Well its been a long time coming (circa RTC 2009 I believe), but the proposal for a National BIM Group framework is once again up for discussion next week at the Revit Technology Conference.
Mark Cronin, a founding member of the extremely successful BrisBIM group, has put out a call for a “meeting of the tribes” to discuss this significant opportunity. Think Game of Thrones meets Big Bang Theory!
If you are /have / or want to be involved in a BIM group and have an opinion or suggestion regarding this potential, then get along to this meeting or drop an email reply to Mark at the details below.
Matt Stark, Dungeon Master.
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From: Mark Cronin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 20 May 2014 15:29
Subject: A National BIM Proposal at RTC
Ladies and Gentleman,
I would like to invite you to a significant BIM discussion being held on Friday the 30th of May at Hotel Pullman Melbourne.
This time and location has been selected to tie in with those attending RTC Australasia 2014. Our original proposal for a facilitated forum at RTC did not make the formal programme, but the RTC committee have kindly provided a venue for us to host this informal session.
Following on from several discussions with industry peers, the BrisBIM committee would like to share the structure and behind the scenes setup of BrisBIM. More importantly, it is intended to bring together the most motivated BIM experts in the country (and beyond) to discuss the potential of a national (and beyond?) framework for similar BIM groups.
We have either previously had discussions with you, or your name has been suggested by a member of the BrisBIM committee.
Just to be clear, the intention isn’t a national super group (however world domination is temping!), but merely a united front for regional BIM groups. The intention is to develop a sense of belonging or contributing to something bigger (think UK BIM crew). Ideally this overarching entity would become recognised by the industry as the place to turn for expert information about BIM. It wouldn’t be attempting to replace or impede other’s valiant efforts, just provide a link between the regional groups that allow them to benefit from shared knowledge and resources.
If you are interested in finding out more or having your say, then please come along! Voice your opinion on the ways that multiple regional BIM groups could work together to provide a consolidated body for the benefit of all.
Is it Viable?
How can we make it work?
Willing members to help the cause.
Location: State Room 3, Hotel Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park.
Time: 12pm – 1pm Friday 30th May 2014, grab lunch and make you way over!
Please do come along and be part of this exciting BIM initiative. Feel free to forward this invitation to specific individuals that you believe would be interested in attending this gathering. We look forward to seeing you there.
The BrisBIM Committee