This has been on my mind for some time. There’s two strands of thought here…firstly… A change of key Firstly I think there’s a chord change in the way that BIM is being talked about now. Much more emphasis on what we actually have to do, how to make it work, and how to change […]Read more "Happy goldfish bowl everybody!"
This week it was great to have Mervyn Richards , lead author of PAS1192/Part 2, give a workshop for the SEBIMHUB, on the PAS, information management and BIM. Mervyn should need no introduction – he is a leading figure in UK BIM. Hopefully this will be the first in a series of workshops over the […]Read more "To collaborate or not………is that the question?"
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook has achieved some notoriety recently with her book, Lean In , which is about feminism and women in the workplace. The title is interesting – it reminds me of some advice I was given by the Senior Partner of a practice I once worked for – when there are difficult […]Read more "Lean in – you old dogs – and learn some new tricks!"
The BIM “Big Launch” – 28th February 2013 – Guidance and links Building Information Modelling (BIM) has become a hot topic in the industry. Whilst the technology and jargon can make BIM confusing, fundamentally it is about construction and information management in a digital environment that encompasses the whole built asset lifecycle. In 2011 the […]Read more "The BIG BIM Launch…"
“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."
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"
So said Laura Handler, Director of VDC* (what’s that!!??) of Tocci at the Autodesk conference yesterday in London. I found Laura’s presentation and her approach at the seminar on BIM adoption jaw droppingly inspiring. Admittedly their BIM journey began several years ago in the States, so nothing new there. But get this. This a major […]Read more "Go BIM or go home!"
has left the station……… Attended a few meetings recently such as a SECBE conference for supply chain, the BSI B555 meeting and the latest CIC BIM forum. It was clear to me how much progress has been made even in just a few months, with the Ministry of Justice pilot projects starting, the BIM process […]Read more "The BIM train……"
“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"
So they say up t’ north! We’re obsessed with process, our check lists, handbooks, maps, spreadsheets, manuals and technology, software, hardware, gadgets, gizmos. And yet we forget, it’s people that make things work, that put buildings together. A computer left to its own devices won’t quite cut it. It doesn’t have opposable thumbs (!) although […]Read more "there’s nowt so queer as folk……"