Thursday, April 21, 2011

Learning of the BIM language has to start at a young age...

Many language tool-providers claim instant-success based on minimal effort, I believe that a language can only be learned by full immersion.
Even with such exposure the older you are, the harder it is to become fluent in a new language.

My own, non-scientific research has identified 3 critical age-bands:
A: 0 to 15 years – high success rate
B: 15 to 30 – medium to good success rate
C: Above 30 – very low success rate

There are exceptions of course, also ‘motivation to learn’ is important.
It is a parameter related to age, if you are in the band C, you’d need to have huge supplies of motivation to achieve similar results to those in the other bands with little of it.

Totally unfair.
The sooner you face this, the better chance to cope you’d have.
For simplicity, treat BIM as a language (it is not quite, but let’s say it is the language of model based communication employed to deliver buildings).
Assuming you belong to band C (and it is highly likely if you are reading this blog); you have 2 choices:
You can either face up that you will need to put enormous amounts of effort and be exceptionally motivated to get anywhere with learning the BIM language or consciously opt to develop your strategies by not speaking the lingo.

I am interested in other strategies!

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