I rarely rave over anything. But…as you know my previous raves include… The B1M – http://www.theb1m.com Class of Your Own – http://designengineerconstruct.com BIM4SME – http://www.bim4sme.org This fave rave is about the BIM Dictionary and BIM Acronyms produced by Rob Jackson and those great guys at Bond Bryan. Available here, free! : http://bimblog.bondbryan.com/document For me it was one of […]Read more "Fave rave #57 – BIM Dictionary"
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!"
GO ECO DUCKS!!! If you haven’t come across this yet, check this out….Class Of Your Own, Design Engineer Construct…http://designengineerconstruct.com This is an initiative for young people started by Alison Watson, to enthuse and teach about careers in the built environment industry. I attended my first workshop at Clacton Coastal Academy (Now sponsored by the RICS) ….http://www.clactoncoastalacademy.org […]Read more "Our future is so bright – our ducks need shades!!"
It was my privilege to be with the guys at CITA in Dublin a few weeks ago. Didn’t write it up at the time so this is a bit of catch up. Check them out at http://www.cita.ie We talked about BIM in pre-construction, and there were several software vendors supporting the event, as well as […]Read more "CITA – leading by example…"
I was flying back from Dublin, from a CITA event, and the aircrew were doing their usual safety drill. Few were really watching, or listening. Many continued chatting away. I wondered how many would really know what to do if something did go wrong? Its a message we hear every time we fly, and its […]Read more "Welcome to BIM Airways…we hope you enjoy your flight!"
“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."
Introduction As a young architect in the 90’s, during the depths of the last recession, I worked for a year as a specialist specification writer in an architect’s practice. I was using NBS on a 486 PC with 3½ inch floppy discs! I soon learnt the difference between my E20 and Z10. I’ve always been […]Read more "Uniclass 2012 – classification is not just for geeks!"
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……"