StrXur by Bluebeam

The people, process and tech of design and construction. StrXur by Bluebeam tells the stories of the remarkable people, relevant processes and evolving technologies driving innovation in the design and construction industry.  Writers and industry thought leaders including Sasha Reed, Mike Landers, and Ross Ufberg will share stories about the forces and people driving change in our industry. Strxur is the editorial arm of Bluebeam.com, the company that develops innovative technology solutions that set the standard for collaboration and workflow efficiency for AEC professionals worldwide.

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Architects | June 25, 2014 | Sasha Reed

SPONSORED CONTENT As more building project teams look for ways to collaborate better, technology continues to provide solutions.  Yet, as I learned...

BIM and Information Technology | May 28, 2014 | Sasha Reed

Turner Construction and Parsons Brinckerhoff talk about how BIM has revolutionized the way that they conduct projects, and how technology has allow...

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Architects | May 12, 2014 | Sasha Reed

Given the complexities of the building process, it can be difficult for building owners to effectively communicate what they want and need with BIM...

BIM and Information Technology | May 06, 2014 | Sasha Reed

Key question from BIM Forum: How do you leverage technology by finding trade partners that are up to speed?

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BIM and Information Technology | April 17, 2014 | Sasha Reed

Earlier this month, my colleague and I presented a session to a group of civil engineers and transportation agencies about the tech trends in the A...

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Architects | April 03, 2014 | Sasha Reed

I’ve heard countless stories of conversations between project engineers and IT professionals who can’t come to an agreement on the level of securit...

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Architects | March 20, 2014 | Sasha Reed

A fascinating client story by Fluor SVP Robert Prieto reminds us that sometimes it’s the simplest details that can bring about real results today—a...

Bluebeam's new Chicago office, located in the newly renovated Wrigley Building, features a wine bar where employees and clients meet or relax.

BIM and Information Technology | February 20, 2014 | Sasha Reed

Purchased in 2011 by a consortium of investors led by BDT Capital Partners, the building’s new owners have recently renovated and reimagined the ne...

Architects | January 12, 2014 | Sasha Reed

The Consumer Electronics Show took place this past week in Las Vegas. Known for launching new products and technologies, many of the products showc...

Architects | December 05, 2013 | Sasha Reed

I recently attended the Bentley User Conference in Vejle, Denmark. I attended the event primarily to get a sense for the challenges our Danish coun...

Architects | November 25, 2013 | Sasha Reed

With all the effort AEC professionals put into leveraging technology to communicate digitally on projects, it is a shame that there is often one ma...

Architects | October 18, 2013 | Sasha Reed

Photographs are becoming more essential to project communication and documentation. Recently, I sat in a local airport integration project meeting...

BIM and Information Technology | October 07, 2013 | Sasha Reed

There's no doubt that BIM is the future of design. But for many firms, finding a bridge to access rich model data and share it with those typically...

Architects | September 26, 2013 | Sasha Reed

True mobility in the field has rapidly evolved from lock-box kiosks on each floor to laptops on rolling carts to tablets and iPads loaded with draw...

Building Owner | September 19, 2013 | Sasha Reed

Todd Wynne of Rogers-O’Brien Construction is one of only 8,000 people around the globe granted a pair of Google Glass for testing. Here's what he's...

Building Owner | August 28, 2013 | Sasha Reed

I’m encouraged to see progress being made to make BIM more useable and reliable downstream. These are all good steps in the right direction, but ho...

Building Owner | August 15, 2013 | Sasha Reed

LEED has become a labyrinth of standards which requires a full-time translator and tour guide to navigate. Now with LEED v4 on the horizon, I’m cur...

Building Owner | August 01, 2013 | Sasha Reed

Although I am encouraged to see BIM for O+M mandates coming from building owners, I can’t help but feel we’re overlooking a very important part of...

Building Owner | July 23, 2013 | Sasha Reed

Do you remember the days when running into an issue out at the job site meant embarking on the long RFI process? Somehow we made it work, but the t...

Building Owner | July 15, 2013 | Sasha Reed

I recently attended a technology expo focused on software solutions for design firms. While I was there, I struck up a conversation with an archite...

June 26, 2013 | Sasha Reed

Technology is changing the way we work. Digital communication tools are revolutionizing project review cycles, allowing real-time collaboration lik...

Building Owner | June 20, 2013 | Sasha Reed

What information do you find valuable to keep within the BIM world and what information do you feel is best archived or referenced outside of the m...

Building Owner | June 11, 2013 | Sasha Reed

There are many uses for the cloud applicable to those in the building industry—mainly storage of up-to-the-minute project drawings and data, giving...

Architects | May 23, 2013 | Sasha Reed

A new twist to the communication challenge most companies and IT departments face is the “bring your own device,” or BYOD, conundrum. I call it a c...

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