“Last year,” says the recent Bluebeam article The Next Youtube Sensation: Construction Power Users, “Pablo Giraldo and his team at The Walsh Group encountered an emergency problem at one of the general contractor’s wastewater jobsites in Georgia when one of his managers suggested marketing the project on social media.”
Steve Tissier of American Consulting Professionals LLC had experienced resistance to change at his own company. After “conducting a few internal training sessions each year to help colleagues learn ways to maximize their use of Revu,” Tissier would then “post them on his company’s internal server for coworkers to reference, but he quickly found that there were downsides to this workflow.” Mostly, practicality had become an issue.
“That just wasn’t very practical for people to have to watch the videos through a VPN or download them if they wanted to watch them outside the office,” Tissier said. But with a little tweaking, he was able to make the switch from VPN to YouTube and LinkedIn.
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Today, Giraldo’s videos have “blossomed into a public YouTube channel and a growing LinkedIn following. He has videos on Revu topics ranging from tracking quantities to hatch patterns to quantity link.” In addition, about a month ago, Tissier “also started posting his Bluebeam videos on his own YouTube channel.”
“At a time when the ability to create and publish professional-quality video and distribute it to the masses online has never been easier,” the article reminds, “Giraldo and Tissier are examples of Bluebeam “power users” that aim to not only share their specialized knowledge of Revu through video but hope to create a personal online brand around the practice.”
More and more “enthusiastic customers [of Bluebeam] like Giraldo and Tissier are taking it upon themselves to promote Revu,” and this definitely paves to way towards “sharing a fuller picture of the value it can provide to construction, engineering and architecture professionals.” Giraldo’s goal “is to continue to grow his Bluebeam-centric community organically,” and Tissier’s is to “help others become more efficient while showcasing how ACP is leading the way in innovative technologies.”
“Last week,” Tissier said, “I showed [someone] a trick where you can add form field filters and do a refined search and find emails in seconds that used to take them 10-15 minutes to find. They’re just like, ‘Oh my gosh. I wish I would’ve known this 10 years ago.’ I was like, ‘I’ll make a video on that.’”
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