BusinessWire: 2015 Bluebeam eXtreme Conference Recap

by BusinessWire

Originally Published on August 04, 2015

PASADENA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bluebeam Software, leading developer of markup and collaboration solutions for technical industries, recently brought top design, construction and energy firms together from around the world for educational sessions and game-changing technology announcements at the 2015 Bluebeam® eXtreme® Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

This year’s conference highlighted the push for innovation driven by our customers’ needs to meet increasingly complex project demands

The conference offered eight customer panel discussions and over 75 Bluebeam-led sessions in five learning tracks, and allowed attendees to earn up to 10 AIA CES learning credits by attending designated presentations. Session topics included how to take technical industry workflows digital, technology implementation and training, document review and collaboration, lean practices, and integrating BIM.

The conference keynote, delivered by Bluebeam Software CEO Richard Lee, focused on innovation inspired by customers, industry challenges and technology partners. Bluebeam also announced new developments for flagship solution, Bluebeam Revu®, including Windows tablet experience optimizations, a new concurrent Open License option, and the introduction of the Bluebeam Gateway, a new licensing administration portal. Bluebeam’s collaboration technology, Bluebeam Studio™, will expand into a family of offerings including Bluebeam Studio Prime, a new cloud-based subscription solution, which will include access to the first phase of a Studio API that supports DMS integrations.

“This year’s conference highlighted the push for innovation driven by our customers’ needs to meet increasingly complex project demands,” said Kristine Hopkins, VP of Client Services at Bluebeam Software. “From the new Open Licensing option to the API and Studio Prime’s cloud administration and automation, the latest feature options will enable greater flexibility and control so customers from small firms to the enterprise level can work the way they want and need to work.”

Highlights of the eXtreme Conference included:

  • Customer use case presentations from Barton Malow and the Daytona International Speedway team, Mortenson Construction and the team building one of three turbomachinery energy facilities of its kind worldwide, and CannonDesign with the Centre Hospitalier de l’Universite de Montreal super hospital P3 project team.
  • Customer panels on streamlining the implementation of digital workflows and improving collaboration, with representation from Gensler, Black & Veatch, C.W. Driver, Swinerton Builders, Skanska Sweden AB and more.
  • Technology partners Microsoft, CMiC and FieldLens joining the keynote presentation and hosting showcases highlighting optimizations to improve interoperability across design and building processes.
  • Five tracks of educational sessions—Revu Core, Digital Workflows, Advanced Technologies, Oil & Gas, and Trainer-Training—for users at all levels of Revu expertise.
  • The Bluebeam eXtreme Awards luncheon honoring winners in five categories:
    • bXa Winners:
      • Arts, Education, Entertainment & Sports: Barton Malow
      • Commercial/Residential: McCarthy Building Companies
      • Healthcare: Mortenson Construction
      • Industrial/Manufacturing: The Weitz Company
      • Transportation/Infrastructure: Burns & McDonnell and the Kansas City Streetcar Constructors
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    • Award of Excellence Winners:
      • Arts, Education, Entertainment & Sports: The Weitz Company
      • Commercial/Residential: Dekker Perich Sabatini
      • Healthcare: HOK
      • Industrial/Manufacturing: Murray Company
      • Transportation/Infrastructure: HDR, Inc.
    • Demonstrations of the newest features and enhancements in Revu 2015.5 and Bluebeam Revu iPad.

Bluebeam Software products are sold direct and through a global network of resellers. For more information, visit www.bluebeam.com.

About Bluebeam Software, Inc.

Bluebeam Software's innovative desktop, mobile and cloud solutions push the limits of digital collaboration to enable professionals, who work in the most document-intensive industries, to do what they do, better. Bluebeam's award-winning PDF solutions are used by the world’s top architectural, engineering and construction firms, oil and gas companies, manufacturers, government agencies and municipalities to reduce paper usage by more than 85% and to increase productivity by over 60%. The Bluebeam Account Services team and global reseller network have been solving customer challenges in over 100 countries for more than a decade. Visit www.bluebeam.com for more on why Bluebeam is changing the status quo and setting a new standard.