BIM for Architects & Designers (post 3 of 4)

General Note: Over the past decade, I’ve been hired by almost every type of actor in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) environment to help introduce advanced-technology workflows into their projects. This is the third in a series of four posts that summarizes those BIM, VDC, & parametric contributions at a high level.

One of the most creatively rewarding collaborations I encounter is to consult at architectural offices — usually to assess and expand the firm’s use of BIM and VDC technologies.

Each office has a different approach to design. Thank goodness! Naturally, a variety of design approaches necessitates a whole spectrum of ways to help those firms grow their technology portfolio. Widening their that portfolio of tools thus expands the potential buildings they can deliver.

Below is the first place where all those consulting service topics have been compiled for the first time. Its a little overwhelming to see the variety of uses for my advisement about technology — and for the ways designers have pushed platforms to their ends:

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BIM for Contractors (post 2 of 4)

General Note: Over the past decade, I’ve been hired by almost every type of actor in the Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) environment to help introduce advanced-technology workflows into their projects. This is the second in a series of four posts that summarizes those BIM, VDC, & parametric contributions at a high level.

One of the most enriching collaborations I enjoy with my technology consulting is in general contractors’ offices — usually while helping the group advance Building Information Models (BIM) into Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) tools.

Each contracting office has a different approach to project organization, usually based on current project needs. This is one of the main reasons contractors are required to be some of the most nimble players in the AEC industry — on each project they inherit a huge amount of previously-made decisions, and they find themselve conforming to some of the most diverse and disorganized datasets accordingly.

Below is the first place where all my GC consulting service topics have been compiled for the first time. What is remarkable about this list is how each topic has sprung from a moment when the GC has had to lead decsion-making at the relative end of a project’s design cycle:

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