Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monthly Single Posted

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July's monthly single has been posted! "GD Woman" is the title track from 2011's "Freeborn" CD. Rip. Mix. Burn. Share. Link. Just play it LOUD!

Download link at the bottom left:

And yes - the highbrow among us may be go faint at the knees or scowl disapprovingly at the more base and visceral - but I've got news for ya:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Helping Shape the National BIM Standard

One of my 'little' side projects has been getting involved in some efforts at the buildingSMART alliance. Last year I began by participating in a group project to standardize cost estimating through the use of BIM. As you can imagine, that's an extremely difficult problem to solve and our efforts continue. More recently, I was asked to become involved with the National BIM Standard project committee for the United States. Given my prior experience with corporate standards at SOM, I agreed to join.

Since joining, I have been named the Chair of the Design Work Group for NBIMS-US version 2. case you didn't already know, version 1 was completed a few years ago and can be downloaded for free from the buildingSMART alliance website. While the first version consisted of almost 200 pages dedicated to introducing the work of the NBIMS committee and the scope of BIM, it did start to address some key concepts towards the standardization of this oft misunderstood paradigm.

"Time's up. Had your chance. Muffed it."

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Cudos to whoever posts the source of title of the blog post. Hint: It's a movie that first inspired my love for technology and design at the age of three! It's the story of one man that can design, build and dream. And in the end he gets the hot girl with the foreign accent and gruff father-in-law (that turns out to be a soft grandfather).

Oh shit...the parallels are scary.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Time Is Running Out

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Do you make the decisions that your company ultimately implements? Do those decisions effect dozens (if not hundreds) of people and projects?

Are you essential to the success of your business?

Have you registered for RTC North America?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Here's What We're Gonna Do


Get up on my stage one more time...

Times are tough. So here's what we're gonna do.

The first of every month the FLAT TIRES are going to put up a single. Could be a song from one of their albums. Might be a live video from a recent show. Full fidelity. Not some crappy low-bandwith MP3.

You'll be able to download the single for a month. It's yours. Rip. Mix. Burn.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Revit In The Classroom

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As many of you know, one of the chapters in "Beyond" section in Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 is focused on using Revit in higher education. This past year, we had the pleasure of working with Singapore Polytechnic.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Partly Cloudy


Well, there's a lot of buzz over the "cloud" at the moment. Apple has even got all the fanboys wetting themselves like puppies with excitement over Monday's announcement. So before Steve throws the switch on his patented "Reality Distortion Field" I thought it best to inoculate you from all the hype coming next Monday. There's a couple of options (related to Apple) and a couple of implications (for the AEC space).