Month: February 2019

The Dotted Line: What’s in a name?

On this day in 1930 the Turkish cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to Istanbul and Ankara. I can never hear Constantinople without humming a song by They Might be Giants… Read the full edition here » Not sure wisdom is the right title for this section… but

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Sharing Data for BIM

Data-sharing is one of the 4 essentials for BIM. The National Infrastructure Commission report Data for the public good 2018 states Data can improve how our infrastructure is built, managed, and eventually decommissioned, and real-time data can inform how our infrastructure is operated on a second-to-second basis Construction projects have

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Collaboration for BIM

Collaboration is not just a key interest of mine (read my posts) but it is also one of the 4 essentials for BIM. In SCL paper D101, Ashcraft states that liability concerns have lead practitioners, and their lawyers, to contractually isolate the BIM – thus depriving the model of its

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The Dotted Line: Focus

Happy Valentine’s Day. May I be the first person to say how great you are looking today… or is that your contract that’s sooo lovable? Read the full edition here » Why is it that cakes create stronger opinions than contracts? This video is best served with a hot drink!

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4 Essentials for BIM

We need to break down the divide between the BIM ‘tech’ people and the lawyers. [Winfield Rock Report 2018] As a contract writer and construction lawyer, I confess that I have been guilty of sticking my fingers in my ears and looking at my feet whenever Building Information Modelling was

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Understanding the User Journey

Designing tools which neither reflect nor understand the user’s experience or journey is a foolish waste of time. In the Legal Creatives Academy, I was set a challenge to design a legal tool. I decided to map the payment aspects of a building project for a home-owner. I immediately drew

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