Sessions

With dozens of sessions to choose from, XCON Anywhere features a ton of in-depth virtual learning opportunities to keep you engaged and inspired, wherever you are.

All Conference Sessions

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Opening Keynote

Jump-start your XCON Anywhere experience with an inspiring presentation from the Bluebeam leadership team.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Juan Romero

Juan Romero

Director, Construction Planning & Logistics
EllisDon

Advanced Use of Bluebeam for Constructability Reviews, Construction Planning and Site Logistics

This session will show how EllisDon Construction, one of the largest construction companies in Canada, uses Bluebeam Revu tools as part of its day-to-day work for construction planning, constructability reviews and site logistics. Attendees will see examples of the application of some basic and advanced Revu tools on real construction projects, as well as hands-on examples.

User level: Advanced

Scott Zieg

Scott Zieg

Executive Director
ColumbiaSoft Professional Services

Troy DeGroot

Troy DeGroot

Owner
U Chapter 2 LLC

Supercharge Government e-Plan Reviews with File Automation and Bluebeam

File management integrated with Bluebeam Studio Prime empowers permit technicians and plan reviewers within municipalities to save time and eliminate manual tasks. Starting at the beginning, when files first arrive, this session will demonstrate the benefits of automation with electronic file handling. Presenters will show tips to increase the efficiency and consistency of markups using Bluebeam and demonstrate how simplified workflows combined with accurate reporting maintain oversight, so nothing is left behind.

User level: Basic

Ashley Ehardt

Ashley Ehardt

Lead Estimator
Jacobsen Construction

Utilizing Custom Columns and Conditions to Streamline Take-offs

Scoping, quantifying and evaluating building systems and materials for large-scale commercial projects is no small feat. In this session, Ashley will walk you through how to set up custom columns, create conditions to attain additional information, filter through that information and even show you how to share custom profiles and conditions among colleagues.

User level: Intermediate

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Quality Lead – Building Envelope
Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Design Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio

One of the ways Rogers-O’Brien excels is its collaborative project planning (CPP) process. It involves establishing a relationship with the design team early on and conveying constructability issues that need to be resolved. These days architects have less time to design buildings and contractors have less time to build them. With less time to design and build, this results in costly RFIs for the owner. Learn how by collaborating early with the design team through Bluebeam Studio to identify and resolve these future RFIs, Rogers-O’Brien saved time and money.

User level: Advanced

Christopher Lindo

Christopher Lindo

Applications Specialist | Consultant
CADD Microsystems

Generating and Managing 3D PDFs in Revu

Harnessing data in BIM models outside of design programs can be difficult. While important data sits inside a BIM model, it’s siloed and difficult to share. In this session, you’ll learn how to expand the power of Bluebeam Revu by creating, viewing and marking up 3D PDFs. Then you can enable teams to work together with clear and concise data and provide feedback in context of the 3D model.

User level: Intermediate

Veronica Quintero

Veronica Quintero

BIM Practice Manager | Associate Principal
KPF

Erik Schonsett

Erik Schonsett

Lead Industry Consultant
Bluebeam, Inc.

Integrating Bluebeam Revu Into Your Design Process

Learn how KPF has integrated Bluebeam Revu tools and features into their global design practice. KPF will review the importance and process of setting up global standards and how to easily distribute company-specific workflow documents. With Studio Prime, KPF has been able to better manage user settings across all offices, get a better understanding of adoption through usage insight and folder automation. You’ll also see project examples that demonstrate the integration of Revu with BIM.

User level: Basic

11:00AM - 11:10AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: All in a Day’s Data – The Collaborative & Secure Journey of Your Project Documents

From accessing large files in low or no bandwidth areas, to classifying them for easy identification, to keeping themsecurewhile readily accessible, this session follows the journey of a series of documents on a construction project’s typical day. Learn how to secure, control & collaborate on all critical content while simplifying project workflows so you can streamline processes and increase productivity.

Sponsored Session: Egnyte

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: Remote Construction Progress Management with 360° Photo Capture

A Tech Talk about Construction Progress Management that allows AEC professionals to:

  • Bridge the gap between the field and the office, and overcome physical barriers and travel restrictions to see the progress on the jobsite
  • Share & track progress faster and enhance transparency among team members, owners, and other stakeholders
  • Gather field reports accurately and capture all details of every phase of the project and avoid costly reworks
  • Get everyone on the same page and improve team communication and decision-making with reliable visual data
  • Utilize powerful integrations to connect digital progress record with other tools such as Bluebeam Revu

Sponsored Session: HoloBuilder

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Deepak Maini

Deepak Maini

National Technical Manager
CAD Group Australia

Generating Accurate Bids Using Bluebeam Revu

No matter how much we talk about BIM in construction, there are always PDFs supplied to the contractors and subcontractors to bid on projects. But with the specialized tools inside Bluebeam Revu, you can take off quantities accurately and with ease. In this session, you’ll learn how to perform quantity takeoff and generate accurate bids using Revu.

User level: Intermediate

Dwane Lindsey

Dwane Lindsey

Architectural Applications Director
FGM Architects

Prepping Your Documents for Usage in the Field

Preparing your documents to be used in the field is more than just compiling the PDF set. To maximize the field staff’s efficiency with the electronic files, you need to provide the most information possible at their fingertips. This session will go over tools to make your PDF files the most efficient for the field staff and even the office staff. Everyone will have access to the latest and greatest information, no matter where they are on the project.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

David Campbell

David Campbell

Application Specialist
Topcon Solutions

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Architectural Designer
Nehmer

Three Creative Workflows for Your Schematic Design Toolbox

Join this panel discussion to explore Bluebeam Revu features that can be used for design-centric workflows. Would you like to be able to see a variety of elevation options or multiple iterations in quick succession before settling on a direction? This workflow will take you through how to set up a colored elevation in Revu that is easily adjustable for quick alternatives. The process uses basic Revu functions and is suitable for design professionals with Revu skills ranging from beginner to advanced.   Jump into space planning with Bluebeam Revu. This session will cover Bluebeam Revu features that make space planning a breeze. The session will conclude by demonstrating how to export the data to PDF/CSV format for use downstream. In this session, you will learn how to create a quality residential drawing quickly in Bluebeam. Presenters will show how you can use a previous design to easily reorientate the building, add rooms and details, and utilize the toolbar to quickly add typical features.

