At the recent Revit Technology Conference, many took the opportunity to use the annual “meeting of the BIMminds” to discuss far reaching topics affecting the adoption and utilisation of BIM beyond the usual vendor feature-fest.
Steve Appleby, AECOM’s BIM Practice Lead for Australia and New Zealand and founding member of CollaborateANZ, arranged a RTCx presentation entitled “Which Horse to Back? – Cutting through the multitude of Industry Initiatives” which saw a near capacity attendance.
No less then 13 different “BIM Initiatives” were outlined by Steve, but the free-ranging discussion that followed mentioned several more and most of them un-related to the work and the “outcomes” of any other. What a BIM’ing Mess.
Several in the room (with an architectural background like yours truly) were fair incensed to find out that yet another AIA BIM group has formed (Australian Institute of Architects – not to get confused with the American Institute of Architects .. but who could get them confused) ignoring the work of the initial AIA & CA BIM/IPD Steering Group.
And even more frustrating that only 3 people at the meeting had read any of the published work of the BIM/IPD Steering Group, let alone knew they existed.
The work of this august body has been imaginatively “hidden” at the URL http://www.bim.architecture.com.au/ which may explain the lack of readership?
So, to address this (in some small part), I have re-linked to this work below, and encourage all interested parties to access and utilise the collection of knowledge below. Who knows, we may actually learn something!
Or grab them from the dropbox link below.