Thursday, January 15, 2009

Jason Howden Associate - IT Systems (BIM & IPD) Manager - Archaus Architects

Based in Wellington, New Zealand, Jason has worked for leading architectural practises in both New Zealand and the UK. Jason’s 14-year career in Architecture has seen him working as an Architectural CAD Technician, 3D Visualisation Artist and later as a CAD/IT/BIM Manager on some very interesting projects including one of New Zealand’s first Integrated Project Delivery (IDP) projects.

Since 2006 Jason has been heavily involved in the adoption of Autodesk Revit into existing design studios and has developed several streamlined workflows to help enable design teams to get the most from this very powerful software application. In 2007 Jason founded to develop advanced productivity tools for Revit that provide an instant return on investment to design offices using Revit.

Jason is passionate about BIM and IPD and how these technologies and work processes can change the way construction projects are ultimately built, actively promoting them in the construction industry in New Zealand and aboard from his blog.

Jason also writes a regular technology column in the e-newsletter Spe[a]k and was a founding member of the Wellington Revit Users Group, RUGWELL, to help promote the adoption of BIM Technologies in the AEC community in New Zealand. Jason was a guest speaker at RTC2008, Autodesk Super Users Tour 2008 and AU 2008 where he lectured on the integration of Revit and 3DS Max in a design office."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Sara Sweeney

My Photo Green Building Theology.

Sara Sweeney
I am an Architect, LEED AP, GreenFaith Fellow (in religious/spiritual environmental leadership), self-professed building science geek and committed environmentalist. I am also Founder and Principal of EcoVision Green Solutions Services LLC, a firm offering specialized project management in sustainable design & construction, as well as furthering a sustainable built environment through research and education. I'm independent, original, analytical, determined and interested in serving humanity.

Gregory Arkin - BIM Consultant

General Contractor, Autodesk reseller, BIM Consultant, expert on Autodesk software.
Specializing in BIM, IPD, LEED.

Changing the linear process of design and construction to one of shared information utilizing BIM, IPD and Integrated Design Processes.


Welcome / Introduction

I purchased the domain name right after I came back from Autodesk University 2008. I met so many intriguing people that all knew so much more than me, but some of them told me how much more I knew than they did.

I decided that I would try to create a global organization/team of BIM experts that could change the world. I really just got the name originally to forward to my main blog, but during a conversation I was having today with Sara Sweeney of fame, I had an inspirational thought. Why not create a website where we could put all our resources together, people, places, ideas, software, hardware, concepts, studies, success stories, real life experiences and more so people wouldn't have to struggle.

It's like the Borg and we are the collective. All of our minds are on the same thought. Changing the world. Sustainable Design. LEED. Green Building, BIM. IPD. Leaving the world a better place for our great grandchildren.

Since it's my blog, I nominate, second and vote myself President. Sara Sweeney is the first charter member and I nominate, second and vote for her to be Vice President unless someone offers me money and she's out of here like that. Just kidding Sara. Topical political humor.

This isn't going to be like Twitter, Facebook or Linked In. You really have to know your stuff to be a part of the organization. Will this end up being a free service/website or something where people have to pay for our resources, knowledge and expertise? I don't know. We'll see how it all works out. We all need to earn a living and we all know how time consuming it is to tell the story.

So, here's goes nothing......let's get the BIM Brain started!!!!!
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