User level: Intermediate

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Product Keynote

Join members of our Product team for an in-depth presentation focused on providing insight on Bluebeam’s product vision for 2021, and beyond.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Architect | AIA, LEED AP
STG Design

Agile Project Management for the AEC Industry

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its lifecycle. These methodologies are frequently used in software development projects, but have not yet made their way to the AEC industry. This session will discuss the core principles and several variations of Agile Project Management Methodologies as well as practical applications for how to use them within our projects and how this shift in perspective can help to advance the AEC industry’s influence.

User level: Intermediate

Elbert Speidel

Elbert Speidel

Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Matthew Susank

Matthew Susank

Adjunct Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Applying Technology Education to Real-World Adoption

The College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Construction Management department at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is reimagining technology education. The guiding principles of meaningful collaboration, a toolbox full of resources, and continuous improvement are fundamental to both the program’s and students’ success. Learn how the core concepts of knowledge-sharing and reverse mentoring can change the way we look at technology education; and discover how applying these concepts within your company can break down barriers, increase tech adoption, and help upskill employees.

User level: basic

Dan Warren

Dan Warren

BIM Operations Manager
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Peter Nilson

Peter Nilson

Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

How to Use Bluebeam to Provide Rapid, Accurate Facility Assessments

This session will review the necessary steps to develop and roll out an enterprise solution for Bluebeam based on existing facility assessments. This process covers the creation and use of custom columns and tools on the mobile platform as well as connecting Bluebeam Revu to Excel for rapid consistent reporting. Additionally, we cover the sometimes painful lessons learned about scaling a Bluebeam-based process out to geographically dispersed offices.

User level: Advanced

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Tadeh Hakopian

Tadeh Hakopian

Design Technology Manager
HMC Architects

Big Data for Big Projects: Using Information for any Scale of Design

Have you considered the data in your project? The average AEC project has gigabytes of data content that is usually untapped but can unleash a great deal of value if used properly. As an attendee you can learn what kind of data you have available and how it can be leveraged. You can also learn about industry-wide data classification standards and trends, as well as how to acquire and study that data for your project to bring value to the owner. This includes sources of data in projects from models to operations data and how that can be translated to usable information to gain valuable insights. You will learn to understand the types of data, their accepted industry classifications, trends in data for the AEC community globally and examples of how to implement your own data collection process. Come to this session to learn about the relevance of big data in AEC and how it will be the currency of the future.

User level: Intermediate

Rebecca Yu

Rebecca Yu

CAD Manager
Mead & Hunt

Tips for Being a Good Studio Session Host

In this session you will learn best practices for using Studio Sessions to complete a design review. What steps can you as the host take to make the Studio Session experience better for all attendees? You will learn about the checklist of things to do to prepare PDFs for use in a session for best results and why it matters who hosts a Session. The presentation will look at the power of status and present some ideas for custom statuses. It will also cover the power of filtering in the Markups List and how to import and export comments to manage them through the life of a project. If you have ever run into issues while using Studio Sessions, listen in and learn all the tips to make your next session a breeze.

User level: Intermediate

Jon Pepe

Jon Pepe

Sr. Associate
Hazen & Sawyer

Melissa Pagán

Melissa Pagán

Sr. Field Coordinator
Hazen & Sawyer

Trending Now—Bluebeam Has Innovated Our Construction Management Approach

Bluebeam’s versatility directly impacts field operations for inspection, quality control and project efficiency. Learn how it provided the Hazen & Sawyer team with direct access to construction information, well-defined workflows, and efficient data tracking methods. Find out how the team used Bluebeam to streamline the exchange of field information, encourage collaboration among multiple inspectors, enhance discussions with the client and the contractor, and expedite changes during the construction process.

User level: Basic

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: “Staying on Top of Things,” Working Remotely & Saving Time – Using Bluebeam Studio

In this Tech Talk, Rick Kremer, BCI will discuss the challenges an architectural firm in Atlanta faced while having all their employees working remotely. This design firm, which relied heavily on face-to-face interactions with coworkers, had to find a better way to exchange markups and information on their construction documents. Through the use of Bluebeam Studio Sessions, the design company eliminated the redundancy of using emails and improved coordination review, ultimately keeping their projects on schedule.

Sponsored Session: Applied Software Technology Inc.

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Khan

Erin Khan

Construction Solutions Director
Suffolk Construction

Forrest Gardner

Forrest Gardner

Assistant Project Manager
Suffolk Construction

Beyond Revu: Technology Synergies and Innovation Networks to Overcome Physical Boundaries

This session will cover innovative problem solving for tracking architectural and MEP work-in-place leveraging Studio Sessions, Toolsets, Polymeasure markup and Reporting.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

Bluebeam and Autodesk Revit Workflows

Attendees will learn how Revu CAD edition incorporates with leading CAD design software Autodesk Revit.

User level: Intermediate

Elizabeth Larsen

Elizabeth Larsen

Structural Project Engineer
Stewart Engineering

Bluebeam and JavaScript: Linking Data and Automating Processes

In this session, you’ll learn when you can automate using JavaScript and forms in Bluebeam Revu. You’ll also learn methods to link to external data, such as JSON or CSV files, plus examples of JavaScript in action when using forms in Revu. Examples include how to automatically compile external PDFs into a single file, updating data on each page via forms, plus general manipulation of forms fields (i.e., color, visibility, content) using JavaScript.

