In this episode of The Structural Engineering Channel Podcast, we talk to Sam Carigliano, CEO and co-founder of SkyCiv Engineering. Sam talks about how the cloud is shifting the way we design and also talks about programming in structural engineering.
In this episode, I talk with author Traci Nathans-Kelly who gives very specific strategies on how you can dramatically improve your technical presentations. The information discussed is from her book called Slide Rules: Design, Build, and Archive Presentations in the Engineering and Technical Fields. Slide Rules is a first-rate guide for practicing engineers, scientists, and technical specialists as well as anyone wishing to develop useful, engaging, and informative technical presentations in order to become an expert communicator. Traci co-authored the book with Christine G. Nicometo.
Here are the key points discussed in the episode:
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. In episode 029 of The Civil Engineering Podcast, my co-host Christian Knutson, PE interviews Ronan Collins who is an experienced Building Information Modeling Project Manager specializing in the production of detailed and accurate BIM models for the purpose of design and construction coordination.
Here are some of the questions Chris asks Ronan about BIM (Building Information Modeling):
- What are the key benefits BIM brings to a project?
- Is it a design software? An integrated project management software?
- What are the benefits a civil engineer – and the end stakeholder – receives from employing BIM?
- Where do you see BIM taking the civil engineering profession in 10 years?
- What are the investment costs associated with starting BIM capability in a firm? Is this scalable, or a one-time cost? What is the typical time frame for ROI?
- What are three things I, as a company owner, want to be aware of when selecting the BIM software my firm will use? Is there an industry standard?
- Is there a “best practice” for the type of facility to apply Building Information Modeling to?