Audio Exclusive: How mature is BIM adoption in the Far East?

Credit: Daniel Yang
Credit: Daniel Yang

On Friday of this week (June 12th, 2015), the latest edition of our Crunch Time audio interview series will arrive, allowing you to get to know a Building Information Modelling professional on a personal and professional basis.

Architect, BIM Specialist, CGI Artist and Designer, Daniel Yang, Founder of BIM architecture studio Fat Sumo will be the latest interviewee to discuss his career with BIMcrunch Editor Jack White. Yang discusses starting his career at Stride Treglown in Plymouth before moving to Hong Kong with no job prospects lined-up(!) hoping to find success. Fast forward to seven years later and Yang’s business has offices in China, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, regularly works with Greenwich University, London and University of Cairo in Egypt and are set to launch a Certified BIM Diploma alongside the Hong Kong Design Institute.

In a preview clip of the upcoming interview, Jack asks Daniel about his thoughts on the UK as a world leader in BIM and how the Eastern world are holding up in comparison. Daniel believes that Hong Kong and China are figuratively around three years behind the UK, with Hong Kong only currently having one BIM standard that is not yet completed! Fat Sumo are going to be helping write that too.

Daniel believes that Japan and Singapore are showing positive signs of joining the UK and the United States at the front of the pack, and he gives examples and cites his own experiences to give you all an update on the maturity level of BIM adoption in the Far East.

Listen to the Crunch Time preview snippet below.

Check back to BIMcrunch this Friday (June 12th, 2015) to hear the Crunch Time interview with Daniel in its entirety.

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