User level: Advanced

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Opening Keynote

Jump-start your XCON Anywhere experience with an inspiring presentation from the Bluebeam leadership team.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Juan Romero

Juan Romero

Director, Construction Planning & Logistics
EllisDon

Advanced Use of Bluebeam for Constructability Reviews, Construction Planning and Site Logistics

This session will show how EllisDon Construction, one of the largest construction companies in Canada, uses Bluebeam Revu tools as part of its day-to-day work for construction planning, constructability reviews and site logistics. Attendees will see examples of the application of some basic and advanced Revu tools on real construction projects, as well as hands-on examples.

User level: Advanced

Scott Zieg

Scott Zieg

Executive Director
ColumbiaSoft Professional Services

Troy DeGroot

Troy DeGroot

Owner
U Chapter 2 LLC

Supercharge Government e-Plan Reviews with File Automation and Bluebeam

File management integrated with Bluebeam Studio Prime empowers permit technicians and plan reviewers within municipalities to save time and eliminate manual tasks. Starting at the beginning, when files first arrive, this session will demonstrate the benefits of automation with electronic file handling. Presenters will show tips to increase the efficiency and consistency of markups using Bluebeam and demonstrate how simplified workflows combined with accurate reporting maintain oversight, so nothing is left behind.

User level: Basic

Ashley Ehardt

Ashley Ehardt

Lead Estimator
Jacobsen Construction

Utilizing Custom Columns and Conditions to Streamline Take-offs

Scoping, quantifying and evaluating building systems and materials for large-scale commercial projects is no small feat. In this session, Ashley will walk you through how to set up custom columns, create conditions to attain additional information, filter through that information and even show you how to share custom profiles and conditions among colleagues.

User level: Intermediate

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Quality Lead – Building Envelope
Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Design Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio

One of the ways Rogers-O’Brien excels is its collaborative project planning (CPP) process. It involves establishing a relationship with the design team early on and conveying constructability issues that need to be resolved. These days architects have less time to design buildings and contractors have less time to build them. With less time to design and build, this results in costly RFIs for the owner. Learn how by collaborating early with the design team through Bluebeam Studio to identify and resolve these future RFIs, Rogers-O’Brien saved time and money.

User level: Advanced

Christopher Lindo

Christopher Lindo

Applications Specialist | Consultant
CADD Microsystems

Generating and Managing 3D PDFs in Revu

Harnessing data in BIM models outside of design programs can be difficult. While important data sits inside a BIM model, it’s siloed and difficult to share. In this session, you’ll learn how to expand the power of Bluebeam Revu by creating, viewing and marking up 3D PDFs. Then you can enable teams to work together with clear and concise data and provide feedback in context of the 3D model.

User level: Intermediate

Veronica Quintero

Veronica Quintero

BIM Practice Manager | Associate Principal
KPF

Erik Schonsett

Erik Schonsett

Lead Industry Consultant
Bluebeam, Inc.

Integrating Bluebeam Revu Into Your Design Process

Learn how KPF has integrated Bluebeam Revu tools and features into their global design practice. KPF will review the importance and process of setting up global standards and how to easily distribute company-specific workflow documents. With Studio Prime, KPF has been able to better manage user settings across all offices, get a better understanding of adoption through usage insight and folder automation. You’ll also see project examples that demonstrate the integration of Revu with BIM.

User level: Basic

11:00AM - 11:10AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: All in a Day’s Data – The Collaborative & Secure Journey of Your Project Documents

From accessing large files in low or no bandwidth areas, to classifying them for easy identification, to keeping themsecurewhile readily accessible, this session follows the journey of a series of documents on a construction project’s typical day. Learn how to secure, control & collaborate on all critical content while simplifying project workflows so you can streamline processes and increase productivity.

Sponsored Session: Egnyte

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: Remote Construction Progress Management with 360° Photo Capture

A Tech Talk about Construction Progress Management that allows AEC professionals to:

  • Bridge the gap between the field and the office, and overcome physical barriers and travel restrictions to see the progress on the jobsite
  • Share & track progress faster and enhance transparency among team members, owners, and other stakeholders
  • Gather field reports accurately and capture all details of every phase of the project and avoid costly reworks
  • Get everyone on the same page and improve team communication and decision-making with reliable visual data
  • Utilize powerful integrations to connect digital progress record with other tools such as Bluebeam Revu

Sponsored Session: HoloBuilder

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Deepak Maini

Deepak Maini

National Technical Manager
CAD Group Australia

Generating Accurate Bids Using Bluebeam Revu

No matter how much we talk about BIM in construction, there are always PDFs supplied to the contractors and subcontractors to bid on projects. But with the specialized tools inside Bluebeam Revu, you can take off quantities accurately and with ease. In this session, you’ll learn how to perform quantity takeoff and generate accurate bids using Revu.

User level: Intermediate

Dwane Lindsey

Dwane Lindsey

Architectural Applications Director
FGM Architects

Prepping Your Documents for Usage in the Field

Preparing your documents to be used in the field is more than just compiling the PDF set. To maximize the field staff’s efficiency with the electronic files, you need to provide the most information possible at their fingertips. This session will go over tools to make your PDF files the most efficient for the field staff and even the office staff. Everyone will have access to the latest and greatest information, no matter where they are on the project.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

David Campbell

David Campbell

Application Specialist
Topcon Solutions

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Architectural Designer
Nehmer

Three Creative Workflows for Your Schematic Design Toolbox

Join this panel discussion to explore Bluebeam Revu features that can be used for design-centric workflows. Would you like to be able to see a variety of elevation options or multiple iterations in quick succession before settling on a direction? This workflow will take you through how to set up a colored elevation in Revu that is easily adjustable for quick alternatives. The process uses basic Revu functions and is suitable for design professionals with Revu skills ranging from beginner to advanced.   Jump into space planning with Bluebeam Revu. This session will cover Bluebeam Revu features that make space planning a breeze. The session will conclude by demonstrating how to export the data to PDF/CSV format for use downstream. In this session, you will learn how to create a quality residential drawing quickly in Bluebeam. Presenters will show how you can use a previous design to easily reorientate the building, add rooms and details, and utilize the toolbar to quickly add typical features.

