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In the Blue - James Gammon of Cook and Boardman
Show Notes: Episode 9 James Gammon is an Iraq War Veteran who found his way to Cook and Boardman. The Cook & Boardman family of companies is the largest distributor of commercial doors, frames & hardware, electronic access control equipment and specialty (Division 10) products in the U.S. They also provides full systems integration services through its A3 Communications division - including physical security, access control, wireless networking, low voltage cabling, audio/visual and managed information technology products.James’ LinkedIn Profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-gammon-3829258b/Learn more about Cook and Boardman at https://www.cookandboardman.com/Open Positions at the company https://jobs.jobvite.com/cookandboardmanLearn how James ended up as the Corporate Technology manager.In addition to Bluebeam Revu, the company uses Comsense – Software for Architectural Opening Distribution https://www.comsenseinc.com/Entire branches going paperless. The branches were Incentivized with 55” monitors for their workstations.Find out more about Division 8 (Door frames and hardware) , Division 10 (bathroom accessories) touchless systems, as well as Division 27 and 29 (Access controls)James talks about how Covid changed their product offerings.They’ve taken “one stop shop” to the extreme by covering everything in their bids. James answers some questions about the immediate future.What tech is going to exist in commercial establishment in 3 years that may not exist now? What’s going away due to technology advances and Covid concerns?How will working from home affect Tenant Improvement opportunities for construction professionals? The number of employees working from home has tripled demand for the Bluebeam Revu inside the Company. Given that we recorded this episode right at lunch time, we discuss the finer points of Memphis vs Carolina Style BBQ. We wrap up this episode with Natalie’s Tech Corner as Natalie Delacruz gives us her take on Bluebeam Revu 20. New Features, enhancement, fixes, and more.If you’d like to see what Bluebeam Revu and Bluebeam Studio can do for you, let us know. We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgDo you have a compelling story to tell about Bluebeam Revu? Let us know.
In the Blue - Michael Wright of California Technical Concepts
Michael’s LinkedIn Profile“Specifically Speaking with Michael Wright” by Security System News Michael explains:UL (Underwriters Laboratories) – What is it? Who uses it?Bluebeam Revu and why Michael asked himself “Where has this been all my life?”How do Hollywood A-Listers and Tech Venture Capitalists approach Security?How COVID has affected the way he operates.Retina Scanners, why aren’t they everywhere?Discussion on security vs privacy. Can we have it both ways?His use of Bluebeam Studio ProjectsRetrofitting century old Brownstones with today’s security cameras. Natalie Delacruz shows how to embed images (even live video feeds) into PDF Files with Bluebeam Revu.U.S. CAD Online University – Online Training on AutoCAD, Civil 3Dm BIM 360 ,and Revit.30-day Trial of Bluebeam Revu
In the Blue - Greg Dahlstrom of Villaume Industries
Greg sits with us to discuss the story of Villaume. He tells us about the longevity of the family owned company (Villaume has been around since 1882), the longevity of his own tenure with the company, and the timely adoption of Bluebeam Revu, Mitek, and Microsoft Teams.Show NotesGreg’s Linkedin ProfileLearn more about Villaume Industries Online University (US CAD’s online Training platform)Link to 30-day trial of Revu“Real” Blueprints from the Villaume archives. Why are blueprints no longer blue? Photos of typical workstations at Villaume 4-monitor workstations including 43" Vizio Display Upcoming U.S. CAD webinars https://uscad.com/events/category/webinar/Natalie Delacruz shows us the Bluebeam Stapler
In the Blue - Nathan Wood, Chief Enabling Officer at SpectrumAEC
Show Notes: Nathan WoodNathan Wood’s LinkedIn ProfileSpectrum AEC - http://www.spectrumaec.com/Construction Progress CoalitionBB Academy in Kansas City, Missouri - Register Today BB Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii - Register Today CDX What is CDX? Common Data Exchange, learn more Scholarship for CDX Scholarship Fund by Bluebeam ($20k) – Stay tuned for more informationPDF Guidelines 1.0 - https://www.constructionprogress.org/pdf.htmlHyperlinks in Revit in PDF Documents Batch Hyperlinking - Bluebeam Revu - AutoMark & Batch Hyperlink Podcast - Construction Shared Pains (Twitter Hashtag #Sharedpains) Apps mentioned in this episode:Bluebeam Studio Prime - https://orangeblade.com/product/bluebeam-studio-prime/ePermit Hub - http://epermithub.com/Accela - https://www.accela.com/ Tyler - https://www.tylertech.com/ Where to find Nathan in the coming months early 2020:Hanson Wade Conferences - Feb 3& 4 in Dallas - https://www.advancing-prefabrication.com/MCAA Conference -San Diego - Jan 29-31 - https://www.mcaa.org/events/calendar/construction-technology-conference-2-3/ Other notable terms from our discussion:AGC workflow documents - https://www.agc.org/Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_project_deliveryBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_information_modeling Natalie’s Tech corner: If you are experiencing a Fatal Error when opening Revu and a corrupt Roboto font. Here is where to get the Roboto Font
In the Blue - David Rekker of Bluebeam Canada talks about a career path from Construction to Engineering to Software
David Rekker of Bluebeam CanadaDavid joins us to talk about a career path that took him from construction to engineering to software and the role that Bluebeam played.David Rekker’s LinkedIn ProfileDavid Rekker’s Bluebeam eXtreme Conference (now known as XCON) 2013 Slide Deck for his presentation titled “Using Revu to Manage LEED Projects”Bluebeam XCON 2020 Call for Presenters and Conference Info - https://www.bluebeamextreme.com/MMM Group acquired by WSP30-day trial of Bluebeam RevuThe Orange Blade Consultants - a U.S. CAD Company's Bluebeam StoreBluebeam Training Options
In the Blue - Ted Moberg talks about how Bluebeam Revu fits into Laser Scanning workflows
Ted Moberg of U.S. CAD - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedmoberg/Laser Scanning Services from US CADQuestions/ Comments to Podcast@uscad.comHow Bluebeam Revu fits into Laser Scan workflowsLeica Scanners: BLK360 andRTC360Roboto font from Google fonts https://fonts.google.com/specimen/RobotoBluebeam Academy 2019 in Minneapolis, MN on October 24, 2019 – Register todayScanning tools videoIn 30 Minutes, Everything You Need to Know About the Leica BLK360