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 was having lunch with a friend this week and we were talking as you do. I don’t know how we got on to the subject but it became a conversation about why I’m doing what I’m doing. I guess for me I’ve always had that feeling I don’t fit somehow. I just seem to […]Read more "WHY JONTS? WHY?"
There’s nowt so queer as folk. We love our processes , manuals, Gant charts and checklists. We forget that it is people who actually get things done – sometimes they may not feel like it! What then? To our best laid plans? Control or not? A human race of robots would be no fun, but sometimes we […]Read more "water……horse…….cats……shepherd…….breakdown!"
“Today is BIM Mandate Day!” – so said some news releases on the 4th of April a few weeks ago. With great timing I was delivering a BIM Level 2 course for Digital Node and BSI in Birmingham the same day! Back in 2011, the then newly published Government Construction Strategy said this: “2.32 Government […]Read more "UK BIM Level 2 – What is the fuss all about? Does it really matter?"
No.1 I attended an event at Google HQ last week, with the starring role being The B1M http://www.theb1m.com hosted by YouTube. The B1M now being no 1 BIM influencer…well done guys! More about you later. It was a great event, a good evening with a digitally savvy connected audience. We were entertained and swamped with […]Read more "#onetomany – changing the paradigm"
At the start of a new year it is customary to lay down a few markers, to set agendas, to look for a resolution, a commitment……..a resolve perhaps. It only needs one thing. Find, concentrate on that one thing, and everything that supports the attainment of that goal or objective – that CHANGE that you’re looking […]Read more "#Time2Change"
It might just be me, but I can definitely feel the winds of change blowing through our industry. Not just about BIM but all sorts of things and challenges that we face as an industry. Not necessarily all positive but a developing recognition (frustration? anger?) that things are not how they should be, and those […]Read more "Honestly…why wouldn’t you? – The Extinction Agenda"