User level: Intermediate

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Product Keynote

Join members of our Product team for an in-depth presentation focused on providing insight on Bluebeam’s product vision for 2021, and beyond.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Architect | AIA, LEED AP
STG Design

Agile Project Management for the AEC Industry

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its lifecycle. These methodologies are frequently used in software development projects, but have not yet made their way to the AEC industry. This session will discuss the core principles and several variations of Agile Project Management Methodologies as well as practical applications for how to use them within our projects and how this shift in perspective can help to advance the AEC industry’s influence.

User level: Intermediate

Elbert Speidel

Elbert Speidel

Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Matthew Susank

Matthew Susank

Adjunct Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Applying Technology Education to Real-World Adoption

The College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Construction Management department at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is reimagining technology education. The guiding principles of meaningful collaboration, a toolbox full of resources, and continuous improvement are fundamental to both the program’s and students’ success. Learn how the core concepts of knowledge-sharing and reverse mentoring can change the way we look at technology education; and discover how applying these concepts within your company can break down barriers, increase tech adoption, and help upskill employees.

User level: basic

Dan Warren

Dan Warren

BIM Operations Manager
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Peter Nilson

Peter Nilson

Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

How to Use Bluebeam to Provide Rapid, Accurate Facility Assessments

This session will review the necessary steps to develop and roll out an enterprise solution for Bluebeam based on existing facility assessments. This process covers the creation and use of custom columns and tools on the mobile platform as well as connecting Bluebeam Revu to Excel for rapid consistent reporting. Additionally, we cover the sometimes painful lessons learned about scaling a Bluebeam-based process out to geographically dispersed offices.

User level: Advanced

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Tadeh Hakopian

Tadeh Hakopian

Design Technology Manager
HMC Architects

Big Data for Big Projects: Using Information for any Scale of Design

Have you considered the data in your project? The average AEC project has gigabytes of data content that is usually untapped but can unleash a great deal of value if used properly. As an attendee you can learn what kind of data you have available and how it can be leveraged. You can also learn about industry-wide data classification standards and trends, as well as how to acquire and study that data for your project to bring value to the owner. This includes sources of data in projects from models to operations data and how that can be translated to usable information to gain valuable insights. You will learn to understand the types of data, their accepted industry classifications, trends in data for the AEC community globally and examples of how to implement your own data collection process. Come to this session to learn about the relevance of big data in AEC and how it will be the currency of the future.

User level: Intermediate

Rebecca Yu

Rebecca Yu

CAD Manager
Mead & Hunt

Tips for Being a Good Studio Session Host

In this session you will learn best practices for using Studio Sessions to complete a design review. What steps can you as the host take to make the Studio Session experience better for all attendees? You will learn about the checklist of things to do to prepare PDFs for use in a session for best results and why it matters who hosts a Session. The presentation will look at the power of status and present some ideas for custom statuses. It will also cover the power of filtering in the Markups List and how to import and export comments to manage them through the life of a project. If you have ever run into issues while using Studio Sessions, listen in and learn all the tips to make your next session a breeze.

User level: Intermediate

Jon Pepe

Jon Pepe

Sr. Associate
Hazen & Sawyer

Melissa Pagán

Melissa Pagán

Sr. Field Coordinator
Hazen & Sawyer

Trending Now—Bluebeam Has Innovated Our Construction Management Approach

Bluebeam’s versatility directly impacts field operations for inspection, quality control and project efficiency. Learn how it provided the Hazen & Sawyer team with direct access to construction information, well-defined workflows, and efficient data tracking methods. Find out how the team used Bluebeam to streamline the exchange of field information, encourage collaboration among multiple inspectors, enhance discussions with the client and the contractor, and expedite changes during the construction process.

User level: Basic

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: “Staying on Top of Things,” Working Remotely & Saving Time – Using Bluebeam Studio

In this Tech Talk, Rick Kremer, BCI will discuss the challenges an architectural firm in Atlanta faced while having all their employees working remotely. This design firm, which relied heavily on face-to-face interactions with coworkers, had to find a better way to exchange markups and information on their construction documents. Through the use of Bluebeam Studio Sessions, the design company eliminated the redundancy of using emails and improved coordination review, ultimately keeping their projects on schedule.

Sponsored Session: Applied Software Technology Inc.

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Khan

Erin Khan

Construction Solutions Director
Suffolk Construction

Forrest Gardner

Forrest Gardner

Assistant Project Manager
Suffolk Construction

Beyond Revu: Technology Synergies and Innovation Networks to Overcome Physical Boundaries

This session will cover innovative problem solving for tracking architectural and MEP work-in-place leveraging Studio Sessions, Toolsets, Polymeasure markup and Reporting.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

Bluebeam and Autodesk Revit Workflows

Attendees will learn how Revu CAD edition incorporates with leading CAD design software Autodesk Revit.

User level: Intermediate

Elizabeth Larsen

Elizabeth Larsen

Structural Project Engineer
Stewart Engineering

Bluebeam and JavaScript: Linking Data and Automating Processes

In this session, you’ll learn when you can automate using JavaScript and forms in Bluebeam Revu. You’ll also learn methods to link to external data, such as JSON or CSV files, plus examples of JavaScript in action when using forms in Revu. Examples include how to automatically compile external PDFs into a single file, updating data on each page via forms, plus general manipulation of forms fields (i.e., color, visibility, content) using JavaScript.

