Thursday, 17 December 2015

Satistics and Lies

OK I started to complete the NBS 2016 BIM Survey until I got to this question, then I gave up


What a loaded question, where is the Minority of Projects option?

This is not the only badly created survey sheet on the survey but in terms of usage there should be a percentage range for jobs something Like 0    <25%         26-50%           51-75%          >75%   and 100% 

Not ALL - Majority - Never and Don't Know !

Come on RIBA get real and think about what you are asking or perhaps and you are asking the questions that will give you the results your actually after and not the real picture of what is actually happening at the pointy end and not just at the major government players.

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Autodesk Project Alexandria Becomes the Commercal Package BIM 360 Docs

Autodesk Declares a New World Order in Construction Document Management
Project Alexandria Technology Preview to become new commercial offering in early 2016: Autodesk BIM
360 Docs 

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) announced today at Autodesk University, Autodesk BIM 360 Docs, a comprehensive, cloud-based service for the construction industry that provides a virtual workspace to create, access, maintain, markup and share 2D and 3D project documents, plans and models

Formerly known as Project Alexandria, Autodesk BIM 360 Docs is marketed on the basis it will help to save time, reduce risk and errors in construction projects.  BIM 360 Docs is designed to ensure that the entire project team is building from the correct version of documents and plans.
This is nothing new construction companies many of the larger ones have been using document management systems for some time, they can be a god send or a curse in equal measure. Some of them have illogical dashboards and require a couple of days to learn how to use them.