I am a manager of construction information, tools and people .
I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.
I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
From Zero to Hero in 18 months!
Who says engaging with BIM must be detrimental to one’s
BIM is doing wonders to some people’s careers. There’s a gentleman
I know of, who went from being ‘just’ a CAD manager in a public company to
becoming the Head of Information Services of a large entity, and getting
charged with writing the BIM specification for a huge project.
And, I mean HUGE project!
(you’ll run out of space on your average calculator
trying to punch in all the numbers of the value of this project!)
Talk about being in the right place in the right time! Or
knowing the right people.
Either way, it is another sad day for good-old BIM. Another day, when a CAD Manager has seized the power. Or,
See, I’m weary of CAD Managers getting into BIM.
Chalk it up to 20 years of working alongside them, internationally.
Can CAD Managers really become good BIM Managers?
I know, there exists a Linkedin Group with a name that
suggests they could and are, still I am very skeptical.
In the spirit of my usually lame analogies, let me ask a
question: would you hand over the management of an airport (including the fleet
of aircraft) to someone that drove trucks all his life?
Or your super-duper railway system?
OK, I’m being jealous. I’ve somehow missed the boat