User level: Advanced

All Days

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Opening Keynote

Jump-start your XCON Anywhere experience with an inspiring presentation from the Bluebeam leadership team.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Juan Romero

Juan Romero

Director, Construction Planning & Logistics
EllisDon

Advanced Use of Bluebeam for Constructability Reviews, Construction Planning and Site Logistics

This session will show how EllisDon Construction, one of the largest construction companies in Canada, uses Bluebeam Revu tools as part of its day-to-day work for construction planning, constructability reviews and site logistics. Attendees will see examples of the application of some basic and advanced Revu tools on real construction projects, as well as hands-on examples.

User level: Advanced

Scott Zieg

Scott Zieg

Executive Director
ColumbiaSoft Professional Services

Troy DeGroot

Troy DeGroot

Owner
U Chapter 2 LLC

Supercharge Government e-Plan Reviews with File Automation and Bluebeam

File management integrated with Bluebeam Studio Prime empowers permit technicians and plan reviewers within municipalities to save time and eliminate manual tasks. Starting at the beginning, when files first arrive, this session will demonstrate the benefits of automation with electronic file handling. Presenters will show tips to increase the efficiency and consistency of markups using Bluebeam and demonstrate how simplified workflows combined with accurate reporting maintain oversight, so nothing is left behind.

User level: Basic

Ashley Ehardt

Ashley Ehardt

Lead Estimator
Jacobsen Construction

Utilizing Custom Columns and Conditions to Streamline Take-offs

Scoping, quantifying and evaluating building systems and materials for large-scale commercial projects is no small feat. In this session, Ashley will walk you through how to set up custom columns, create conditions to attain additional information, filter through that information and even show you how to share custom profiles and conditions among colleagues.

User level: Intermediate

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Quality Lead – Building Envelope
Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Design Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio

One of the ways Rogers-O’Brien excels is its collaborative project planning (CPP) process. It involves establishing a relationship with the design team early on and conveying constructability issues that need to be resolved. These days architects have less time to design buildings and contractors have less time to build them. With less time to design and build, this results in costly RFIs for the owner. Learn how by collaborating early with the design team through Bluebeam Studio to identify and resolve these future RFIs, Rogers-O’Brien saved time and money.

User level: Advanced

Christopher Lindo

Christopher Lindo

Applications Specialist | Consultant
CADD Microsystems

Generating and Managing 3D PDFs in Revu

Harnessing data in BIM models outside of design programs can be difficult. While important data sits inside a BIM model, it’s siloed and difficult to share. In this session, you’ll learn how to expand the power of Bluebeam Revu by creating, viewing and marking up 3D PDFs. Then you can enable teams to work together with clear and concise data and provide feedback in context of the 3D model.

User level: Intermediate

Veronica Quintero

Veronica Quintero

BIM Practice Manager | Associate Principal
KPF

Erik Schonsett

Erik Schonsett

Lead Industry Consultant
Bluebeam, Inc.

Integrating Bluebeam Revu Into Your Design Process

Learn how KPF has integrated Bluebeam Revu tools and features into their global design practice. KPF will review the importance and process of setting up global standards and how to easily distribute company-specific workflow documents. With Studio Prime, KPF has been able to better manage user settings across all offices, get a better understanding of adoption through usage insight and folder automation. You’ll also see project examples that demonstrate the integration of Revu with BIM.

User level: Basic

11:00AM - 11:10AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: All in a Day’s Data – The Collaborative & Secure Journey of Your Project Documents

From accessing large files in low or no bandwidth areas, to classifying them for easy identification, to keeping themsecurewhile readily accessible, this session follows the journey of a series of documents on a construction project’s typical day. Learn how to secure, control & collaborate on all critical content while simplifying project workflows so you can streamline processes and increase productivity.

Sponsored Session: Egnyte

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: Remote Construction Progress Management with 360° Photo Capture

A Tech Talk about Construction Progress Management that allows AEC professionals to:

  • Bridge the gap between the field and the office, and overcome physical barriers and travel restrictions to see the progress on the jobsite
  • Share & track progress faster and enhance transparency among team members, owners, and other stakeholders
  • Gather field reports accurately and capture all details of every phase of the project and avoid costly reworks
  • Get everyone on the same page and improve team communication and decision-making with reliable visual data
  • Utilize powerful integrations to connect digital progress record with other tools such as Bluebeam Revu

Sponsored Session: HoloBuilder

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Deepak Maini

Deepak Maini

National Technical Manager
CAD Group Australia

Generating Accurate Bids Using Bluebeam Revu

No matter how much we talk about BIM in construction, there are always PDFs supplied to the contractors and subcontractors to bid on projects. But with the specialized tools inside Bluebeam Revu, you can take off quantities accurately and with ease. In this session, you’ll learn how to perform quantity takeoff and generate accurate bids using Revu.

User level: Intermediate

Dwane Lindsey

Dwane Lindsey

Architectural Applications Director
FGM Architects

Prepping Your Documents for Usage in the Field

Preparing your documents to be used in the field is more than just compiling the PDF set. To maximize the field staff’s efficiency with the electronic files, you need to provide the most information possible at their fingertips. This session will go over tools to make your PDF files the most efficient for the field staff and even the office staff. Everyone will have access to the latest and greatest information, no matter where they are on the project.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

David Campbell

David Campbell

Application Specialist
Topcon Solutions

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Architectural Designer
Nehmer

Three Creative Workflows for Your Schematic Design Toolbox

Join this panel discussion to explore Bluebeam Revu features that can be used for design-centric workflows. Would you like to be able to see a variety of elevation options or multiple iterations in quick succession before settling on a direction? This workflow will take you through how to set up a colored elevation in Revu that is easily adjustable for quick alternatives. The process uses basic Revu functions and is suitable for design professionals with Revu skills ranging from beginner to advanced.   Jump into space planning with Bluebeam Revu. This session will cover Bluebeam Revu features that make space planning a breeze. The session will conclude by demonstrating how to export the data to PDF/CSV format for use downstream. In this session, you will learn how to create a quality residential drawing quickly in Bluebeam. Presenters will show how you can use a previous design to easily reorientate the building, add rooms and details, and utilize the toolbar to quickly add typical features.

