How do you knock down the tallest tree? One hack at a time. I was going to write about the upcoming AEC Hackathon at Facebook HQ, and my new BIMbuddy, Jared, beat me to it. If you don’t follow Shoegnome, you really should. Last week I had coffee with Greg Howes of IDEAbuilder, and one… Read More

I must say, no one can drive a point home through a graph quite like Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA – the CEO of HOK. This one below will surely join his other greatest hit – the MacLeamy Curve, which although completely overused in every presentation today on BIM, was authored way back in the early days… Read More

“Before we use any power tools, let’s take a moment to talk about shop safety. Be sure to read, understand, and follow all the safety rules that come with your power tools. Knowing how to use your power tools properly will greatly reduce the risk of personal injury. And remember this: there is no more… Read More


Do we really need Revit Standards for the firm that are paper-based doorstops? Will anyone read them? Usually, no. Most of us only have the patience for digesting spoonfuls of information at a time. “The best thing about standards… is that there are so many to choose from.” What’s wrong with the traditional BIM Standards… Read More

LF8081 - Leading Change Reinventing BIM Leadership from the Ground Up - Slides

Feeling stuck as a CAD or Model Manager? Stepping up to the challenges that await you as a BIM Leader is a healthy change we can all take boldly. Be proactive, not reactive Leaders are important throughout an entire organization. Understanding that the role of a leader is to inspire, this can happen at all… Read More