Friday, 21 September 2012

Women In BIM

Following Monday and Tuesday's BIM 360 event at the Autodesk offices it was drawn to most of our attention the lack of female BIM buddies in the community. As an experiment and to deciphere where we all are I have created a Women in BIM group via linked in.

The aim is to share advice, ideas and collaborate on BIM as well as bring together a group of linked minded individuals on a global platform.

Please spread the word!

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4637534&trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Autodesk BIM360 Glue

I have spent the last two days at the Autodesk offices in Farnborough. It has been great spending time with the Autodesk staff and being able experiment and learn about what Autodesk 360 BIM Glue has to offer.

I must say I am excited about where this is all going. To truly collaborate we need to realise that these tools must be adopted. BIM 360 Glue is a cloud based management solution that will enhance collaboration and allow for an integrated information flow regardless of where you are in the world.

I look forward to testing out the features today and getting to know the product.

For more information go to:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=19729180

Monday, 10 September 2012

Bimstop Guide to BIM

A very good simplistic guide to what BIM actually is (the highlight is the interactive examples) :-)

http://www.bimstop.com/blog/bimstop-guide-to-bim-now-on-ipad/

Training...Do's and Dont's.

Training is an interesting topic today and its approach has changed through the years. In my opinion the whole point to the article is to understand that we must revise our approach to the overall process and tackle different groups in other ways. An interesting read.

AUGI - Training the Summit

Thursday, 6 September 2012

NBS Article

I wrote an article in conjunction with my BIM Best Bud Casey Rutland and have included it for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!

NBS: A Change in the design Process

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Interesting Update by Autodesk

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120905005613/en/Autodesk-Announces-Autodesk-Revit-LT

The day in the life

Yesterday was an interesting day. Not dissimilar to most days when I realise just how much I want to do, share, inform, create and evolve but more so the day in the life of a BIM enthusiast. I was confronted with the prospect of (a common problem) needing myself stretched across various different places and positions. The fact is I can't be in more than one place at one time. Or can I ? How could I begin to discuss ideas and create an open forum for research and development without having to be in two places at once. I dream of the day I can sit in an office in Rome while working intimately with someone in Melbourne. I think the gap between how we work and how we want to work is become narrower and narrower and in my mind we are now able to understand what it is we are actually trying to achieve. How or why do we want to change the way we work. Should we change it? Hell Yes! I think common practice to accept the status quo without questioning it should be thrown out the window. What better place to make commentary on issues and ideas we are passionate about but our digital media devices. As a borderline Gen X/Yer I see the strong cultural benefits of doing this and am not scared about what it means or how  we utilize the process.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012