Thursday 3 September 2015
Promoting and Implementing BIM in your Office
Having a hard time getting your office to adopt, or effectively work with BIM?
Laura Kay Smith (aka the BIM Freak) has recently released her e-book on promoting and implementing BIM in your office. In this e-book Laura shares some of her tips and tricks that worked for her including examples of her process, and her experiences and outcomes of a BIM implementation.
Here's an excerpt from Laura's book.
I am amazed to see how far technology has come in the Architectural, Engineering,
Construction (AEC) industry since my start in 1994. Here it is over 20 years later and the
landscape has transformed so much it is mind blowing.
In my first architectural firm there was no internet, our computers were running the new Windows 3.1, and we shared files on floppy disks between consultants. AutoCAD was met with much resistance by many in the industry and our struggle at that time was to convince consultants that producing plans did not cost more than hand drafting them. Sound familiar?Twenty years later, we are still dancing the same tango, just with different music.
My hope is that this book will help you facilitate the transformation of your office into full BIM Integration. It is worth it! While attending the keynote address at the Autodesk University 2013 in Las Vegas, I heard a great quote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn” Technology is moving forward fast and if we don’t jump on the train we will become relics.
Now lets have some fun teaching and implementing this great thing called BIM. It’ going to be hard work, and it’s won't always be easy, but the payoff is incredible.
This book is a valuable resource for anyone implementing BIM or in the early stages of introducing BIM into a firm.