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The Podcast Roundup – Episode 010 – Mar. 4th – Mar. 10th, 2018.

The BIMsider’s favourite Podcasts, Vodcasts and Videos from the world of AEC and BIM –  for the week of Mar. 4th – Mar. 10th, 2018.

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with the video from last week DynamoDC presentation from John Pierson of sixtysecondrevit, and Parallax, which was shared on John’s YouTube Channel.

DynamoDC – “I Shipped My Scripts”

2) Video – From San Francisco Dynamo User Group

SFDUG Feb 2018 | Computational Design in Practice For Complex and High-Rise Structures

Summary from YouTube Channel:

“What started out as a toolset primarily employed by Architects a decade ago, visual programing tools have become pervasive in the AEC industry. Through case studies of various high profile projects around the globe, Joseph Provenza will demonstrate ways in which WSP is leveraging computational design tools in day to day practice for the optimization, automation and design of large scale projects. More interesting perhaps will be tracing the evolution from a sparsely utilized toolset reserved for addressing complex forms to one which has become fully embedded within day to day engineering practice through the efforts of WSP’s Global Computational Design Group, WSPnext.”

3) Video – From Autodesk University

Creating Intelligent Details in Revit with Brian Mackey

Summary from YouTube Channel:

“Everyone knows that Revit software is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) program, and that it has intelligence when modeling. However, this intelligence is sometimes lost when creating details. In this session, we’ll show how to create intelligent details using detail components and nested detail components. In doing this, we’ll be able to keynote these elements to maintain a consistent noting procedure, and be able to send this information out to our spec writer so even the detailed items aren’t missed in the specs. If keynoting isn’t your choice, we’ll also cover how to tag these elements so that there’s consistent notation of the details on every project.”

4) Videos – From BIMedge

This week at BIMedge Joe, added 2 new videos.

BIMedge – Temporary Hide Isolate

BIMedge – CAD File Cleanup

Summary from YouTube Channel:

“This Video is meant to be a guide to help clean up and optimize the CAD files you receive from external consultants like surveyors. It is of Critical importance to minimize the size of CAD files before linking them into your Revit file, this can have a big impact on file performance and will reduce the chance of the CAD file corrupting your Revit file.”

5) Podcast – From Brittanie of Constructrr

Blockchain Based Economic Development For Corporate Real Estate Assets

Summary from Podcast website:

“Scott Nelson, CEO of Sweetbridge is endeavoring to provide liquidity to the supply chains of the world and to unlock the value of $700T of assets, assets that are typically illiquid. Sweetbridge is a blockchain based protocol stack that enables highly efficient supply chains and commerce without intermediaries. We will unpack this as we go through the interview.”

6) Video – From Brian Myers

The Terminology of BIM

Summary from YouTube Channel:

“While the term BIM has its place, there is a stigma associated with it that may make the use of other terminology (or none at all) more effective.”

7) Podcast – From The ConTechCrew

The ConTechCrew 110: Tech Integration Strategy with Chad Pearson from Plexxis

Summary from the ConAppGuru Blog:

“Last week the ConTechCrew Podcast (powered by JBKnowledge ) conducted an exclusive interview with Chad Pearson from Plexxis for Episode 110 to discuss the concept of “Most in One Software” for the Construction industry. The show was hosted by James Benham, and he was joined by Jeff Sample, Buck Davis and special guest cohost Darren Roos to share the latest construction technology news.”

8) Vodcast – From the JBKnowledge YouTube Channel.

ConTech Tuesday: Improve Safety & Task Lighting with Halo by Illumagear

Summary from YouTube Channel:

” Rob McKinney, the ConAppGuru, shows how to improve your Safety and Task Lighting with Illumagear’s cord free Halo designed to fit on a hard hat! Find out more at”

9) Video – From RTC Events Management

BILT – Your Community

Summary from the RTC News Blog:

“Many of you have heard of BILT (and if you haven’t we sure are glad you’ve found us) but find it hard to explain exactly what it is we do and what we are about to others. If you’re looking for something to share with your friends and colleagues that illustrates exactly what BILT is, see the video below. We think it’s a pretty spot-on-summary! (You may also see some familiar faces in there!)”

10) Video – From B1M – Sometimes the amount of money spent on buildings is crazy!

The World’s Most Expensive Skyscrapers

Summary from Website:

“SKYSCRAPERS often represent some of the world’s largest and most advanced buildings, but constructing such structures of course comes at a financial cost.

Since the first towers rose at the end of the 19th century, skyscrapers have progressively got taller, larger, more technologically advanced and of course, more expensive.

To date, the 21st century has witnessed some of the most expensive skyscrapers ever conceived, with many towers now costing far in excess of USD $1BN. Here we countdown the five most expensive skyscrapers ever built.”

Until next week,



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