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Do you love your BIM software too much?

The recent announcement of Google killing Google Reader has me thinking about dead software, over specialization, and the dependence on software companies. My readers who use Autodesk products might feel a little uncomfortable for a moment… are you too dependent on the whims of a mega-corporation that is clearly less …

Little Clues

You say “you know what you’re doing in ArchiCAD”. You might not be the best, but you’ve got a really good system. You’re fast and efficient. But how quickly can an ArchiCAD Expert tell if you’re a good judge of your own skills or just horribly deluded? That all depends …

BIM Guilt: How many Ds are you doing?

BIM Guilt: the feeling that you aren’t ‘doing’ enough to claim BIM. There is a perception that to qualify as someone doing BIM, you can’t just talk about your 3D models. A mere three dimensions is pathetic. To matter, you better be doing at least 4D models, if not 5D …

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The Sound of Doom, Reflections, and What’s Next

I figured out how to easily change the tag-line on the website. One more thing to experiment with. The Sound of Doom Stippling. If you’ve heard me talk about being an architect in the 21st century, then I’ve probably referenced this. I’ve worked with architects who still stipple by hand. …

BIMzilla vs Mecha-BIMzilla

What’s your Horrible BIM blog name?

Rebranding and Evolution I’ve been spending a lot of time working on what’s next with my career, my company and my writing. This year has been one of upheaval, risk, and experimentation. Remember the last two weeks? I think next week I’ll share some more news about this fall. And …

I Quit my job this week. What have you been up to?

Seriously. After 4 1/2 years at SALA Architects, I’ve left to pursue other adventures. I left my very stable job. A job where my coworkers appreciated what I provided for the firm and would love for me to stay there forever. During the worse economic meltdown in almost a century. …

Why isn’t your next job posting like this one?

A while ago I saw a job posting. Here are some highlights. If you could hire someone tomorrow, would your job posting look like this? Why not? Small, award-winning firm seeks licensed Architect/Project Manager. 60% multi-family housing, mainly for non-profit developers of affordable housing. 40% single family residential, commercial and …