A desire for community bonds inspired Eduardo Juanes to enter construction.
From the small Mexican town of Merida, Juanes witnessed the power construction could bring to a community. Architects, engineers and builders don’t just physically build the new schools, homes and hospitals, Juanes said, but they build opportunity.
Before deciding to attend the Monterrey Institute of Technology, Juanes got to see how these opportunities could transform the communities outside his front doorstep. “It was seeing the transformation of space throughout time … that we can empower communities,” Juanes said
Juanes spent his junior year of college as an exchange student at the University of Texas, Austin, where he also was first introduced to Bluebeam. Aspects of Bluebeam that won Juanes over were its estimating and data capabilities.
“The ability to provide on-demand information is awesome,” Juanes said. “And you can filter your data the way that you want to,” he added, recalling stories of people whose sole job on a jobsite was to manually track materials.
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When Juanes returned to Monterrey, he wanted to continue the relationship he had built with the Bluebeam Academic Program. With the help of Sophie Macks, Bluebeam’s senior academic specialist, Juanes hosted workshops on campus to introduce the software to fellow engineering and architecture students.
Thanks to his familiarity with Bluebeam from the Bluebeam Academic Program, when Juanes entered the workforce he introduced Bluebeam on one of his first major projects, a United States consulate in Merida. The project not only meant a lot to his hometown, but also for the relationship between the two neighboring countries.
More recently, Juanes placed second in the CPC Scholarship, a competition where he identified an issue within the construction industry and developed his own solution. Currently, Juanes is interning at ARCO/MURRAY in Miami, and he will return to Stanford University, where he will finish his master’s degree in sustainable design and construction.
When asked what’s next, Juanes said he wants to push for more Bluebeam exposure in Latin America. “My dream is to take all this technology to Mexico and Mexican universities,” Juanes said.