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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Why consider me for your next Revit/BIM project?

I had someone tell me the other day that I was not being considered for a role as they thought I wan't qualified enough as a BIM expert... 

As such I thought I'd write a quick post outlining a brief summary of my BIM experience to avoid this occurring again.
  1. I'm a Graduate Architect - I haven't registered as I've personally had no need for the additional qualification in the roles I've been completing
  2. I've been using Revit since 2001 (12 years) - one of the first in Australia
  3. I've developed Revit for Asset Management and Facilities Management for major Petroleum Retail Giants
  4. I've completed hundreds of full Revit projects!
  5. I've completed 7 projects where I've gone from Revit direct to fabrication (laser cutting from the model) as well as producing shop drawings directly saving money in bringing in extra trades and avoiding any remodelling steps.
  6. I'm working on further developing the BIM-MEPaus Standards for MEP Engineers & Contractors throughout Australia
  7. I consult frequently to multiple Architectural, Structural & MEP firms to develop their Revit and BIM Standards and generally assist them win more work by allowing them to offer more than their competitors by utilising BIM.
  8. I assisted in developing the Australia & New Zealand Revit Standards (ANZRS)
  9. I wrote BIM Implementation Plans, BIM Execution Plan Templates and facilitated meetings to deploy BIM at a Tier 1 Contractor's, back in 2007 when others were just starting to hear about BIM.
  10. I completed clash detection modelling and clash reports, 4D Sequencing in Navisworks for numerous projects for many Tier 1 Contractors.    This included connecting into MS Project & Primavera schedules.
  11. I assisted a Tier 1 Contractor on mining projects and their technician was so impressed they asked me in to train their team and push BIM in their offices
  12. I've recently finished up on a major health care project.  I was originally contracted for 3 weeks to perform a task that had previously been completed by a major reseller and Autodesk, the team was so happy with my results they contracted my services for a further 12 months!
  13. I've worked on projects with 1:1 modelling requirements through to projects worth $7B in the UAE which many thought were impossible to build.
  14. I'm working with the Landscape Architect on another very large health care project to develop Revit Standards and assist with modelling.  
  15. I've now provided services for Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Seismic, Fuel, Hydraulic, Fire, Traffic, Civil modelling & coordination
  16. As part of my role at Cadway (6 years) I was responsible for exploring new technologies, filtering through the marketing fluff, testing and identifying what was worth implementing and what wasn't.  Then finally implementing the technologies.
  17. I have experience and resources to customise Revit to develop tools to expedite and improve quality/efficiency of Projects in Revit.
  18. I've spoken at many international Revit/BIM Conferences & Events with excellent feedback
  19. My Revit Family Creation skills are second to none
  20. I've worked on just about every typology of project you can think of.  Including: Multi-Res, Masterplanning, Health Care, Mining, Defence, Retail, Mixed Use, Institutional, Education, Transport, Art, Interior, Landscape, High Rise, Commercial.
Of course my CV goes into this in a lot more detail.  But hopefully this gives you the confidence that I know what I'm doing...

2 comments:

Dominic Martens said...

I have had the pleasure to work alongside Chris and learn from his expertise and if he isn't a true "BIM expert", I don’t know anyone who is. I read the Title and thought it was a joke at first but read on I'm surprised at what i read.

I think there are too many FAKES in the world claiming they are a “BIM Expert” or are the best at “BIM”, when the truly gifted and knowledgeable people in BIM miss out on the job.

I think anyone who said these comment need to have good hard look at themselves.

Chris said...

Thanks Dominic. I've only just found this comment as all my comment moderation emails were going to my old cadway address... I've updated it now.

Unfortunately I still don't seem to get as far as a interview on any BIM positions lately, I must smell or something... lol