It’s been a pretty eventful year so far for the BIMFreak:
- I was the people profile in AEC bytes Q4 2016 publication
- In 2015 Ideate Inc. invited me down to present in San Francisco, Sacramento and Oakland at the local Revit User Groups. Due to the amount of requests for me to come back from the users they have asked me to return the week before AU; November 8th and 9th to present the topic that formed from my blog post The Mechanic and the Designer. I will focus on the disruption in the Design workflow – post to follow.
- I am collaborating on a BIM curriculum with the Department Head of the CAD and BIM Technology Department at Vancouver Community College in the fall semester. CAD and BIM Technologies
- I am working with Scott Chatterton (BIM Jedi) for the VRCA to create a BIM 101 class that I will be teaching in the fall to help contractors in the Vancouver area understand and use BIM tools on projects. The goal of this course is to encourage an understanding of BIM, it’s technology and how it can enhance projects.
- I will be presenting at Autodesk University November 14-16, check back for the schedule when it comes out, hope to see you in the audience.
- I have begun work on a new book that will help you in becoming a BIM Manager, with a focus on:
- Teaching BIM to an office
- Strategies to understand and respond to design needs
- Adjusting working strategies to suit different processes, personalities and project needs.
My new book is a continuation from my previous exploration on Becoming a BIM Advocate, the next step towards advancing your office in BIM.
I have also taken a step in a new direction, learning a new language and a greater understanding of how to implement BIM in a Designers world. It has always amazed me that I started this journey supporting in Architecture firms back in 1995. Of course the digital landscape changed very slowly from 1995 to 2008 simply using 2D software, once we took that hard turn towards the 3D world we have had an explosion. Looking back it is amazingly the same problem yet we all look at in a different way, the fact that Architectural firms now regularly employ Technology staff alongside the design staff proves the importance the digital tools have become.