Neil Marshall, director at The Design Büro, says that sometimes the most challenging part about switching to Building Information Modeling (BIM) isn’t the technology, but the mentality of the architects themselves. “People have a trusted way of getting their work done, and people naturally want to do it in a way that they understand,” he says. “You have to take a step back and show people that there is another route to delivering that information, which might take longer in the first instance, but once you get used to it you’ve got a model that is a single source of truth.”
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Neil Marshall's role as a director and Chartered Architectural Technologist at The Design Büro in the UK covers everything from securing future work to delivering multimillion-pound schemes within the healthcare sector. One of his biggest roles over the past few years, however, has been overseeing the integration of BIM into the daily activities of the practice. Marshall believes that adopting BIM workflows at the start of the design phase inspires building users to engage with the design process and aids in the delivery of a better built environment.
As BIM continues to evolve as an important part of the design process, finding ways for project teams to effectively and securely collaborate becomes equally significant. That’s why we’re excited to announce a new partnership with Asite, a UK-based developer of cloud-based collaboration tools, through which Vectorworks Architect software users can achieve digital interoperability through IFC with Asite’s Adoddle platform and its collaborative BIM application called cBIM™.
To continue our series of articles offering career advice to recent graduates and emerging professionals, here's what 10 Vectorworks software users in the field of architecture and interior design have to say. We also sprinkled in some inspirational images from additional users. Enjoy!
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