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The world of BIM is sometimes shown in its glamour, through beautiful renderings, impeccable drawings, 3D models and cool tools. However, it’s not all glamourous, and there are issues that BIM professionals face in their field of work.
That’s why I took the opportunity to discuss these issues with non other than a very experienced international BIM champion and friend:
Xenia Gordienko, architect & engineer
In this video, we discuss some of the dirty little secrets that only experienced professionals in the BIM industry know and talk about, which include the following topics:
- Xenia’s background and career path
- BIM in the academic education stage
- BIM in the industry
- Building permits
- Construction documents
- Construction administration
- 3 Top recommendations
- Final thoughts by Xenia
You can watch the full video below. Enjoy!
Check out Xenia’s upcoming project with Anneka Chand
THE BIM KITCHEN @thebimkitchen
on Instagram and stay tuned for the launch!
I’m glad that Xenia was very open and direct about sharing her thoughts and experience about the BIM topics we covered (so very Russian, eh?). The purpose was mainly to educate and spread awareness about the “dirty little secrets” that BIM professionals know about, so we can collectively start addressing them in Vancouver, British Columbia and Canada.
There’s a very fitting Russian proverb that states the following:
And this is exactly what we tried to convey about our work in BIM in this video podcast. It’s great to have major and considerable victories, to move forward as an industry, but it’s also important to recognize the current issues and address them.
I hope this video sheds light on some of the issues that don’t get talked about necessarily in public about BIM as it pertains to proposals, contracts, building permits, drawing sets, construction administration and handover for architectural, engineering and construction projects.
Thank you for taking the time to watch this video podcast and I’ll see you again soon.
Tarek Ghazzaoui, Eng.
Special thanks to the following individuals and entities for their contribution to this article:
|Juju (my cat)||Random check-ins and cuddles, feature in the video|
projects, Contributors to Wikimedia. “Russian Proverbs.” Wikiquote, Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 7 Sept. 2021, en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Russian_proverbs.
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