..if that’s ok with you! (Apologies to the Beatitudes) Over the last few months I’ve talked with a few people, ( not clients I might add, if you’re guessing!) and a common theme has emerged. Everyone has problem jobs, it is just that we don’t talk about it much. Interestingly these guys not only shared […]Read more "Design Managers will inherit the Earth…"
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!"
Well we made it! It gets to this time of year and having survived the burst of frenetic activity that December brings, we are suddenly confronted by a few days when we have to slow down and contemplate our navels…its almost compulsory! So what next? Here are a few of my wishes/come/predictions for 2014. Nature […]Read more "A #BIM #DM Christmas wish….."
Phew! The writing is done. The proofs have been checked and signed off. The index is complete. The file sits on my table and now we wait. Somewhere east of Europe I think, it’s now in production. Publication probably late February…exciting! (To be confirmed…) It will be two years almost to the day since I […]Read more "The CIOB Design Manager’s Handbook"
“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"
and again ..and again and……..again I know I’m going on about BIM a lot, but its simply because I dont think we can avoid it. The train is coming down the track, and you can get on board or get out of the way. Anyway I went to the BIMshowlive this week in London and […]Read more "tell me that one again…."
I want to be a Design Manager….. When Design Management was starting to become prevalent in the 90’s then you could find all sorts of people doing the role. You still do now of course, but back then there weren’t the courses that are available now. Maybe one of the junior site managers was asked […]Read more "and when i grow up……."