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The Podcast Roundup – Episode 032 – Aug. 5th – Aug. 11th, 2018.

The BIMsider’s favourite Podcasts, Vodcasts and Videos from the world of AEC and BIM –  for the week of Aug. 5th – Aug. 11th, 2018.

I’m going to start this week’s Roundup off with a video from Danny Bentley’s YouTube Page.

DynamoBIM Python RevitLookUpTool Add-in


2) Podcast – From Brittanie of Constructrr

How to Reduce Risk by Leveraging an Engineering Cooperative

Summary from the Podcast website:

“Thomas Wendling is an advisor to the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium, (IEBC) a professional systems engineer at Jacobs Engineering, and a co-founder of, a blockchain engineering platform cooperative.

I spoke with Dan Robles from the Integrated Engineering Blockchain Consortium, (IEBC) in episode 66 at EP 66, who birthed the idea of an engineering resume that promotes training to fill the skill gap and reduces the risk on engineering design. I’ve met Thomas because he is an advisor to the IEBC and we are working together contributing to, a blockchain engineering platform cooperative.  We talk about this economic value model that can help to reduce risk by understanding the intrinsic value of a person who has a skill regardless of background.

Before we cover CoEng, I discuss with Thomas about what has been doing in his career with Jacobs. We talk about the current state of infrastructure – the notion of obsolescence of physical or capital property or assets, and what happens when a property exist for longer than its intended life with less maintenance than ideal.”

3) Vodcast – From the JBKnowledge YouTube Channel.

Tech You Should Try: Track Safety Training with an App from Safety Reports

Summary from the YouTube Channel:

“For this week’s Tech You Should Try Rob McKinney (@conappguru) walks through the Safety Training app from Safety Reports & shows how you can track safety training both from the office or in the field.”

4) Podcast – From The ConTechCrew

The ConTechCrew 131: Tech Adoption Doesn’t take a Cattle Prod! with Paul Rowan from Rowan Electric

Summary from the Podcast website:

“Episode 131 has it going on! The ConTechCrew visited with Paul Rowan of Rowan Electric about everything from recruiting the next generation of subcontractors to convincing senior staff members to adopt new technology. (Spoiler: You won’t need a cattle prod.) In other news, we discussed Magic Leap, fleet management, Blockchain Twins, and more!”

5) Podcast – From The IoT Podcast

Episode 176: Why did Apple join the Thread Group?

Summary from the Podcast website:

“This week Kevin and I kick off the show with our thoughts on the future of hearables before explaining why we think Apple joined the Thread Group and what it means for future HomeKit products. From there we talked about a new report suggesting that IoT will be a $520 billion industry by 2021 and how enterprise and industrial IoT has stalled. A reader tip led us to valuable security actions you can take with your connected devices from Make magazine and Kevin shares his thoughts on the new Anki robot.  We hit news from ARMthe fedsControl4 and Smarter before answering a listener question about IR in the smart home.”

6) Video – From That BIM Girl

Wave-shaped Roof in Dynamo (NURBS curves, surface by loft …)

Summary from the YouTube Channel:

“In this video I explain how to create a curved roof in Dynamo. It will be parameterised by number sliders so you can play aruond with the shape. The shape consists of two NURBS curves that are connected to form a surface by loft.”


Until next week,



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