Bluebeam Hosts the Future of AEC: Second Annual Intern Day
Chicago and Pasadena offices welcome interns for training sessions, industry presentation
In June, Bluebeam welcomed a new generation of AEC professionals to our Pasadena and Chicago offices for the second annual Intern Day. Participants came from a wide swath of the industry and enjoyed a busy day of training sessions and presentations from high-profile industry professionals. In Chicago, Matt Gibbs from the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offered an owner’s perspective on coordinating with contractors and designers on major urban transportation projects. And in Pasadena, T.J. McCoy and Katie Wood from Turner Construction showed how they used Bluebeam Revu to create a digital pull plan process for the construction of a new terminal at LAX, and discussed how to leverage data gathered in Revu for greater efficiency and process-related insights.
There were nearly 75 attendees spread across both events. Betzy Anaya, a recent Cal Pomona graduate, is now working at c|a Architects in Long Beach, a firm specializing in health care design. For Anaya, the collaborative benefits of Revu were what prompted her to attend the Pasadena Intern Day. The future of architecture, she said, is in “integrated workflow, where we’re able to talk to contractors and engineers and clients all at once.”
Vache Garabedian, an intern at Sundt Construction, said that working as a vendor on jobsites motivated him to go back to school. He recently graduated with a degree in construction engineering from Cal State Polytechnic in Pomona and is excited to finally be realizing his dream of working in the construction industry. “In the industry, especially with Bluebeam incorporating 360-degree photos, it’s very useful to come together with your team and collaborate and have more than just a flat 2D PDF, that everybody can look at and visualize what’s going on,” Garabedian said.
Attendees in Pasadena even got to meet Bluebeam CEO Jon Elliott, who urged the new generation of AEC professionals to keep in touch with Bluebeam throughout their careers, with feedback, insights and suggestions on how the company can keep their software meeting the needs of those who build the world.
Full-time students and faculty in AEC programs can register for Bluebeam Extreme Conference in Austin for $99. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you’re eligible for the offer.