Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

Merry Christmas everybody.

I'd like to thank everyone for all their support over the past few months as this blog has gotten off the ground. It's been fun and a great learning experience.

My first week at Erdman has given me some insight into the challenges of implementing Revit into a fairly large Design Build/Integrated Project Delivery firm. I'd have to say that they are not few and far between, however, they are definitely on their way. In the upcoming year,I hope to post some of the challenges that we face and the solutions we achieve. But for now, I just need to get home for Christmas through the wind and snow. Not looking forward to that 5 hr drive.

I hope the upcoming New Year treats you all well. Keep the faith. Let's make this a BIM-tastic Year!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Life in a Snow Globe

Well, loyal reader ( I assume there must be one or two) it has been a busy month. As is evidenced my lack of Blogging. I feel like I live in a snow globe that an excited 3yr old has just discovered.

In the first half of the month I was SWAMPED at work. Training for me, me training others, implementing Revit at a couple of clients offices.

The REAL Snowstorm started right before Thanksgiving. In short, the Autodesk Retailer that I was working for had to close it's doors forever due to the current economy. I know... WOW!

Luckily I was offered a job with a progressive Healthcare facility design/build firm. What a blessing. To go from employed, to unemployed, to employed again in the span of a week doesn't happen very often. And to have a career upgrade in the process ... Whoo Hoo!

So, yesterday was my first official day as a Engineering BIM Coordinator for Erdman (formerly Marshall Erdman and Associates.) From their website.

" Erdman (a Cogdell Spencer Company) is a fully integrated, single source provider of planning and programming, architectural design, engineering and construction, and development services. One firm, one vision."

Given that Erdman has recently moved it's corporate office to a new facility... and that they recently merged with another company... you would think that their plate was full. However, they (hmmmmm, we) are aggressively implementing BIM into their integrated process. I am excited to be a part of the process.

So along with the new position comes selling our house (the position is in Madison, WI) and moving the family (wife and 10 month old daughter)...

Ironically, as I sit here snow is falling outside my window. There is about 5 inches of snow on the ground and more seems to be coming. More exciting things to come...