Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My BIMblog and the books I’m reading



While rereading Jonathan Franzen’s book ‘Freedom’ over the last couple of weeks, the recognition of my own traits’ in his heroine’s mock self-depreciation made me feel a bit uncomfortable.
I could see myself in this blog using an amateur version of Patty Berglund’s sense of humour minus JF’s literary brilliance, of course, let’s keep it suitable modest.

Almost a year of winging and wining in ‘DebunkTheBIM’, no wonder my anonymous fan found it so difficult to follow the posts. (not that it stopped him/her, just made the experience very painful, I presume from the comments still landing occasionally).
I sympathise. Or empathise? Whatever.

Look at it from my angle: Once I committed to find the ‘holy grail’ of BIM, I was sort of stuck.
At the end of the day, how many different ways could I say, that:
The methods of task-sharing used on AEC projects are preventing the successful implementation of BIM...
...while widespread implementation of BIM is essential for the ‘creation of buildings’ to become better, more economical and sustainable.
And stay profitable.
Or become profitable again, provided no property bubble comes to save our skins and profits in a non-BIM, easy to digest way....

I’m into Dawn French’s novel now, ‘A Tiny Bit Marvellous’;
Another varyingly mild but sometimes heavily-sarcastic, self-depreciating heroine to entertain me.
Must be the fashion these days.


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