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It’s a current joke that “you know you live in San Francisco when your friends move to Manhattan because the rents are reasonable”. San Francisco has the highest rents and the fastest growing house prices in the US, driven by an apparently insatiable demand that far outstrips supply. In parallel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at BusinessofBIM
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While at Autodesk University earlier this month, I had the pleasure of catching up with Susan Brattberg of Global eTraining, an Autodesk partner, to talk about the training and organizational development needs associated with enterprise-wide BIM adoption. Susan made an interesting observation about the potential for BIM adoption to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at BusinessofBIM
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This short case for public transportation in The Atlantic is notable for both its impact and conciseness, and is in my view a model for effective communication. Why does this have any relevance to BIM? One of the main issues that we face is not the engineering design, but in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at BusinessofBIM
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One of the smaller but interesting election results from yesterday is the success of a grassroots movement in Boulder, CO to reject ballot measure 310 and that pitted New Era Colorado, a local political organization, against Xcel Energy. A well produced video of New Era Colorado’s campaign outlines their objectives... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at BusinessofBIM
I read with interest this article, which was brought to my attention by Chris Andrews, that speculates on Google’s plans to create “a platform with online-based planning applications to help architects and engineers in the design process, especially for skyscrapers and large buildings” with the objective to “save 30-50% in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2013 at BusinessofBIM
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