Brewing with BIM

Brewing with BIM

By Joseph Whitney
We are just two guys in the industry who enjoy talking about construction technology, processes, and beer. Every week we will discuss beers we are drinking or brewing, interesting things going on in industry, and recounting fun and possibly embarrassing stories. From time to time we’ll include special guests from various roles in production as well as various technology vendors and fellow evangelists.
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BWB Episode 24 - Revit 2021 and 75Hard Challenge
In this episode we discuss the top 5 features in Revit 2021. In addition, we kick off the first day of 75Hard. Stay tuned to find out on our progress as well as to get helpful tips and tricks. 
1:17:04
April 22, 2020
Interview David Kortekaas from BIM Synergistics
In this episode we chat with David Kortekaas of BIM Synergistics. David is a master at coordination working on behalf of owners and contractors. He approaches coordination with an approach that is both lean and collaborative. By using an integrative coordination process he ensures all stakeholders have up to date models and supporting information. In addition his approach limits the need for RFIs (Make sure you check out his miniseries on the death of RFIs).
1:39:01
April 13, 2020
Interview with John Niles
In this week’s episode of Brewing with BIM we had the privilege of talking with John Niles from HITT Contracting. John has a great passion for construction technology as does HITT. HITT has amazing initiatives to explore new technology, materials, and processes. At HITT’s CO|LAB they are always exploring new technology and pushing the boundaries to refine processes and materials for sustainable and efficient construction. 
53:23
April 7, 2020
Better You, Better BIM
In this episode of Brewing With BIM, we discuss utilizing this time at home to not only better your BIM but to better yourself. I expect when all of this passes we will be BIM ninjas and hopefully real ninjas with all the online fitness stuff we have access to. We provide information about free training content as well as discuss the different things we can improve on - whether that be home improvement, family improvement, self improvement, or good ol' process improvement. You can find links to free content here: https://www.brewingwithbim.com/whats-going-on/better-you-better-bim
1:29:10
March 30, 2020
Collaborating in Quarantine
In this episode of Brewing With BIM, we discuss telecommuting and file sharing applications to ensure your company is efficient and effective while social distancing. We discuss a wide range of applications, work from home practices to keep you sane, and proper work from home etiquette (hint: wear pants on video calls), and we find time to drink beer!
1:36:01
March 24, 2020
Interview with Flora Liu
In this episode we celebrate pi day with Flora Liu of VIATechnik. This week we discuss beer (of course), point clouds, and key projects that require out of the box thinking. We find time to cover essential concepts of BIM and discuss new and emerging technology. 
1:12:36
March 16, 2020
Interview with Johann Tuckler
In this episode of Brewing With BIM we interview Johann Tuckler. We have the opportunity to discuss BIM from not only an owner’s perspective but from a firm trying to align with project needs. Johann has had a nontraditional path into construction technology but his path has affirmed that it’s not about how you get into your role but it is how you fulfill your role to the fullest.
2:19:23
March 8, 2020
AR, VR, and MR - Which is the best reality
In this episode of Brewing With BIM, David and I discuss leading edge and bleeding edge technology which is now becoming more prevalent in construction. Of course we are talking about AR, VR, & MR. In this episode we discuss the history of this construction technology, differences of each, and use cases. In this episode David is drinking hippie beer and I am drinking a local IPA.
1:01:53
March 2, 2020
Interview with Jim Martin
On Episode 16 of Brewing With BIM we discuss construction technology with Jim Martin of Topcon. Jim has been a technical resource for new technology in the AEC industry for two decades. As usual, in this episode we review our adult beverages. Jim provides valuable insights on the changes that have been brought about with BIM Technology and adoption. We also discuss advances in verification and other construction technology. This was an exciting podcast as BWB's first interview. 
1:04:47
February 23, 2020
BIM 360 - BIM in the Cloud
In this episode of BrewingWithBIM, we review the best new cloud collaboration and management tool out there by the one and only Autodesk. Of course, we are referring to BIM 360. Autodesk has really outdone themselves with this BIM and 2D platform. Join us as we review the history, cost of adoption, functionality, advanced workflows, integrations, and the beer that fuels this episode. 
1:29:37
February 17, 2020
Navisworks - The Great Aggregator
In this episode we dive into Autodesk's primary application for post design in construction. We dive in to the history of the program, cost of adoption, core functionality, plugins, and even touch on some advanced workflows. As always we talk about what alcohol we have in hand and run off on random tangents. 
