2011 was an exciting year for BIM and Integrated Design.
For both my book and blog.
As well as for me, personally:
My book was published in September to great reader response and reviews
In 2011, I created the first-ever musical book trailer video for a BIM book, as well as:
- Well-received speaking gigs on BIM, IPD, Thought Leadership, Lean Design and Construction at Berkeley, AIA HQ in Washington DC, Northwestern University, IIT and several others in Chicago
- Not one but two BIM-related articles published in DesignIntelligence
- Contributed to an article in Residential Architect magazine
- Had a couple posts featured on Bob Borson’s blog, Life of an Architect
- Co-founded an integrated AEC school in Chicago
- Became a Top 10 AEC influencer on social media sites PeerIndex and Klout primarily through my involvement (and your support) on Twitter
- Began writing a couple articles on BIM and IPD for AIA’s The Architects Handbook of Professional Practice 15th Edition to be released in 2013
- Grew my consultancy, Deutsch Insights, that I co-founded 12 years ago by working with some of the best universities and BIM experts in the country
But none of this would have happened without you. Readers who continue to visit the blog and engage with its content.
For this and so much more, I thank you.
In case you didn’t catch all of these, here are the top 10 BIM and Integrated Design blog posts for 2011:
36 Arguments for the Existence of BIM
Design and construction is made up of two kinds of people: 1. those who see BIM as an evolutionary tool and 2. those who see BIM as a revolutionary process. Or in more familiar terms there are BIM atheists and BIM apologists. Which are you?
How to Learn Revit in 1000 Difficult Lessons
There’s no getting around it – we each make learning difficult by not honoring the way we best learn.
For AEC Industry, Is Trust the Killer Mobile App?
We’re all worried about how we’re going to build buildings when we ought to be focused on building trust.
First Fire, then the Wheel, and now BIM
Owners didn’t ask for BIM. Nor for IPD. Never did. Not then and not now.
The Perpetual Improvement of Lean Design
While much has been written about waste – resources, material, time, money – in construction, relatively little has been written about reducing waste in the design process. Here’s a start.
System Requirements for IPD to Flourish
We all know with each release of software the computer system requirements increase. But how about for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)?
BIM and Integrated Design: the College Curriculum
This movie raises two questions we need to answer: Is it time we honor our inner geek? Is it time we get creative with our data?
The announcement of the launch of BIM and Integrated Design: the college course gets me thinking about the role of BIM and IPD in academia.
Is BIM in 10 Words or Less Still BIM?
When you pare Revit down, what’s lost in translation? Actually, very little.