About my job

As a part of the building information systems department, I’m involved in the development and implementation of BIM in our design process. This implies various tasks, from finding new software solutions to assure in-house user support.

The main part of the job, the so-called BIM Manager thing, is to organize the design process around chosen BIM software. Creating model templates according to the specification of the company, organizing multi-users modeling around a main model and providing users support are among the everyday tasks.

Apart from the in-house building design, we have also created BIM specific solutions for design offices or general contractors. These solutions range from synthesis and coordination at the early stage of a project to BIM facility management on existing buildings.

Finally, I try to keep in touch with all the BIM-related solutions, following the evolution of the information technology for building construction, from code-driven form-finding to on-site management using tablets and cloud-hosted solutions.

Why a new blog about Building Information Modeling ?

First of all, welcome to the BIM 42 blog, dedicated to Building Information Modeling and some related subjects.

Following advices from WordPress, I try to answer a few questions about this new blog, just to be sure I may have something worth to say.

What am I going to do with this?

In this blog, I will talk about information technology in the AEC industry. BIM is the main topic, but some digressions about visualization, documents management, pure 3D modeling or anything else will be common.

Who is going to read this?

This blog aims to be accessible by anyone from the building industry, BIM expert or not. Most post will be technicaly oriented, but I will try to keep in mind all those who aren’t spend their days in modeling softwares.

What kinds of information will I be posting?

For the most part, I will post comment on BIM software like Revit, Digital Project, Navisworks, and probably many others. I will also share some more general thoughts about BIM concepts, information technology applied to construction, and evolutions in the process of designing buildings.

Why am I doing this?

It’s my job. I’m working in the BIM department of a French engineering office and as a part of my job, I have to keep myself up to date with all BIM related solution and implement them in my company.

Who am I doing this for?

For myself, and for anyone interested in Building Information Modeling and related subjects.

How often am I going to be posting and adding information?

I’ll try to write post on a weekly basis, but don’t expect to much of me…

If you have any suggestions for interesting topics to cover, as well as any remark about the blog itself, feel free to post a comment or send me a message through the “Contact Me” form.