Hey, it’s Michael from ArchSmarter.
I’m going to be talking about BIM management later today. More specifically, I’ll be discussing the superpowers you need to succeed and thrive as a BIM Manager. Let’s face it, BIM managers need to juggle a lot of responsibilities. From learning new technology to leading user training to troubleshooting complex problems, there’s more than enough to keep one person busy. If you’re juggling project work in addition to BIM management duties, you’re even more squeezed for time. I’m teaming up with veteran BIM Manager, Jordan BIllingsley to bring you a free workshop today 2 pm Eastern (11 am Pacific). In this one-hour workshop, we’ll share with you the 5 essential skills every BIM manager needs to stay sane and excel in this challenging role. Want to join us? If so, click the link below.
I hope to see you there. Alright, it’s almost time to change into my superhero costume. Here are 5 things to check out this week:
#1: 13 Beginner Mistakes to Avoid in Revit
Revit Pure is really looking out for us this week. Check out their latest post with valuable information and a full video tutorial covering some of the basic mistakes that are often made when working in Revit. From exploding DWG files to disorganized project browsers, this article is a good self-check on your own Revit skills. Definitely worth a look!
#2: Discussing the Future of Architects: Convergence and Superusers (Part 2)
Sit back again and enjoy part two of Architosh’s recent interview with professor, author and architect Randy Deutsch. In this article, Randy touches on the attributes, or C-factors, that superusers embody. These include working smarter and being prepared for changes, two valuable traits regardless of where you are in your career. Another engaging read!
#3: Space planning in Dynamo
So many bubbles, so little space. That’s often the frustration when it comes to space planning. Well, here comes Dynamo to help you out with a new package called DynaSpace. This package of nodes pairs traditional bubble diagramming with geometric constraint algorithms, making the task of configuring room layouts a lot easier. Check out the article for video examples and a download link so that you can try it today.
#4: Taking the Architectural Registration Exam
What’s your first reaction when you hear the letters A, R, and E? Utter panic? A sense of dread? No matter when you took your exams, you may still break out into a cold sweat recalling the hours spent studying, testing, and worrying. The Life of an Architect crew are here to talk all things ARE in their latest podcast. A great read and/or listen for your Thursday afternoon!
#5: The Awkward but Essential Art of Office Chitchat
This week’s work tip focuses on how to interact and establish rapport with your co-workers. What’s the best way to do this, you ask? Two words…..Small Talk. Yes, making (or not making) small talk with your coworkers can be a deciding factor when it comes time for possible promotions. Take a breath and try to release the anxiety as the New York Times offers up great advice on how to make the most of office chatting.
Question of the Week:
What’s one good tip or trick you’ve learned recently? Work or life hacks welcome!
That’s all from me. Hope you’re having a great week.