Long long ago…….in a galaxy not so far away, years before Star Wars there was THX1138. A vision of an apocalyptic future where the public spend on a human life was 10,000 dollars…brought to you by a much younger George Lucas. Workers were bred, genetically selected and housed in compounds…breeding was controlled. It’s funny how […]Read more "THX1138 – the extinction protocol?"
I wasn’t there, but I understand that at BIMShowLive this week, someone who I know, respect and work with had the line “No to UK BIM crew” in his presentation. It provoked a debate, and made me think. I was planning to write something else but just had to write this first! If you follow […]Read more "#nomoreUKBIMCREW"
Punch and Judy It’s behind you! Tick, tock… (sharp intake of breath)…..we don’t do that here, we’ve always done it this way…. Pantomime season is just about behind us as we start 2014. (Oh no it isn’t!) (Oh yes it is!) The culture of our industry interests me a great deal. Moreover, how organisations can […]Read more "That’s the way to do it!…..Oh no it isn’t!….Oh yes it is!"
Joey Gardiner has written an article in Building, discussing the recent postings related to Tony Bingham’s article. You can see it here: http://www.building.co.uk/communities/construction/bim/barriers-to-bim/5064486.article#commentsubmitted My response is below: We need to keep talking about BIM…. Well the debate continues……great, bring it on! Firstly I’m just wondering where this scaremongering and scepticism is really coming from? Certainly early […]Read more "We need to keep talking about BIM!"
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…"
No – this isn’t another episode of the Big Bang Theory, although I am thinking of developing a new personality indicator based on the characters. Do you have obsessive tendencies like Sheldon, or perhaps you’re a bit needy and greedy like Leonard? But thats another tale…. We’re living in challenging times. Economically its very difficult. […]Read more "Can you do clever? – “The return of the Geek!”"
“2013 BIM or BUST? – The new normal and a digital construction industry in the UK…Or – BIM as a focus and catalyst for industrial and societal evolution” (Note to the gentle reader – this is an expanded version of a previous post – J) Introduction BIM or Building Information Modelling has become a hot […]Read more "BIM Or BUST – Part II."
Greetings earthlings! And a happy, prosperous, peaceful and joyful New Year to all the gentle folk that read this and ..(everyone who knows me!) Anyway a few predictions for 2013 about “BIM in the UK” ( sounds like a song title, perhaps written and performed by David Philp and the Bimsters!) Watch out for… BIM […]Read more "2013 – BIM or BUST???"
For me one thing that became clear from the conference was the link between Design Management and BIM. This is as I know is a reoccurring theme, but I don’t think we can avoid it – shall we tell the children? However BIM isn’t DM, and neither is DM – BIM. We could argue that […]Read more "BIM and DM"