User level: Intermediate

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Product Keynote

Join members of our Product team for an in-depth presentation focused on providing insight on Bluebeam’s product vision for 2021, and beyond.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Architect | AIA, LEED AP
STG Design

Agile Project Management for the AEC Industry

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its lifecycle. These methodologies are frequently used in software development projects, but have not yet made their way to the AEC industry. This session will discuss the core principles and several variations of Agile Project Management Methodologies as well as practical applications for how to use them within our projects and how this shift in perspective can help to advance the AEC industry’s influence.

User level: Intermediate

Elbert Speidel

Elbert Speidel

Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Matthew Susank

Matthew Susank

Adjunct Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Applying Technology Education to Real-World Adoption

The College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Construction Management department at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is reimagining technology education. The guiding principles of meaningful collaboration, a toolbox full of resources, and continuous improvement are fundamental to both the program’s and students’ success. Learn how the core concepts of knowledge-sharing and reverse mentoring can change the way we look at technology education; and discover how applying these concepts within your company can break down barriers, increase tech adoption, and help upskill employees.

User level: basic

Dan Warren

Dan Warren

BIM Operations Manager
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Peter Nilson

Peter Nilson

Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

How to Use Bluebeam to Provide Rapid, Accurate Facility Assessments

This session will review the necessary steps to develop and roll out an enterprise solution for Bluebeam based on existing facility assessments. This process covers the creation and use of custom columns and tools on the mobile platform as well as connecting Bluebeam Revu to Excel for rapid consistent reporting. Additionally, we cover the sometimes painful lessons learned about scaling a Bluebeam-based process out to geographically dispersed offices.

User level: Advanced

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Tadeh Hakopian

Tadeh Hakopian

Design Technology Manager
HMC Architects

Big Data for Big Projects: Using Information for any Scale of Design

Have you considered the data in your project? The average AEC project has gigabytes of data content that is usually untapped but can unleash a great deal of value if used properly. As an attendee you can learn what kind of data you have available and how it can be leveraged. You can also learn about industry-wide data classification standards and trends, as well as how to acquire and study that data for your project to bring value to the owner. This includes sources of data in projects from models to operations data and how that can be translated to usable information to gain valuable insights. You will learn to understand the types of data, their accepted industry classifications, trends in data for the AEC community globally and examples of how to implement your own data collection process. Come to this session to learn about the relevance of big data in AEC and how it will be the currency of the future.

User level: Intermediate

Rebecca Yu

Rebecca Yu

CAD Manager
Mead & Hunt

Tips for Being a Good Studio Session Host

In this session you will learn best practices for using Studio Sessions to complete a design review. What steps can you as the host take to make the Studio Session experience better for all attendees? You will learn about the checklist of things to do to prepare PDFs for use in a session for best results and why it matters who hosts a Session. The presentation will look at the power of status and present some ideas for custom statuses. It will also cover the power of filtering in the Markups List and how to import and export comments to manage them through the life of a project. If you have ever run into issues while using Studio Sessions, listen in and learn all the tips to make your next session a breeze.

User level: Intermediate

Jon Pepe

Jon Pepe

Sr. Associate
Hazen & Sawyer

Melissa Pagán

Melissa Pagán

Sr. Field Coordinator
Hazen & Sawyer

Trending Now—Bluebeam Has Innovated Our Construction Management Approach

Bluebeam’s versatility directly impacts field operations for inspection, quality control and project efficiency. Learn how it provided the Hazen & Sawyer team with direct access to construction information, well-defined workflows, and efficient data tracking methods. Find out how the team used Bluebeam to streamline the exchange of field information, encourage collaboration among multiple inspectors, enhance discussions with the client and the contractor, and expedite changes during the construction process.

User level: Basic

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: “Staying on Top of Things,” Working Remotely & Saving Time – Using Bluebeam Studio

In this Tech Talk, Rick Kremer, BCI will discuss the challenges an architectural firm in Atlanta faced while having all their employees working remotely. This design firm, which relied heavily on face-to-face interactions with coworkers, had to find a better way to exchange markups and information on their construction documents. Through the use of Bluebeam Studio Sessions, the design company eliminated the redundancy of using emails and improved coordination review, ultimately keeping their projects on schedule.

Sponsored Session: Applied Software Technology Inc.

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Khan

Erin Khan

Construction Solutions Director
Suffolk Construction

Forrest Gardner

Forrest Gardner

Assistant Project Manager
Suffolk Construction

Beyond Revu: Technology Synergies and Innovation Networks to Overcome Physical Boundaries

This session will cover innovative problem solving for tracking architectural and MEP work-in-place leveraging Studio Sessions, Toolsets, Polymeasure markup and Reporting.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

Bluebeam and Autodesk Revit Workflows

Attendees will learn how Revu CAD edition incorporates with leading CAD design software Autodesk Revit.

User level: Intermediate

Elizabeth Larsen

Elizabeth Larsen

Structural Project Engineer
Stewart Engineering

Bluebeam and JavaScript: Linking Data and Automating Processes

In this session, you’ll learn when you can automate using JavaScript and forms in Bluebeam Revu. You’ll also learn methods to link to external data, such as JSON or CSV files, plus examples of JavaScript in action when using forms in Revu. Examples include how to automatically compile external PDFs into a single file, updating data on each page via forms, plus general manipulation of forms fields (i.e., color, visibility, content) using JavaScript.

User level: Advanced

Tue. Sept. 28

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Opening Keynote

Jump-start your XCON Anywhere experience with an inspiring presentation from the Bluebeam leadership team.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Juan Romero

Juan Romero

Director, Construction Planning & Logistics
EllisDon

Advanced Use of Bluebeam for Constructability Reviews, Construction Planning and Site Logistics

This session will show how EllisDon Construction, one of the largest construction companies in Canada, uses Bluebeam Revu tools as part of its day-to-day work for construction planning, constructability reviews and site logistics. Attendees will see examples of the application of some basic and advanced Revu tools on real construction projects, as well as hands-on examples.

