The most time-consuming and resource-hungry aspects of nearly all projects and workflows can often be found when unexpected events happen. These events are usually less about technical shortcomings and often more about the human elements involved.
Observing the principles of openBIM is not immune to the phenomena of the unexpected. Sharing project information and collaborating effortlessly depends on a pretty robust interoperability process. However, in our efforts to share information with our colleagues and partners who use Autodesk Revit, we have found that the promised interoperability of the tools is anything but smooth. Unexpected challenges usually occur, leading to frustration as time and energy is spent trying to resolve them.
Each of us will have tales of such unexpected occurrences. In this presentation "real" unexpected tales will be used as a framework to discuss these occurrences and provide lessons about expecting the unexpected when sharing and coordinating with Revit users via IFC. While the presentation will contain some technical (and practical) advice for sharing, it will also focus on aspects of "human management". The goal is to assist in making openBIM enjoyable by preventing these unexpected events from occurring or at least reducing their impact on our projects.
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Rohan Bailey is currently the Technology Manager at Studio Pacific Architecture, an award-winning mid-size architectural firm in Wellington, New Zealand. - View profile