Category Archives: Career

All things related to my career.

Not just about “whiz-bang” BIM software

The type of BIM integration that leads to value needs to extend beyond the software.  You don’t need to hear that from me as many have documented lessons learned the hard way.    Josh Oakley’s article for AecBytes.com last month … Continue reading

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Press Release for Important services supporting BIM-to-Field workflows

I got a chance to work with a progressive set of field guys on a recent Ghafari project for Ford of Lima Ohio.  I gave these guys a positive quote because I believe in what they are doing and it’s importance in … Continue reading

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so.. Laser scanning is just another CAD reference?? Your doing is right.

360 laser scanning is not new to the construction industry.  However, neither are the challenges it presents to traditional AE delivery systems.  A bunch of points in space don’t make for very good paper drawings.  The processes often put in place to … Continue reading

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smart buildings will need to keep up with smart …everything else

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ-VjUKAsao&feature=player_embedded I ran across this video in a news feed and it made me realize that there might be many next steps available to those industries who are taking the first today to invest in smart building technology and integration.  If … Continue reading

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BIM Execution Plan post on Penn States site

BIM execution plans are becoming more visible online as more experience with collaborative BIM highlights the need for a plan.  Jumping into BIM without a plan can be a costly mistake as there are several difference expectations to consider.  I found a … Continue reading

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Integrated BIM Needs a Workplan to be Lean

BIM only takes more time if coordination is a new aspect to consider.  Once the expectation of a 3D BIM model becomes a first cost construction savings, the design process must consider integrated systems that are coordinated at a high level of … Continue reading

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Paperless BIM Delivery Structure – When?

What will be the first large US building construction project to go paperless?  3D BIM models hold all that and more over traditional 2D drawing sets.  There are first generation 3D delivery formats for packaging model systems for contractor bidding and … Continue reading

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Staying Current with the latest in Laser Scanning, BIM and capturing existing conditions

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Integration Case Study – “Professionally Executed BIM”=Opportunity

Predictability is the real catylist for first cost saving for contractors.  I have worked with   many building contractors who have advance there off-site prefabrication capability to capitalize on one of the greatest first-cost values of a coordinated BIM model.  Install convidence … Continue reading

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AEC Changing Trends

My career in the AEC industry has brought me into the forefront of a modern revolution in how buildings are designed and constructed.  It involves the integration of processes and technologies.  While the change is just getting started, the buzz … Continue reading

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