User level: Advanced

Scott Zieg

Scott Zieg

Executive Director
ColumbiaSoft Professional Services

Troy DeGroot

Troy DeGroot

Owner
U Chapter 2 LLC

Supercharge Government e-Plan Reviews with File Automation and Bluebeam

File management integrated with Bluebeam Studio Prime empowers permit technicians and plan reviewers within municipalities to save time and eliminate manual tasks. Starting at the beginning, when files first arrive, this session will demonstrate the benefits of automation with electronic file handling. Presenters will show tips to increase the efficiency and consistency of markups using Bluebeam and demonstrate how simplified workflows combined with accurate reporting maintain oversight, so nothing is left behind.

User level: Basic

Ashley Ehardt

Ashley Ehardt

Lead Estimator
Jacobsen Construction

Utilizing Custom Columns and Conditions to Streamline Take-offs

Scoping, quantifying and evaluating building systems and materials for large-scale commercial projects is no small feat. In this session, Ashley will walk you through how to set up custom columns, create conditions to attain additional information, filter through that information and even show you how to share custom profiles and conditions among colleagues.

User level: Intermediate

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Scott Thompson

Scott Thompson

Quality Lead – Building Envelope
Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Design Collaboration with Bluebeam Studio

One of the ways Rogers-O’Brien excels is its collaborative project planning (CPP) process. It involves establishing a relationship with the design team early on and conveying constructability issues that need to be resolved. These days architects have less time to design buildings and contractors have less time to build them. With less time to design and build, this results in costly RFIs for the owner. Learn how by collaborating early with the design team through Bluebeam Studio to identify and resolve these future RFIs, Rogers-O’Brien saved time and money.

User level: Advanced

Christopher Lindo

Christopher Lindo

Applications Specialist | Consultant
CADD Microsystems

Generating and Managing 3D PDFs in Revu

Harnessing data in BIM models outside of design programs can be difficult. While important data sits inside a BIM model, it’s siloed and difficult to share. In this session, you’ll learn how to expand the power of Bluebeam Revu by creating, viewing and marking up 3D PDFs. Then you can enable teams to work together with clear and concise data and provide feedback in context of the 3D model.

User level: Intermediate

Veronica Quintero

Veronica Quintero

BIM Practice Manager | Associate Principal
KPF

Erik Schonsett

Erik Schonsett

Lead Industry Consultant
Bluebeam, Inc.

Integrating Bluebeam Revu Into Your Design Process

Learn how KPF has integrated Bluebeam Revu tools and features into their global design practice. KPF will review the importance and process of setting up global standards and how to easily distribute company-specific workflow documents. With Studio Prime, KPF has been able to better manage user settings across all offices, get a better understanding of adoption through usage insight and folder automation. You’ll also see project examples that demonstrate the integration of Revu with BIM.

User level: Basic

11:00AM - 11:10AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: All in a Day’s Data – The Collaborative & Secure Journey of Your Project Documents

From accessing large files in low or no bandwidth areas, to classifying them for easy identification, to keeping themsecurewhile readily accessible, this session follows the journey of a series of documents on a construction project’s typical day. Learn how to secure, control & collaborate on all critical content while simplifying project workflows so you can streamline processes and increase productivity.

Sponsored Session: Egnyte

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: Remote Construction Progress Management with 360° Photo Capture

A Tech Talk about Construction Progress Management that allows AEC professionals to:

  • Bridge the gap between the field and the office, and overcome physical barriers and travel restrictions to see the progress on the jobsite
  • Share & track progress faster and enhance transparency among team members, owners, and other stakeholders
  • Gather field reports accurately and capture all details of every phase of the project and avoid costly reworks
  • Get everyone on the same page and improve team communication and decision-making with reliable visual data
  • Utilize powerful integrations to connect digital progress record with other tools such as Bluebeam Revu

Sponsored Session: HoloBuilder

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Deepak Maini

Deepak Maini

National Technical Manager
CAD Group Australia

Generating Accurate Bids Using Bluebeam Revu

No matter how much we talk about BIM in construction, there are always PDFs supplied to the contractors and subcontractors to bid on projects. But with the specialized tools inside Bluebeam Revu, you can take off quantities accurately and with ease. In this session, you’ll learn how to perform quantity takeoff and generate accurate bids using Revu.

User level: Intermediate

Dwane Lindsey

Dwane Lindsey

Architectural Applications Director
FGM Architects

Prepping Your Documents for Usage in the Field

Preparing your documents to be used in the field is more than just compiling the PDF set. To maximize the field staff’s efficiency with the electronic files, you need to provide the most information possible at their fingertips. This session will go over tools to make your PDF files the most efficient for the field staff and even the office staff. Everyone will have access to the latest and greatest information, no matter where they are on the project.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

David Campbell

David Campbell

Application Specialist
Topcon Solutions

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Architectural Designer
Nehmer

Three Creative Workflows for Your Schematic Design Toolbox

Join this panel discussion to explore Bluebeam Revu features that can be used for design-centric workflows. Would you like to be able to see a variety of elevation options or multiple iterations in quick succession before settling on a direction? This workflow will take you through how to set up a colored elevation in Revu that is easily adjustable for quick alternatives. The process uses basic Revu functions and is suitable for design professionals with Revu skills ranging from beginner to advanced.   Jump into space planning with Bluebeam Revu. This session will cover Bluebeam Revu features that make space planning a breeze. The session will conclude by demonstrating how to export the data to PDF/CSV format for use downstream. In this session, you will learn how to create a quality residential drawing quickly in Bluebeam. Presenters will show how you can use a previous design to easily reorientate the building, add rooms and details, and utilize the toolbar to quickly add typical features.

