Tuesday 20 December 2016

Merry Christmas... and the future of BIM

Hi all, thank you for following my Blog, I hope you find the content valuable. 

This Blog has evolved over the past number of years, mostly due to my own development. It initially started out as a means to share Revit training tips and has since evolved to focus on BIM overall, the process and impact BIM has on the AECO industry. 

It's evolving further to include tips and information on leadership and management techniques and how to effectively lead a team, tips I think everyone can use regardless of their position. 

BIM is all about collaboration and sharing information, whether that's data, conceptual design ideas, or ways to improving a process, we all want to improve how we work together.

Working together can be challenging, both working as part of an internal team, working with outside consultants and even working with the client themselves, all have their own set of unique challenges.

Our industry as a whole has unique challenges, traditional process are colliding with the demand to improve on how we design and construct buildings. Technology plays a huge part in improving that process, we have to look at ways on which how we can improve the process one step at a time to achieve greatness.

I hope 2017 brings you adventures and success in your challenges.

Merry Christmas.


Friday 16 December 2016

CanBIM Vancouver: Facilitating Change In The Construction Industry

Hi all, I’d like to personally invite you to attend the CanBIM Regional Session in Vancouver on Feb 1-2, 2017. It promises to be a very interesting event filled with great presenters and important content. 

CanBIM Vancouver: Facilitating Change In The Construction Industry is intended to encourage and support the mindset surrounding change management, collaboration and the alignment around the adoption of building technologies and sustainable practices among all disciplines, stakeholders and decision-makers.  

As you may be aware I am a member of the Board of Directors for CanBIM and have been involved in putting together the Vancouver events held this time each year, this year’s event we have brought together a wide variety of AECO industry leaders including:
  • Sandy Tragus; CFO Mountain Equipment Co-Op
  • Dermot Sweeny;  Sweeny & Co. Architects
  • Helen Goodland; Principal, Brantwood Consulting & BC Construction Assoc.
  • Clint Undseth; VP Innovation, Stuart Olson
  • David Redfern; Lafarge EVP
  • Brian Tucker; VP Development Construction Westbank Properties
  • Michael Chubb; Innovation, Vancouver International Airport

To name but a few…

Of special note is our Keynote Presenter, the Honourable Amrik Virk, the Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens’ Services who will be sure to engage and inspire. 

Keynote Speaker Announced! 
Honourable Amrik S. Virk, 
Minister of Technology, Innovation & Citizens' Services, 
MLA for Surrey-Tynehead, Province of British Columbia
Please check out the CanBIM Website for Agenda details.

Early Bird Deadline ends December 20th. 
Deadline  December  20th  -  11:59PM
CanBIM  Member  -  $250.00
Non-Member  -  $300.00
CanBIM  Exhibitor  -  $900.00
Non-Member  Exhibitor  -  $1200.00
Student  Non-Member  $45.00
Student  CanBIM  Member  $25.00


Begins  December  21st  -  12:00AM 
CanBIM  Member  -  $300.00
Non-Member  -  $350.00
CanBIM  Exhibitor  -  $1200.00
Non-Member  Exhibitor  -  $1500.00
Student  $65.00 
CanBIM  Student  Member  $45.00 

Monday 12 December 2016

Facilitating Change in the Construction Industry

Join us February 1st and 2nd 2017 in Vancouver for our CanBIM Regional Session titled; Facilitating Change in the Construction Industry.

In order for BIM to deliver significant value, key design and construction disciplines need to be aligned. The challenge is to bridge the historic disconnect between finance, design, construction and operations. The need for productivity improvement within the construction industry is expediting the convergence of technologies, materials and processes to improve productivity and higher performing buildings; the implementation of innovative technologies like BIM are at center of this shift.