The AEC industry is constantly evolving and adapting to new technology, whether it be in the office or on the jobsite. One way for professionals to keep up with the ever-changing landscape is to embrace cooperation and work together through sharing best practices, trends or tips and tricks. User groups are a great place to learn how other professionals are leveraging technology in order to boost efficiency and collaboration.
As pointed out in the Robert Borges Blog, Top 10 Reasons User Groups are Good for Both You and Your Employer, joining a user group can be very beneficial. Bluebeam User Groups meet regularly worldwide in order to unite professionals within the AEC industry. These Bluebeam User Groups are a powerful uniting force that keep the industry moving forward. Below are a couple of the ways that joining your region’s Bluebeam User Group will help both you and your company.
Gain Insights: The number one reason for attending a Bluebeam User Group is to gain new insights into how best to leverage the software. The groups facilitate an open flow of information among members of the architecture, engineering and construction industries. It is a unique environment where a general contractor, an architect and an engineer can sit down together and talk about how they are using the software and what they need from each other’s disciplines to streamline the building process. Members are able to share how they solved problems within their company using Bluebeam. Then other members can take what they learned back to their respective employers. Ultimately the User Groups help the members at a personal level but also have the power to affect positive change at a company-wide level through the open flow of information.
Build Your Network: Networking is another important benefit of attending user groups. Bluebeam User Groups provide a place to meet and share ideas with industry thought leaders and industry experts. It is an opportunity to build lasting relationships with your peers. User groups can be a great place to find qualified candidates for open positions within your company or to look for new opportunities if you are ready to make a career change.
If you are looking to expand your network and gain important insights into how the AEC industry is using Bluebeam to boost collaboration and keep project schedules on track, join your regional Bluebeam User Group, offered in cities all over the world. In addition, a Government Bluebeam User group is available bi-monthly to all municipalities and government organizations via web conference. A Construction Owners Bluebeam Group is also available via web conference which is geared specifically toward owners. Make a meaningful contribution to your company while gaining new industry knowledge by joining one of these user groups.
If you are not currently using Bluebeam Revu, but would like to see for yourself why it is utilized by so many industry leaders, try a full working version on a 30-day free trial. When it’s time to convert that 30-day trial to a subscription or perpetual license, contact Applied Software and talk to a Bluebeam expert about your firm’s specific needs.