Working Remotely As An Architect: The Blrt Way

Working remotely is the dream for many. The idea of working from a hammock in your backyard or decreasing the number of days you’re expected to wear pants by 100% is appealing enough to outweigh any potential downsides.

Working remotely as an architect

Nick lives in Parramatta and works for an architecture firm based in the Sydney CBD. He keeps busy during the day, dropping his kids at school in the mornings and teaching university design classes in the afternoon before racing back to grab the kids from school and get them to footy and netball practice.

Nick only gets into the office about once a fortnight for a team status meeting but this doesn’t prevent him from staying on top of his projects and team. His secret? Blrt.

Nick checks Blrt first thing in the morning to review the status of the projects he’ll be across that day. If some feedback is needed on a drawing, he can instantly reply and begin to talk, point and draw over the most recent version of the drawing to recommend changes. His team aren’t in the office yet, but they’ll get his Blrt when they arrive (even as he’s busy sorting lunches for the kids).

His revisions are actioned while he drops the kids off at school and a new version is sent to him while he meets with a local client in the Parramatta CBD. Nick views the Blrt after the meeting and likes what he sees. No need to record a Blrt this time, so he simply fires off a text reply to indicate that the project is ready to enter final preparations.

While Nick is at the uni, each member of his team begins to send Blrts of the final versions of the components they were each responsible for. Even while he’s lecturing to the architects of the future, the architects of now are hard at work for him.

By the time class finishes, he’s received final documents from each member of the team – even one architect who had been home sick but had received the Blrt and found the energy to finish their drawing. He sends a text message to congratulate the team while he waits for the kids to arrive. Having stayed on top of the project without making a single phone call or sending a single email, Nick is free to relax and watch his kids master five-eighth and wing attack.

When he gets home and the kids are asleep, he’ll have a quiet house to himself for the recording of a Blrt that presents the final proposal in a dynamic way that the client can interact with themselves.

His wife, Jordan, is overseas for work and a phone call would wake her up. Nick knows that her bandwidth is limited there, so sending a video would be too expensive and take far too long to load. Before he heads to sleep himself, Nick records a Blrt with photos from the kids’ practices. Jordan will see it when she awakes and it will take a fraction of the bandwidth that video would have.

All in a day’s (remote) work.

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Blrt makes Nick look like a hero but you don’t need to suffer a bite from a radioactive spider to gain the same powers – you only need to download Blrt (for free!):

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Blrt is the very best tool for staying in touch when working remotely, whether you’re right across town or on the other side of the globe. Why not take it for a spin?

About Blrt

Blrt helps you get your point across quickly by allowing you to talk, point and draw over images, documents and websites. The resulting video-like recording is called a Blrt.

Your Blrts require much less bandwidth than video and can be shared with anyone on mobile or desktop. This makes Blrt ideal for both collaboration and the creation and sharing of dynamic content, as public Blrts can be embedded into any webpage.

Once recorded, Blrts are stored in the cloud and are exchanged with others in a conversation-like fashion. A record is kept of the exchange, and new parties and media can be added at any time.

Blrt shifts time and place, allowing users in a conversation to participate in their own time. In an era where activity-based working and distributed teams are commonplace, Blrt is revolutionising the way people interact to get things done.

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