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?"
This is a quick one…………. UK BIM TASKGROUP LAUNCHES LEVEL 3 STRATEGY STOP CHECK IT OUT HERE STOP http://www.digital-built-britain.com DOWNLOAD FOR FREE STOP BREATHTAKING VISION FOR THE FUTURE STOP THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME!!! STOP cheers! :o) J.Read more "The future is bright – The future is #BIM……..sorry orange………"
Boiled Frog I’m sure you know the anecdotal story. Take a frog, chuck it in a pan of boiling water, it’ll jump out. Of course! However, put the same frog in a pan of cold water and gently raise the temperature, and you’ll cook it to death. It is a modern-day parable for how our […]Read more "…Boiled frogs….the men in grey suits…..and none of the above……."
A change of key – modulation of the theme? It might be just me , but have you detected a change of tone recently? Didn’t BIM Show Live have a theme of “Let’s get serious”. Robert Klaschka’s recent article in Building rightly expressed some frustration at the slowness of industry adoption. It’s always difficult in […]Read more "The BIM variations – 2nd movement"
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!"
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…"
I was at the launch of our southern satellite BIM hub at the offices of Hampshire County Council this week. Mike Turpin and Allister Lewis are leading the charge in the south. Great event, good turn out and I hope it bodes well for the future of the BIM Hub network in Surrey, Sussex and […]Read more "This is your time to……."