Crunch Time: Richard Taylor

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.

Boston-based Technical Evangelist for Ideate Software, Richard Taylor is this week’s interviewee. Richard shares details of Ideate’s three plug-ins for Autodesk Revit, and how their solutions solve problems that other products simply do not. Richard compares plug-ins like Ideate BIMLink, Ideate Explorer and Ideate Sticky for BIM software platforms to apps for smartphones; whilst a smartphone comes with various unique applications for various methods, they cannot do everything that everyone is looking for.

Elsewhere in the interview, Richard reflects on his near 30 year career, discussing industry events he has attended and his opinions on their importance and relevance, the reluctance of some in the industry to invest in software and he also gives an insight into working for two of BIM’s biggest names – Autodesk and Bentley.

Richard also reminisces on his university days in the UK, referencing the strong connection has has with the country in the quick-fire, fun ‘Crunch Time Questions’ segment at the end of the interview.

Listen to the four-part conversation below.

Want to connect with Richard? Follow him and Ideate on Twitter. You can also reach Richard via LinkedIn and check out Ideate’s official website for more on their software products.

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