- In terms of the cost and carbon situation:
"BIM may be the paddle that gets us out of shit creek"
- When asked to deal with cost and carbon at the same time:
"If you cannot ride two horses at once, what are you doing in the circus?"
- Why we need collaboration and not an adversarial culture in the construction industry:
"I could have retired at 27 if I could have the time back that was spent arguing"
- Looking at how businesses need to adapt:
"Not one manufacturer of radio valves now makes micro chips"
- On Level-2 BIM:
"We move from just 3D geometry to 3D geometry AND the information behind it"
"In terms of contract currency, 2D information generated from the models is fine for Level-2."
"Nobody is doing Level-3. Level-2.9 is best I've seen"
- Looking at plans of work:
"Plans of work need to define outputs. The data drops. What data does the client get and when?"
- And in terms of bringing the majority of the industry up to Level-2 BIM:
"The good news is that we set ourselves 5 years. The bad news is that we have already used 1 year up."
Forget the Bew-Richards Maturity Model, check out what may just be named the Rawlinson-Coffee-Cup-Diagram. From Level-0 2D cup with no info all of the way to Level-3 cup complete with multi-colour post-its :)
A nice SWOT analysis too - I'll try and grab the slide.
National BIM Report 2012:
I presented the findings from the National BIM Report. Some nice tweets afterwards too - I hope people are finding it a decent document.
Also, great to have the likes of Simon Rawlinson, Brenden Patchell and Bryan Arscott all commenting very favourably about the National BIM Library project.
Some real fantastic things from Balfour Beatty here. The iPad augmented reality live demo. Also the photographs of the project team all gathered around a huge screen showing the BIM in the Balfour Beatty "BIM Cave".
Watching a model develop in parallel to the actual construction so that progress can be modelled and an as-built set of information be developed was great.
Brian from John Lewis Partnership showed their ambition as an intelligent client with a "can do" attitude. "The big question is, when can we model our entire estate?"
Nice slide about how BIM is about reducing risk...