..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…"
I’ve just had some recent feedback from the publisher. The book has sold over 600 copies, in 23 countries around the world. I’m amazed, and a big thank you to everyone who has bought a copy and shown an interest. To those that haven’t (yet), there is still time to buy a copy! Get it […]Read more "The Design Manager’s Handbook – update"
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"
At the recent DM conference I was bowled over by the passion and enthusiasm of everyone who attended. Also the ideas that various people had in the break out groups. There was plenty of ideas, discussion and enthusiasm and no shortage! This gave me the confidence that we’re getting something right but now we need […]Read more "Plotting the next steps"
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"
Phew! Well we made it, it happened and in the end it was a great day. Big thanks to all our speakers: Paul Hartmann from the ODA who gave a Client’s perspective. Rab Bennetts, Bennetts Associates speaking from an architects perspective. Gavin Maxwell Hart, ex Laing ORourke, the contractor Mark Bew updated on BIM progress […]Read more "CIOB DM Symposium – October 2012"
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"