Two questions I give the odd talk now and then, and recently I’ve started by asking two questions: 1 – What kind of built environment industry do you want to be part of? Leave as a legacy for your friends, family, communities and society at large? 2 – Secondly what are you prepared to do […]Read more "“BIM, Digital Life, the Universe and Everything…”"
I alluded to this earlier today. Visionaries. People who make change happen. Who fly high, and see further, but crash and burn occasionally. What makes them tick? What keeps them going? Why do they do what they do? Through the pain, rejection, seeming failure, time and time and time again. Yet each time they rise […]Read more "Visionaries"
I attended Digital Construction Week at Excel in London a few weeks back. Amazing how the show has grown and developed over the last few years. I was struck by the number, breadth and depth of exhibitors there. Covering all aspects of digital across the Built Environment. I wondered how many of these firms existed […]Read more "The Millennial Dilemma"
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……..!"