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Interviews

Technology is great, but it is only part of the puzzle of outstanding project delivery. A well-coordinated project always starts with excellent communication. The mission of Proxima Interviews is to bring you perspectives from other sides of the Design and Constriction field, to bring you insight, dialogue, better communication, to narrow the gaps in processes, to deliver better coordinated projects, and to help you stay Better than BIM.

Ep. 05 - Aerobatics, Action, & AI

There are many options in AEC technology. Taking action on a direction can be difficult for some companies.  ‘Paralysis by analysis’ can begin to set in, leaving them to think no action is better than some action.  In this episode, William Spier shares his thoughts on how to manage the risky nature of technology investments, how to get the best of these investments, and how his background in aviation allowed him to guide many firms become more successful with AEC Technology.

Ep. 04 - The Future of Digital Design Practice is Here

Some firms still "do BIM".  Others "did BIM" and today are shaping their future in Virtual Prototyping and Digital Design Practices. In this session, Jose Galindo shares his insights on using technology for businesses advantages.  Discover the real purpose of BIM Managers and glean how to move your firm from "doing BIM" for documentation to advanced practices.

Links:

Huckabee | More than Architects: https://www.huckabee-inc.com/

BIM Optimized: https://www.bimoptimized.com

Autodesk Forge: https://forge.autodesk.com/

Power BI: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/

Ep. 03 - The Intersection of AEC Tech and IT

The alignment of technical infrastructure decisions with business objectives is a task that is a "bit" larger than a simple 'purchase and install'.  In this episode with Jason O Schmidt, we discuss how that alignment process works, and how to grow our firm's talent into future technical leaders.

Links:

Big Red Dog Engineering: https://bigreddog.com/

BIM Authoring Productivity – ViewIT:  www.bimoptimized.com/viewit

Ep. 02 - Closing the Gap II: Intellectual Curiosity

If a goal of prototyping buildings is to minimize coordination challenges, why are our projects riddled with conflicts? Jason Cisneros has a balanced perspective to share and, in his words, “intellectual curiosity” is a must to close the gap between virtual design and virtual construction.

Links:

Design Coordination – Navisworks: www.autodesk.com/products/navisworks/overview

Task Management Software – Asana:  www.asana.com

BIM Authoring Productivity – ViewIT:  www.bimoptimized.com/viewit

 Ep. 01 - Closing the Gap I: "C'Mon Man, Catch the Glaring Ones"

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Pre-construction is where the magic of making "best laid plans" comes to reality.  Tannar Frampton of Frampton & Associate shares how he got started in VDC, what the real challenges are in virtual construction, and ways we can solve real-world obstacles that our design and construction industry are facing. 

Links:

Project management Software – Wrike:  www.wrike.com

Task Management Software – Asana:  www.asana.com

BIM Track Software – BIM Track:  https://bimtrack.co

Getting Things Done – David Allen:  https://gettingthingsdone.com

BIM Authoring Productivity – ViewIT:  www.bimoptimized.com/viewit

Frampton & Associates - Tannar Frampton: http://framptonassociates.com

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Ep. 00 - Introduction