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Cleveland User Group

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Cleveland User Group

Newly formed in 2024, the Cleveland BUG user group (CLEBUG) is a group of skilled construction professionals comprised of a diverse team of owners, architects, engineers, and contractors.


CLEBUG’s multifaceted team is excited to bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Bluebeam user community. In The Land of Progress and Prosperity, the Cleveland BUG encourages all AECO professionals across Northeast Ohio to join the group. Cleveland Rocks!

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Gail Whipkey

Gail has been in the construction industry for 24 years, working on industrial, building, school, and hospital projects in varying positions. She has worked on both the contractor and owner side of a construction project. Currently a Construction Estimator for the Cleveland Clinic, Buildings + Design group, Gail uses Bluebeam daily to complete quantity take-offs and markup drawings. Gail was excited to learn about the Bluebeam products and workflows firsthand and is looking forward to helping champion the new CLEBUG group.

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Dontay Howard

Dontay is a project manager in construction management at the Cleveland Clinic Buildings + Design. Dontay brings over eight years of construction industry experience, focusing on commercial construction. Dontay is excited to launch Cleveland BUG and introduce the benefits of using Bluebeam – especially as it relates to simplifying workflows and the variety of ways you can extrapolate information into and out of the system. Dontay enjoys spreading the knowledge and many uses of the Bluebeam system and the responses from industry partners on how it made their day-to-day operations smoother and improved workflows.

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Russell Hinds

Russell is a seasoned construction professional with 18 years of experience in the construction industry, specializing in Building Information Modeling (BIM), project estimation, management, and execution. Russell has successfully integrated modern management practices into his work, ensuring seamless coordination between teams and stakeholders. His commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements has allowed him to adapt to evolving technologies and methodologies. Helping to launch the Cleveland BUG user group is the next exciting and logical step in his professional career.

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