Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

With the advent of Collaboration For Revit, VDI (centralized Virtual desktops) and single-domain/ Single servers work can be distributed across AECOM and we can strip the 'Silo'd' mentality.

Consolidate unit types (e.g. make all the architectural employees part of B+P) Other divisions could search through the resources to see who had worked on particular project types i.e. Themed, Water, GSA, Military, Classified capable, etc.

Then we could Restructure our billing for projects to a more unified per unit-of-focus. Architecture one would typically expect to see phasing and sub grouping reflecting Pursuit, Contract, SD, DD, CD, Estimating, CA, Facilities Management, etc. also correlating to BIM standards, as well as platforms (AutoCAD, Revit, etc. ) Usage in those projects.

From this, standardized metrics can be developed for all projects within units

Sold time should also allow for about 15% for pursuits, emails, phone calls. This should help loosen work to distribute it across AECOM to provide billable work for everyone.

Education assessment and strengthening-education are also huge- having 'Sold' time available (i.e. 4 hours per month- required to validate information in quizzes etc.) to bolster employee education is huge. The old adage "What happens if they are trained then they leave; or is it worse to be untrained and stay?"

Monday, June 6, 2016

Revit Add-Ons: Enscape Version 1.5.1 Adds Revit 2017 Support

Revit Add-Ons: Enscape Version 1.5.1 Adds Revit 2017 Support:

'via Blog this'

fully integrated Revit BIM system from SD to contract to CD and CA.

Most of my career I have dreamed, been mapping and working on a fully integrated system that starts with check-box contract integration and maps that information into deliverable milestones, folder structures, and time sheets so that everything works cohesively. I have years of flow charts, mind maps tie together for a substantial organizational structure that has many built in cross checks based on my experiences and those who shared their experiences..

I Believe I have an effective solution to the data management and production aspect.

Next is integration with a database system and linkage to 'typical' contractual segments which are joined and linked into the deliverable portion of the database. That legal base would require corporate legal to spell out the sections of contracts for each discipline for a given project; these sections can then be cross checked for conflicts or required extensions for more effective billing and estimation.The project is then pull-planned mapping each BIM deliverable paralleling physical construction. 'Plan the build then build the plan' is a great Mantra for this and when everyone on the design/build team is on board- I believe a near-zero change order can be achieved- just need to learn database integration : ).