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 is similar to a previous file, eProject will ask if you’d like your files to be versioned.
That file is then automatically labelled and reproduced as Version 2, Version 3, etc. This hassle-free option reduces the likelihood of your team working off of an old file.
eProject keeps a comprehensive audit trail of documents and correspondence, complete with sequencing, timing, and other details needed to resolve disputes.
You can easily track who logged in and see what files they uploaded or downloaded, what drawings they marked up or ordered prints of, or any number of other activities.
Tendering can be tedious. eProject can make it easier.
Our flexible software allows you to easily manage file access privileges for every member of your team. Select who can view, edit, or print all the different components of your project, allowing you to accommodate multiple tenders for large projects.
eProject offers you the ability to overlay files, such as architectural drawings over structural drawings, automatically highlighting the differences quickly on site. Even if the viewports don’t match, eProject’s intuitive ‘grab and pull’ feature helps align the drawings, resulting in accurate overlays.
From highlighting areas to inserting comments and pictures, use eProject’s tools to clearly communicate with your team.
eProject lets you decide who can upload, download, edit, delete, and so much more. You can set these permissions by individual or by group/trade, giving you fast and robust control over the security of your files.
eProject can notify you immediately when a file you are waiting for is uploaded or modified. Or easily message your team when you’ve revised a file, ensuring everyone’s on the same page.
“I work with TR Trades for one reason –peace of mind. They know how to meet critical deadlines for major public events and they get the work done on time, correctly, and within budget. For these reasons I have confidently recommended TR Trades to a number of departments for a variety of projects at Simon Fraser University, as well as to other associates in Vancouver. TR Trades has completed a wide range of projects for SFU including large format aerial photos, mass produced brochures, campus development documents and unique creative arts projects. I believe the successful delivery of this range of project types lies in their team’s commitment to finding customized solutions. I actually look forward to the special projects that truly capitalize on the skills of their team and bring our creative efforts to life. Many of our projects have countless requirements and usually are required in a rush. TR Trades delivers with quality and speed.”
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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!