So what we are really talking about is stopping stupid. And stupid, too often, is baked into the cake.... that is the culture.
When we first launched Collaborative Construction - and we were providing integrated project delivery facilitation services - we said we were "herding cats." But that's just a euphemism for "stopping stupid." And Stopping Stupid is absolutely necessary if you want to see innovative tools and processes like BIM and IPD broadly adopted in the built industry.
Many thought leaders in the built industry lament the fact that key decision makers inside and outside their organizations fail or refuse to adopt BIM, even though BIM makes complete economic sense. From the perspective of BIM Kool Aid Drinkers - including yours truly – logical broadsides destroyed specious arguments deployed against BIM. But it's not the BIM Kool Aid Drinkers that need to be convinced. It's the skeptics. The bean counters. Those decision makers who seem to be stuck on stupid.
James L. Salmon, Esq.
300 Pike Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
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