Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Influence and Social Media

The influence and effects on social media not only allow us to freely share ideas, but in turn promote a changed culture to business idea and innovation. I love the following info graphic because it proves how influential the following social media sites have become . 

Coding and our kids

Great short film about how kids need to understand and learn how to code.

One to share.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Tekla and IFC


This post below is based on my findings in the community on Tekla and IFC and working through the issues via Revit. It is a great discussion on how others have experienced  the workflow, any issues or concerns and future ideas on how to collaborate and understand the process.






Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Free Basic Revit Course by Alex Vysotskiy

Thank you Luke Johnson for finding and sharing this on your blog.

It's a beginners guide to Revit 2013 and if you can get around the accent it's quite a useful resource.



What does the future look like? BIM2050 and embracing change.

Thanks to Stefan Mordue of the NBS for this fantastic article which outlines the BIM2050 launch, our main ideas and passion and how we see the future of the construction industry broadly when it comes to BIM. The article touches on not only how far we have come but where we see the future steering when it comes to the construction industry and outside influences.

Please read the following and comment as appropriate, it would be great to see and hear how we all feel about this change, how we envisage the future will pan out and in turn how this will affect our careers and the careers of those who will be entering the industry over the coming years.


Thanks again Stefan.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Theory vs delivery

Interesting discussion last week on delivery vs theory and it is something that has been playing on my mind since. Delivery of a solution regardless of what that solution, is usually what allows the smoke to clear and the real actions to be implemented.

Regardless of what the end game is we need to stop talking about it and start doing it!! It's incredible lately because all I see are numerous power points and slides discussing ideas and no actual implementation of the idea. It's ok that most of us don't know everything - we can't and we shouldn't. We all have varying skills that align the conversation about BIM today and where we see it headed as well as where we feel we can influence change.

It's interesting that Mr Bernstein's recent article discusses that we are an industry slightly behind in our attempt to move forward and deliver a product with the use of technology and process change. I still believe whole heartedly that the psychology behind this change will only occur when there is no other option - when there is no choice. Yes in the US or Australia and even here in the UK there are varying organisations implementing an innovative approach but this is still quite scattered and ad hoc- it's not uniform: but should it be? I find it incredible that we can see benefits in utilising technology to help us to walk/see/hear but not to allow us to deliver more informed built asset and save us time and money.

This goes further when we look at the scattered nature of our education system around the world and the strong notion which embodies a fear of change due to the fact we lose something. Change is scary - its a human fact and I agree. Nobody likes it nor do we want to have to deal with something we don't understand. The problem is that now we have no choice and we must engage.

Change agents are important in the world because they don't actively do things of important because it will benefit others - it is done because they care and are passionate influencing the world and helping others.

My rant for a Sunday evening.

Until next time.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Zoom to Awesome

This is very cool


I am amazed I have not seen it as it was September last year this was released by Phil Read.




The Zoom to Awesome tool basically is a zoom to element made particularly useful by the fact you can use it in any view and zoom to it. Amazing. :)


Wednesday, 6 February 2013


What is a Leader?


A leader will always engage in challenging the status quo.

A leader will not falter or be bullied, nor will they accept a solution they believe to be the wrong one.

A leader will question a process and find a new way.

A leader will always be humbled and say thank you.

A leader will respect those people passionate about change.

A leader is somebody who believes in a cause so strongly that they will stop at nothing to see it achieved.

A leader will not waste time.

A leader will remember that regardless of where in the world they are or what they are doing there is always time to stop and look at the stars.