Having been involved with BIM over the last few years, I’m sure we’re all familiar with the mantra that says “BIM is about much more than just 3D modelling”. And so it is, but let’s just hold on to that thought a moment. As a Design Manager, over my career, the bane of my life […]Read more "BIM? – 3D might be a good place to start!"
..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…"
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"
Well we made it! It gets to this time of year and having survived the burst of frenetic activity that December brings, we are suddenly confronted by a few days when we have to slow down and contemplate our navels…its almost compulsory! So what next? Here are a few of my wishes/come/predictions for 2014. Nature […]Read more "A #BIM #DM Christmas wish….."
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!"
There is an article on Building magazine website by Tony Bingham, a leading construction industry barrister and arbitrator, giving a legal perspective on BIM, and you can see it here: http://www.building.co.uk/professional/legal/we-need-to-talk-about-bim/5063702.article It is an article that perhaps leaves a lot to be desired in terms of real understanding of what BIM is and what it […]Read more "We need to talk about BIM…..or do we?"
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…"
Obvious question perhaps but we all do? And perhaps not for the reasons you think. They could be a convenient excuse – I will explain! I’ve attended a few meetings about BIM adoption recently, and the thorny question of Client requirement or sponsorship has come up quite a few times now. I’ve found myself disagreeing […]Read more "Who needs clients?"
This week I attended a meeting with Construction Manager magazine at the offices of http://www.iMakr.com. They market various 3D printers and technologies. While we were waiting to be shown round, we discussed all sorts of possibilities like printing buildings on the Moon or spare parts for space stations, printing buildings onsite . The reality check […]Read more "3D print to go"
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……."