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Hey, BIM! Got a Better Acronym?

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Three years ago, I sought to change the acronym P&ID (Piping and Instrumentation Diagram [or Drawing]) to Piping and Instrumentation DATA (Not Drawings)Up Next: Building Information Management (BIM). For the full-version of this article, navigate to the EiCAD Blog

Why, you might ask, must we change the meaning of BIM? Answer: Because most Owner-Operators are unaware of what ‘BIM’ means when it comes up in conversation.

I still remember the first conversation I had with my longtime, friend and colleague, Ian Matthew – once Autodesk’s lead Plant expert – who they replaced him with, I have no idea…

Ian said to me while driving to the Valero Benicia Refinery in 2012: “BIM is the future. BIM will change how the world, including oil and gas, chemical, and other industries operate!”
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Assessing the eggs in your basket: Do your resources and strengths match your clients?

Monday, March 30th, 2015

We have all heard the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” But, do you have all of your work tied up in one client? Or too few clients?

If the market collapse of the early 2000s taught us anything, it was that a client can stop a project or walk away at any time. There is no such thing as a safe project or safe client.

As the industry continues to recover, it may be time for you to take a second look at your clients and the services you provide them.

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Deltek Clarity survey provides closer look at A/E industry

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

The Annual Deltek Clarity A&E Industry Study checks the temperature of the A&E industry with participating firms of every shape and size throughout the United States and Canada.

Last year, Deltek’s Annual Clarity A&E Industry Study, painted a picture of an industry on the rebound, but with room for improvement. Firm financial performance was on the rise and participants predicted work would grow over the next 18 months, with more than 58% of opportunities in the private sector.

This year, Clarity will examine the industry in even greater detail.
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