Dan Rossiter, who works in the public sector as a design team leader on a number of schemes, gives us a roundup of his best BIM sources in our latest BIMBrunch.
The BIM task group website (http://www.revitcity.com/index.php), as well as Revit City (http://www.revitcity.com/index.php) have always been my main sources of information. Another very useful page is Bond Bryan’s standards page (http://bimblog.bondbryan.com/standards/) which links to all of the principal UK relevant BIM standards.
I haven’t read any books on BIM. I tend to rely on information from the task group website, links on Twitter or seminars I am invited to.
I do however read the AUG monthly magazine (http://www.augi.com/augiworld/) and have recently voted on the software wish list (hoping for a room phase parameter!!).
Top event attended recently
The last BIM event I attended was the Construction Excellence in Wales BIM Advanced seminar. CE Wales put on a wide range of informative events across Wales, one of which I am about to attend on the legal aspects of BIM.
The BIM advanced seminar I attended focused on execution planning, as well as looking at PAS1192, LoD, and the wealth of softwares available. The event felt very balanced and practical, which was a refreshing change from others I had previously attended.
Favourite Twitter handle to follow
@BondBryanBIM is easily the most useful BIM tweeter I am aware of, but I also follow the Task Group @BIMgcs, Autodesk, CPIC @CPIComittee, Building SMART UK @BuildingSMARTUK,and of course @BIMCrunch.
Blog you regularly read
The Revit Kid (http://therevitkid.blogspot.co.uk/) was a favourite of mine when I was still finding my feet, and I still check the archive every now and again for solutions when the software won’t give me what I want.
Networking event you regularly attend
As I work for a local council and live on the
better other side of the bridge, I don’t really have the opportunity to network.
Hopefully this’ll change as there’s a lot of very knowledgeable people out there, and I’m sure I would benefit a lot from getting to know them a bit better.
To read more from Dan, find his ‘Best BIM! Bad BIM!’ moments here: http://bimcrunch.com/component/k2/item/800-best-bim-bad-bim-dan-rossiter.