I lost my business because other companies were faster cheaper better. I didn’t get the job I wanted because I didn’t have the skills. And I sit on the beach and dream of what might have been. If only I had done BIM! Get your free BIM gift and 10% off on your next bulk […]Read more "#whathappenedwhenididn’tdoBIM?"
The scene is the roof of the tower block where The Matrix agents are hlding Morpheus prisoner – Neo lies prone on the ground, an agent towering over him, gun pointed ready for the kill. Neo had dodged most of the bullets in the battle using his nascent abilities but his belief had failed with […]Read more "#ONLYHUMAN"
If you haven’t come across Jaron Lanier yet, I suggest you do! His career goes right back to the early days of BIM related VR/AR and I like his thinking and approach precisely because he challenges the status quo, and set patterns of rigid parochialism and hierarchies. Try his other books “Who owns the future?” […]Read more "The future of VR"
I think really I’ve had enough. Whilst I have a lot of time for Gen Y, the millenials, the digital natives, or whatever current tag they go by these days, sometimes its like people my age are just going to bide their time, tread water, and make way for these future leaders of industry, and […]Read more "Just when you thought it was safe…..the grumpy old dinosaurs strike back!"
..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…"
Big shout out to the the Design Engineer Construct!, Class Of Your Own team this morning. Helped with a workshop at Heathcote School in Chingford yesterday. These guys are amazing. 40 students, Years 7s, 8s, 9s. The 7s gave their peers a serious run for their money. Learn sketch up in an hour – no […]Read more "@DECinSchools #EcoClassroom @classofyourown…Watch out ….the natives are coming!"
Attended a great event tonight – a speed mentoring event organised by the 2050 group, at the offices of G+T , which strangely is also my favourite drink! (Hendricks with a slice of cucumber………priceless!) Anyway this was a quick fire event, with mentees meeting mentors for 15 minutes to discuss whatever they want. Apparently there was […]Read more "#2050mentoring @2050group"
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"
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…"