed to Stockholm, Sweden for the 2013 International Rally Conference (IRC). It was so exciting to be joined by Bluebeam users from Sweden and all over the world, including the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and even Australia. It was truly an international experience!

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Throughout the morning, users attended various sessions on hot Bluebeam topics including mobility, creating dynamic document sets, APD (short for a Swedish word meaning workplace disposition plan), and measurements and estimation.

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Then Bluebeam’s President and CEO, Richard Lee, took the stage to deliver a keynote focusing on the new features included in Bluebeam Revu 11.0, 11.5 and Revu iPad 2.0.

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After a lunch break, the day continued with informative customer case study presentations from Skanska, Peab, Briab, and US-based Mortenson Construction.

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The day wrapped up with a cocktail reception, where attendees had an opportunity to mingle and network with peers and Bluebeam staff.

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Bluebeam’s Rallycross driver and 2013 Global Rallycross points leader, Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen, even stopped by to sign autographs and take photos.

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The following day, attendees participated in an adrenaline-charged day of rally racing at Högsta race track, just 20 minutes outside of Stockholm’s city center. The day consisted of training stations, lunch, and timed trials to become the 2013 Bluebeam Rally Champion.

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It was a fantastic way to end an incredible weekend of learning and fun. If you missed the event but want to join in on future festivities, sign up for the Bluebeam Insider email list to stay up-to-date on upcoming Bluebeam events.

Until next time,

Jenn

Revu iPad 2.1 is Here!

September 20, 2013

That’s right, Revu iPad 2.1 is now available! New features include the Lasso and Selection box tools, allowing you to multi-select markups by defining a region around them and then easily copy, delete or modify each at the same time. We’ve also improved download performance when syncing files from Box as well as offline browsing within Document Manager. Revu iPad 2.1 includes improved compatibility with iOS 7. Official iOS 7 support will be introduced in the next release.

 Visit our website for more information about the newest version of Revu iPad.

Help Bluebeam Win a 2013 Construction Computing Award

September 18, 2013

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We’re excited to announce that Bluebeam has once again made the finals for not one, but two Construction Computing Awards! This year our nomination categories include Collaboration Product of the Year (for Bluebeam Studio) and Marketing Campaign of the Year (for Bluebeam Revu).

Known affectionately as “The Hammers,” the awards “showcase and reward technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes.”

While it’s an honor just to be nominated, we’d really love to win and we need your help to do that! Winners are determined by popular vote among industry professionals, so here’s how you can help:

To vote, just follow these few simple steps:

  1. Go to http://www.constructioncomputingawards.co.uk/
  2. Click the “Vote Now” icon on the left menu bar
  3. Vote for Bluebeam in the Construction Computing Marketing Campaign of 2013, and Collaboration Product of the Year categories.

You have until November 7th to cast your vote, and as always, every vote helps. Thanks for all of your support!

Until next time,

Jenn

Mortenson Construction Keeps Their New Hospital Project on Track with Bluebeam Revu and Studio

September 17, 2013

Take a look at our new video case study featuring Mortenson Construction and their use of Revu during construction of the Exempla St. Joseph Heritage Hospital in Denver, CO. This new 360-bed patient tower is currently the largest private hospital project in the U.S. In addition to using Bluebeam Revu for marking up project files, the team is also using Studio to track the status of their pre-fab items as they are manufactured offsite, keeping the whole team updated on where each element is in the fabrication process.

Burleson Construction Completes Their New College Dormitories Project Using Revu

September 13, 2013

Congratulations to our friends at Burleson Construction who recently announced the completion of the Milligan College Village Dormitories project, giving credit to their use of Revu for its part in making the project so successful. Using Revu for the punch list process, the team was able to quickly mark and address defects, contributing to an on-schedule completion. Check out the complete announcement here to learn more.

Metal Construction News Lists Revu iPad as One of 15 Favorite Mobile Apps

September 12, 2013

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We are very excited to have been included in Metal Construction News as one of their fifteen favorite jobsite mobile apps across the metal construction industry! The feature also discusses how important mobile devices have become to the construction industry. Check out the full article here.

We’re Feelin’ the Love!

September 11, 2013

We are honored to be featured in a recent blog post on going paperless by Greg Conary of AI Design Group. It is so cool to hear how much they love using Revu and Studio, and we’re especially happy that it helps them streamline their processes, improve efficiency and keeps poor Greg from having to sort through large stacks of paper on his desk. You can read the full posting here. Thanks for showing us some love!

Until next time,

Jenn

HKS Leverages Bluebeam Revu and Studio on Their Latest IPD Healthcare Project

September 5, 2013

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Our newest case study details how the team at architecture firm HKS used Revu and Studio to digitize communication and collaboration on their new 110,000-square-foot hospital in Gilbert, Arizona. Challenged with meeting the owner’s goal for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), HKS needed to streamline their process of sharing information with the rest of the team. Read how using Revu and Studio enabled them to improve their workflows by increasing efficiency, speeding up communication and reducing costs.

Don’t forget, we’d love to hear how using Bluebeam Revu or Studio has improved your workflow. Just email me at jenn (at) bluebeamsoftware.com.

Until next time,

Jenn


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