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…"
This has been on my mind for some time. There’s two strands of thought here…firstly… A change of key Firstly I think there’s a chord change in the way that BIM is being talked about now. Much more emphasis on what we actually have to do, how to make it work, and how to change […]Read more "Happy goldfish bowl everybody!"
Hi there In terms of BIM adoption in the UK, this year could well see us cross the BIM Rubicon, where the tide of change becomes truly irresistible and inevitable. In reality I think it already has, but looking back 2013 will mark the year when it became obvious. This year we will get through […]Read more "The year of the HOW…crossing the Rubicon"
Customer service and focus Recently I’ve been struck by some really good examples of customer service……. Firstly I needed a grub screw for a door handle – I went to a hardware store in Brighton – I showed the guy behind the counter the door handle, he disappeared for about 10 minutes , found some […]Read more "Caring"
“Design Managers do it by connecting!” Over the last twelve months we’ve had a working group on Design Management meeting occasionally. The group has arisen out of discussions that we’d been having on the board of the Faculty of Architecture and Surveying about Design Management. Composition of the group is quite diverse including industry professionals, […]Read more "Update on CIOB Design Management"
And now the end is near…. My work on writing the Handbook is almost done (for now) and barring an attack of the zombies on an apocalyptic scale, the draft will go to the publisher by the end of February.(phew) It has been a harsh mistress and almost taken over my life for the last […]Read more "The Design Manager’s Handbook"