By Jamie Schneider
Welcome to the year two thousand twenty everyone! It’s already March? I’ve been too busy to notice, trying to keep up with all the latest tech trends.
With new trends coming to light each day, I’m already starting to feel like I’m falling behind, not being proactive and generally a bit of an imbecile.
Why am I not employing “Spot”, the robotic dog, to go to site for us?; Why am I generatively designing that townhouse development?; Should I be learning to code in order to remain relevant?
Before panic sets in, I’ll centre myself, focus on the natural rhythm of my breath, and reflect on what we, as designers and technologists at dpai, are doing to enhance our efficiencies and generally work better this year.
Turns out, we are a very tech-forward team.
Refine Project Information Management System…Check.
We believe we can be more efficient in how we create, store, search and retrieve data. By adapting a Common Data Environment (CDE) for all our data we will realize a dramatic increase in time efficiencies and strengthen our QA process.
Furthering our BIM workflow development…Check.
We believe that the BIM process has enabled us to add value to our projects with the use of visualization tools (thank you Enscape) and better coordinated designs. We are continuing to develop our standards, protocols, content libraries and project templates which will allow us to successfully leverage the net benefits we have gained so far.
Embracing new ways of working…Check.
Seeking out and working with those in our industry who share our vision to work more collaboratively and embrace new ways of working (thank you Target Value Design TVD) utilizing the latest collaborative cloud modeling (thank you BIM360).
Phew… I understand this digital overload won’t let up anytime soon – but we’re ready to take on the year with our values as our guiding force.
Happy New(ish) Year!