58:14
February 10, 2020
Revit - the Undisputed BIM Champion
In this episode we give an overview of the legendary BIM software, Revit. Revit is often synonymous when someone talks about BIM software. When we talk about BIM processes with people their natural response is we are/aren't using Revit. You'll hear us give reasons for why that is as well talk about concepts such as the MacLeamy Curve for BIM adoption, collaboration, and yes even clash detection. Fear not fellow beer snobs, we make plenty of time to drink!
1:30:17
February 4, 2020
AutoCAD - the OG BIM Tool
In this episode we pay tribute to a vital BIM tool that often gets a bad rap as not being "BIM enough" - whatever that means... We spend time recounting the cost of adoption, versatility & many uses, as well as history & fun trivia. Don't fret, we still manage to find plenty of time to drink alcohol and get lost in tangents.
50:46
January 30, 2020
Bluebeam - An Affordable Foray Into BIM
In this episode we discuss, you guessed it, beer...and other stuff. We highlight an important tool called Bluebeam for those wanting leverage design data downstream that have no place in a design application. This simple yet robust tool allows users to leverage the plan sets they are used to in a digital environment. For those of you new to Bluebeam this is an important episode as we highlight history, functionality, cost of adoption, workflows, and for you pro users out their we highlight some advanced tips and uses. If you aren't familiar with this tool I suggest you do some investigative research to see if it can help your firm streamline workflows and processes.
56:48
January 20, 2020
Countdown to BIM - 2019 Technology Review
In this episode we discuss great technology of 2019 for construction as well a, you guessed it, alcohol. We close out 2019 by highlighting 10 of the most interesting technologies, trending topics, or new concepts that pertain to our beloved profession. 
1:26:57
January 13, 2020
Christmas in Construction
In this episode we discuss - you guessed it - ALCOHOL. But we also talk about cool technology, whine about working in the cold, combating the cold with technology, and most importantly - what we want from the big guy. No, not the big guy in sky but the big red guy. I think the consensus is we want really cool technology to have at home to play with. The problem is, neither one of us is on the nice list. Well, there is always next year!
38:28
December 25, 2019
Giving in to BIM
As always, in this episode we drink great alcohol. Okay, so it's not always great alcohol but it is this time, promise! In this episode we discuss amazing robust digital construction processes as well as simple tools for digitizing construction processes for people and firms wanting to dip their toes into technology but see high value ROIs. 
53:53
December 20, 2019
Autodesk University 2019 Recap
In this episode we revisit some of our takeaways from AU 2019.
45:17
December 2, 2019
BIM for the Little Guys
In this episode we dispel common myths about BIM and objections commonly touted by smaller firms. The fact is BIM is more important for smaller firms to help compete on lager jobs, keep costs low, increase communication, and set them selves apart from the competition. 
1:04:32
November 11, 2019
Lean BIM vs Swole BIM: Part 2 Cutting Weight with Lean
In this episode we discuss Lean principles of BIM. What is bloat, how can we reduce errors, and is Lean a rigid and boring process? Find out as we tackle this in part 2 of our 2 part series.
36:03
November 4, 2019
Lean BIM vs Swole BIM: Part 1 Getting Swole
In this episode we discuss getting swole with BIM. Why do we want data in models and how much data is too much? Find out as we tackle this in part 1 of our 2 part series.
30:38
November 4, 2019
Ode to Technology - The Safety Edition
In this episode we revisit technology of yesterday, highlight technology of today, and hint at the technology of tomorrow all in the name of safety. We hope you enjoy and remember we want your feedback on beer on and topics.
1:00:25
October 21, 2019
BSing with BIM
This episode was off to an interesting start and became derailed when first technology failed then user error happened. Anyways, we found ourselves back on track in this beer fueled podcast where we discuss some new tech, GIS and BIM, and gloss over construction verification. In this episode David is drinking Festbier by KC Bier Company and Joey is drinking Baby Sparkles by Sly Fox.
1:10:01
October 14, 2019
Brewing with BIM Pilot
We are just two guys in the industry who enjoy talking about construction technology, processes. and beer. Every week we will discuss beers we are drinking or brewing, interesting things going on in the industry, and recounting fun and possibly embarrassing stories. From time to time we'll include special guests from various roles in production as well as various technology vendors and fellow evangelists. 
09:57
October 6, 2019