I was speaking at an event in Peterborough, at the University Campus this week at the CIOB regional meeting. (Many thanks to Ian Brant, Mandy Rix and everyone for a great evening). I was focusing on BIM and SMEs. I did a little research on SMEs in the UK, discovering that according to the Dept […]Read more "SMEs v BLTs – is BIM the edge or the meteorite?"
At various meetings, the thorny subject of education and training of construction professionals often comes up. There is always recognition we need change. The issue is that it will take a long time for the institutions to respond at the speed we need. At this rate China will just come over here and do it […]Read more "Silos, tribes, ants and bees…"
I’ve just had some recent feedback from the publisher. The book has sold over 600 copies, in 23 countries around the world. I’m amazed, and a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy and shown an interest. To those that haven’t (yet), there is still time to buy a copy! Get it […]Read more "The Design Manager’s Handbook – update"
Obvious question perhaps but we all do? And perhaps not for the reasons you think. They could be a convenient excuse – I will explain! I’ve attended a few meetings about BIM adoption recently, and the thorny question of Client requirement or sponsorship has come up quite a few times now. I’ve found myself disagreeing […]Read more "Who needs clients?"
This week I attended a meeting with Construction Manager magazine at the offices of http://www.iMakr.com. They market various 3D printers and technologies. While we were waiting to be shown round, we discussed all sorts of possibilities like printing buildings on the Moon or spare parts for space stations, printing buildings onsite . The reality check […]Read more "3D print to go"
I almost said what’s the fuss? Attended a great meeting at G4C Berkshire this week at the offices of Boyes Turner LLP in Reading. Myself , Ewan Maclean and Fred Mils of The B1M fame were speaking, presenting different perspectives on the risk of BIM. Whilst we had quite a detailed review of what can […]Read more "BIM – What’s the risk?"