Crunch Time: Paul Swaddle

Crunch Time - Paul Swaddle

The #GlobalBIMCrew are known for being an incredibly lively, sociable and helpful group of people who love to discuss their experiences within the Building Information Modelling sector whilst attending a plethora of nationwide BIM events. How would you like to get to know even more about your fellow BIM enthusiasts and experts? Crunch Time will let you learn more about your fellow industry members professionally, as well we as personally when they answer fun questions against the clock.

Paul Swaddle has many strings to his bow. NBS and RIBA Enterprises‘ Head of Business Solutions has a degree in architecture, has experience as a technical author, a software training expert and now he has co-authored a much-discussed industry publication. (He’s even a certified American Football coach too!)

BIM for Dummies was released last month, and the Building Information Modelling community have been quick to praise the eagerly-anticipated book that is “an easy–to–follow introduction to BIM”, filled to the brim with “hands–on guidance for understanding drivers for change, the benefits of BIM, requirements you need to get started, and where BIM is headed”.

In this instalment of Crunch Time, BIMcrunch Editor Jack White probes Paul on every element of the book. The pair discuss how Wiley approached Paul to help write the book, the timeframe of the project, scope of content, technical authoring experience and how that impacted putting pen to paper in a different way. Paul also goes into detail about the book’s target audience, how it addresses the legacy of Level 2, what chapters focus on emerging technologies and workflows, and more.

Get to know Paul personally and professionally by listening below.

BIM for Dummies is available now, priced at £24.99 RRP on hardback, and £17.09 on Kindle. It can be purchased via Amazon, RIBA Bookshops, Google Play Books, Wordery (available for £16.64), Hive, Book Depository and Waterstones.

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