My dear people. We have on one hand a wonderful industry populated with some incredibly creative ingenious and innovative people. Some of whom it has been my privilege to work with in the past and still do. And yet… That value that these people create is rarely properly recognised or valued. I have a friend, […]Read more "We LIKE your stuff…BUT we can’t put a VALUE on it…so we WON’T PAY you for it…BUT we’re more than HAPPY TO USE it…!"
My my! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun and changing an industry….! Two years ago we launched the UK BIM Alliance, http://www.ukbimalliance.org To focus on Level 2 Business As Usual and the digital transformation of our industry. A good thing. And much time passed…We are still here! We launched at DCW – Digital Construction Week […]Read more "Gimme a U…Gimme a K…Ra! Ra! Ra!"
As I wend my way through this troubled life I meet and talk with many people. Whether that’s through my day job as a Design Manager most of the time or when i’m delivering training about BIM or perhaps lecturing or speaking at a conference or meeting. Whilst there is undoubtedly now a real ground […]Read more "Never underestimate the stupidity of apathy"
You might know “1066 and all that : A memorable history of England,” by Yeatman and Sellar. They introduce the concepts of GOOD and BAD things. I’d like to introduce you to 3 GOOD things. No brainers. Support one, support them all, but do something about it today! GOOD THING #1 Class of Your Own, […]Read more "Good things…can’t even give them away these days……..!"
While industry continues to grapple with implementing BIM Level 2, some lead, others are thinking about following. Others don’t care but I have a feeling they soon will! There will come a time, perhaps within a decade, and for some much sooner, when Level 2 will be far behind us. We won’t even talk about […]Read more "Brave New World – BIM As Usual…"
You may or may not be aware that our beloved UK suite of BIM standards, the 1192 series are gradually migrating to the ISO 19650, firstly parts 1 and 2 later this year. They have served us well, but time to move on to a bigger stage and the next phase of the journey. The […]Read more "Going…going…gone!"
We held our latest quarterly Alliance forum last week. We had to get a bigger room at the IET in Savoy Place. (Big shout out to Rick Hartwig and the IET team for their constant support – thank you guys!) Around 75 of us were together to listen to the latest update on the progress […]Read more "UK BIM Alliance – The end………..of the beginning!*"
Greetings earth people! I don’t often do this but I want to point you to a blog by Tom Jarman on the theme of “Modernise or Die” , the report by Mark Farmer last year. Check it out here: Tom Jarman Blog This is from a housing perspective – enjoy! Cheers! :o) Ciao ciao! JOHN.Read more "Last one out, turn off the lights…….."
Everyday we fool ourselves into the permanency of our existence when in reality our lives hang by a very fragile thread… For instance. Driving to work the other day I passed a road accident near where I live. A motor cyclist had disagreed with a bus and come off for the worst. He was prone […]Read more "The blink of an eye……"
Join for a LIVE Twitter Q&A – Explore Offsite Outlooks 2018 Explore the potential of digital construction and understand how best to implement it into your offsite construction strategy. I will be taking part in a Live Twitter Q&A with Explore Offsite! I will be discussing all things relating to Digital procurement, standardisation and transformation […]Read more "Join for a LIVE Twitter Q&A – Explore Offsite Outlooks 2018 – 5th Feb, 1pm, @ExploreOffsite @56JONTS"