User level: Intermediate

Wed. Sept. 29

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

8:30AM - 9:00AM PDT (30 mins)

Bluebeam Product Keynote

Join members of our Product team for an in-depth presentation focused on providing insight on Bluebeam’s product vision for 2021, and beyond.

9:15AM - 10:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Erin Brayley | Werkema

Architect | AIA, LEED AP
STG Design

Agile Project Management for the AEC Industry

Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project throughout its lifecycle. These methodologies are frequently used in software development projects, but have not yet made their way to the AEC industry. This session will discuss the core principles and several variations of Agile Project Management Methodologies as well as practical applications for how to use them within our projects and how this shift in perspective can help to advance the AEC industry’s influence.

User level: Intermediate

Elbert Speidel

Elbert Speidel

Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Matthew Susank

Matthew Susank

Adjunct Professor, Construction Management
California Polytechnic State University

Applying Technology Education to Real-World Adoption

The College of Architecture & Environmental Design’s Construction Management department at California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) is reimagining technology education. The guiding principles of meaningful collaboration, a toolbox full of resources, and continuous improvement are fundamental to both the program’s and students’ success. Learn how the core concepts of knowledge-sharing and reverse mentoring can change the way we look at technology education; and discover how applying these concepts within your company can break down barriers, increase tech adoption, and help upskill employees.

User level: basic

Dan Warren

Dan Warren

BIM Operations Manager
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

Peter Nilson

Peter Nilson

Architect
McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture

How to Use Bluebeam to Provide Rapid, Accurate Facility Assessments

This session will review the necessary steps to develop and roll out an enterprise solution for Bluebeam based on existing facility assessments. This process covers the creation and use of custom columns and tools on the mobile platform as well as connecting Bluebeam Revu to Excel for rapid consistent reporting. Additionally, we cover the sometimes painful lessons learned about scaling a Bluebeam-based process out to geographically dispersed offices.

User level: Advanced

10:15AM - 11:00AM PDT (45 mins)

Tadeh Hakopian

Tadeh Hakopian

Design Technology Manager
HMC Architects

Big Data for Big Projects: Using Information for any Scale of Design

Have you considered the data in your project? The average AEC project has gigabytes of data content that is usually untapped but can unleash a great deal of value if used properly. As an attendee you can learn what kind of data you have available and how it can be leveraged. You can also learn about industry-wide data classification standards and trends, as well as how to acquire and study that data for your project to bring value to the owner. This includes sources of data in projects from models to operations data and how that can be translated to usable information to gain valuable insights. You will learn to understand the types of data, their accepted industry classifications, trends in data for the AEC community globally and examples of how to implement your own data collection process. Come to this session to learn about the relevance of big data in AEC and how it will be the currency of the future.

User level: Intermediate

Rebecca Yu

Rebecca Yu

CAD Manager
Mead & Hunt

Tips for Being a Good Studio Session Host

In this session you will learn best practices for using Studio Sessions to complete a design review. What steps can you as the host take to make the Studio Session experience better for all attendees? You will learn about the checklist of things to do to prepare PDFs for use in a session for best results and why it matters who hosts a Session. The presentation will look at the power of status and present some ideas for custom statuses. It will also cover the power of filtering in the Markups List and how to import and export comments to manage them through the life of a project. If you have ever run into issues while using Studio Sessions, listen in and learn all the tips to make your next session a breeze.

User level: Intermediate

Jon Pepe

Jon Pepe

Sr. Associate
Hazen & Sawyer

Melissa Pagán

Melissa Pagán

Sr. Field Coordinator
Hazen & Sawyer

Trending Now—Bluebeam Has Innovated Our Construction Management Approach

Bluebeam’s versatility directly impacts field operations for inspection, quality control and project efficiency. Learn how it provided the Hazen & Sawyer team with direct access to construction information, well-defined workflows, and efficient data tracking methods. Find out how the team used Bluebeam to streamline the exchange of field information, encourage collaboration among multiple inspectors, enhance discussions with the client and the contractor, and expedite changes during the construction process.

User level: Basic

11:10AM - 11:20AM PDT (10 mins)

Tech Talk: “Staying on Top of Things,” Working Remotely & Saving Time – Using Bluebeam Studio

In this Tech Talk, Rick Kremer, BCI will discuss the challenges an architectural firm in Atlanta faced while having all their employees working remotely. This design firm, which relied heavily on face-to-face interactions with coworkers, had to find a better way to exchange markups and information on their construction documents. Through the use of Bluebeam Studio Sessions, the design company eliminated the redundancy of using emails and improved coordination review, ultimately keeping their projects on schedule.

Sponsored Session: Applied Software Technology Inc.

11:30AM - 12:15PM PDT (45 mins)

Erin Khan

Erin Khan

Construction Solutions Director
Suffolk Construction

Forrest Gardner

Forrest Gardner

Assistant Project Manager
Suffolk Construction

Beyond Revu: Technology Synergies and Innovation Networks to Overcome Physical Boundaries

This session will cover innovative problem solving for tracking architectural and MEP work-in-place leveraging Studio Sessions, Toolsets, Polymeasure markup and Reporting.

User level: Intermediate

Ben Byrnes

Ben Byrnes

Lead Bluebeam Technical Consultant
A2K Technologies

Bluebeam and Autodesk Revit Workflows

Attendees will learn how Revu CAD edition incorporates with leading CAD design software Autodesk Revit.

User level: Intermediate

Elizabeth Larsen

Elizabeth Larsen

Structural Project Engineer
Stewart Engineering

Bluebeam and JavaScript: Linking Data and Automating Processes

In this session, you’ll learn when you can automate using JavaScript and forms in Bluebeam Revu. You’ll also learn methods to link to external data, such as JSON or CSV files, plus examples of JavaScript in action when using forms in Revu. Examples include how to automatically compile external PDFs into a single file, updating data on each page via forms, plus general manipulation of forms fields (i.e., color, visibility, content) using JavaScript.

User level: Advanced