A #BIM #DM Christmas wish…..

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 […]

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We need to keep talking about BIM!

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 […]

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Silos, tribes, ants and bees…

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 […]

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Who needs clients?

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 […]

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3D print to go

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 […]

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This is your time to…….

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 […]

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