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From 27th March  2019, Autodesk is making the following price changes to subscriptions: 

  • Approximately 2.5% price increase on SRP for most subscriptions  
  • Approximately 10% price increase on SRP for industry collections with multi-user access 

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– Customers who are on subscription or buying a new subscription licence 
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After March 27th, existing customers will renew at the new prices and new customers will subscribe at the new prices.  

What’s changing for customers?
The term length options will be simplified making it easier for customers to understand and purchase the best term for their business. Only the following term lengths will be offered: annual, and 3-year. We will no longer sell new 2-year term lengths and will be discontinuing quarterly term lengths.


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What is a BIM Manager and why do you need one?

What is a BIM Manager? The interest in Building Information Modelling has increased within the construction industry over the past few years, driven primarily by the 2011 government mandate on all public sector projects. And it is becoming widely heralded as being an essential part of improving efficiency within the construction industry.

But when BIM is not implemented and managed correctly, BIM can be a burden, especially in an industry that has long had a reputation for disconnected stakeholders and responsibilities. The solution, you may say is a BIM Manager.

But what does a BIM manager ‘actually’ do? And why is it so important to have one?

What is a BIM Manager?

‘BIM Manager’, ‘BIM Co-ordinator’ and even ‘Information Officer’ has crept into construction vocabulary in recent years. For many companies, BIM Manager is a role associated with driving change with digital ways of working. The role is varied and differs from sector to sector and from company to company.

Especially as it can apply to not only those working in architecture, construction but also the manufacture of products for the construction industry.

What does a BIM Manager do?

As previously mentioned, the role of BIM Manager can vary, however there are some similarities.

A BIM Manager has a high-level of responsibility regarding the planning, design, delivery and operation of assets. But a big part of the role is about change management, getting the most out of the technology, people, process and policies that underpin changed ways of working to deliver the outputs needed for collaborative construction.

What kinds of skills do you need?

Some BIM managers will have a background in tech, while others will have upskilled in response to a business need.

Some BIM Managers will have come to the role with a history of developing policy and process and implementing change. Yet others will have come to the role with more of a focus on information management.

How do you train up a BIM Manager?

Many training courses, such as our BIM for Managers course, provide delegates with an overview of BIM Standards, BIM Adoption and the methods and procedures required to be seen as BIM compliant. The course also covers the CDE (Common Data Environment) and information management within a BIM process.

What makes a good BIM Manager?

A good Manager not only has a good well-rounded knowledge of construction but also has a good overarching perspective of the project, especially when projects involve numerous stakeholders with a range of different specialities and interests. Understanding the technical elements is important but so is understanding the bigger picture.

A critical part of a successful project and therefore a successful BIM manager is communication and explain and influence situations. It’s more than managing models, drawings, and BIM applications; it’s managing people, whether it be the architect, engineer or owner.

 

Many managers have been appointed due to the growing business need and come to the role with various background knowledge such as an in-depth understanding of the design process, a history of developing policies and processes, implementing change or even a focus on information management but in all honesty, a good BIM Manager will require a broad set of skills that covers all these area in order to successfully drive the change necessary to manage and coordinate an effective BIM project.

 

A critical part of a successful BIM project is communication and collaboration between all parties, it’s more than managing models, drawings, and BIM applications; it’s also about managing people.

Our next BIM for Managers training course is on the 23rd April 2019. Contact Quadra for more information.

 

www.quadrasol.co.uk/training

 

 

Opening Doors with BIM – Filming with Union Industries

Filming with Union Industries

On the 24th January our marketing team had the opportunity to go visit one of our customers and film a case study with them. Here’s a bit about why we filmed with them and the final cut of the video.

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It’s not often our marketing team gets the opportunity to get out of the office and not only meet some of the designers that use Autodesk software but also to see the finished products that have been created with the software. And the trip to Union Industries definitely didn’t disappoint.

Not only did we get a tour of their CAD offices and a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at their manufacturing site but we also got to see some of their finished and fully-operational products, both in their showroom and being used day-to-day on their site.

Union Industries are industry-leaders in industrial high-speed doors, which are used in a variety of settings such as cold storage facilities, warehouses and distribution centres. Union approached Quadra over a year ago to look at how they could implement BIM into their designs and as a result of the successful partnership, they agreed to work on a video testimonial with us.

Craig from Union Industries had the unenviable task of not only being our chaperone for the day but also presenting to camera. Luckily enough our experienced videographer was on hand to steady everyone’s nerves.

When Quadra began working with Union, Craig was keen to take his existing Autodesk Inventor models and use them to create fully-rendered Revit Families; built to complement their existing manufacturing processes. This need was driven by a customer’s request for BIM-ready models.

Once the families were successfully completed, Quadra then delivered Revit Essentials Training, allowing Craig and his team to make amendments to the existing models and for new families to be created in-house. As a result of winning that contract, Union went on to fit over 100 doors in total on that and other sites.

“The whole industry is turning towards BIM. More and more people on a day-to-day basis are asking for BIM and we need to be a forefront delivering that technology to our customers.”

Andrew Lane Managing Director

As a result of the success, Union then decided to place their designs on their website so clients and architects would be able to download these drawings and specify the doors early on in their building projects. This has opened up further new business opportunities. The next aim for Union is to look at collaboration in Revit and consider BIM Level 2 accreditation. 

It was great to see how Union have embedded new ways of working and are now at the forefront of their industry as a result of the software and support that Quadra have provided. See the finished Video below….

For more information about how BIM for Manufacturing could impact your business contact us.

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