eProject, hosted by TR Trades, is our online Planroom designed for large scale development projects. It allows you to easily manage all of your drawings, documents and correspondence, and is conviently hosted in the cloud. eProject streamlines the flow of information, improving your projects workflow and enhancing the overall collaboration process of your team. If you are a developer, architect, general contractor or an organization tasked with coordinating consultants, eProject can help your business.
If your current file has similar properties to the previous file, eProject will ask if you would like your files to be versioned. That file is then reproduced as a V2, V3, etc. , reducing the likelihood of your team working off of an old file.
Tendering can be a tedious process. It is difficult and nearly impossible to gauge large tender response rates with general FTP sites, email, and other available programs. Tendering can be customized to your individual needs through TR Trades’ eProject; with abilities to lock off certain permissions, allowing select people to view, download, and print files. Whether you want to know exactly who downloaded your files and when, or if your soul focus is simplicity, our flexible tendering process can be tailored for your accounts.
Throughout your projects, allow eProject to ensure your trades are kept up to date as files change with project notifications. eProject informs you who has viewed your projects, helping to keep trades accountable, while making it easy to accommodate multiple tenders for large projects.
Having the ability to overlay files gives onsite technicians fast data to answer questions which previously had to be answered (and still are) with mylar and vellum overlays being rushed to the site. eProject gives the user the ability to overlay different files (such as an architectural drawing overtop of a structural engineering drawing) for easy and quick comparison. Even if the viewports are not ‘initially’ the same size, eProject’s intuitive grab and pull feature allows for rapid drawing scalability resulting in properly aligned viewports for accurate overlays. This will visually highlight any changes between drawings or files.
eProject’s mark-up feature gives you the ability to markup drawings with a variety of tools. From highlighting areas to inserting text and pictures, use the tools to clearly communicate pertinent information to your project team. With the ability to save the markups to the project or export them as a PDF and email them as a file attachment, these tools have eliminated the need to scan and print redline markups.
Receive up to the minute notifications when a file you are waiting for is uploaded. Also, notify your team members of new file uploads with the benefit of being able to attach a message.
McKenzie joined the TR team with a solid foundation of experience in the print industry. His career began in production, where he developed his skills in maintenance, operations and finishing. Quickly recognized for his talent, initiative and charisma, McKenzie was promoted to Production Lead. At the helm of the production team, he proved a natural leader and infected the team with his positivity and work ethic.
After building his knowledge leading the production team, McKenzie progressed into the Sales department, honing his sales skills under the leadership of Carla Duncan and TR’s customer focused approach. His natural penchant for customer service and dedication to quality assurance proved an ideal fit for the TR sales team where McKenzie now functions as Account Manager.
Never one to rest on his laurels, McKenzie enhanced his knowledge with sales courses at BCIT and can regularly be seen applying his skills throughout the shop. Don’t be surprised to find him supporting the finishing department, assisting clients at the front desk, or onsite ensuring installations surpass customer expectations.
Also goes by: Mac
Interesting fact about McKenzie: he can be found on Wikipedia
Best described in three words as: loyal, funny, and stubborn
Cannot live without: his back massager
Quote to live by: “When you look at someone through rose-coloured glasses, all the red flags just look like flags” – Wanda the Owl
When you meet Bruce you automatically know he is a seasoned professional in the reprographics industry. Starting out as a driver for Hughes Owens Printing in 1978, he eventually transitioned to Trimen Blueprinting where he acted as a reprographics technician for 13 years. With the onset of the digital era in 2000, TR Trades hired Bruce as CAD Manager. Since then he has been an invaluable asset to the company and anyone who has questions regarding CAD plotting. When Bruce is not overseeing others in the CAD department, he spends countless hours troubleshooting client issues, unearthing customer print errors, and providing eProject software support. He is regularly looked to for printing advice by both coworkers and clients.
Bruce is also well versed in troubleshooting onsite issues and participating in client presentations, having assisted Carla and TR sales staff in many client meetings. If you’re looking for a history lesson on the print industry or if you want to optimize your drawings for print, you’ll want to call on Bruce. Many may not know, but Bruce is a musician at heart! He originally studied engineering and math, eventually realizing it was not the career path he wished to pursue. Following this, Bruce went on to complete both a music program and a piano technician program through Douglas College. During his spare time, you’ll find him creating music or acting as a vocalist in several bands. When he is not playing the guitar and recording music, you can find Bruce tinkering around on one of his computers or watching hockey.
Also goes by: Stretch
Best described as: Humble
Favourite place in Vancouver: Minnekhada, Coquitlam
Guilty pleasure: Audio software
Favourite TV show: Hockey
Ideal meal: Mac & cheese (with ketchup)
Cannot live without: Music
Having worked in the family business since before she can remember, Carla has a natural talent for helping clients reach their printing goals. Always an advocate for education, Carla completed the Marketing Management course at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and then obtained a degree in Business Administration from Simon Fraser University with a double major in Management Technology and Human Resources. And all of this is in addition to sales and marketing courses at BCIT!
Combining her extensive education with a lifetime of experience, Carla is a driving force behind the success of TR Trades. On a daily basis, she can be found anywhere in the shop, always striving to enhance client satisfaction. Her familiarity with our systems, equipment, and services make her uniquely capable of ensuring clients benefit from every possible way that TR Trades can help businesses grow.
Favourite place in Vancouver: None. She would rather be off the grid camping!
During her free time you can find her: riding her atv or dirtbike, camping in the wild, fishing off the West Coast, fishing in a river, or in her garden.
Ideal meal: steak and double stuffed potatoes
What gets her motivated in the morning: coffee and coming to work!