If you’ve gotten this site, you probably know what BIM means. There are other places that deepen in its explanation and possibilities, so I will just say, as a personal summary: it is a Work Methodology applied to the Design, Construction and Management of Facilities based on Digital Simulation with an Integrated Database.
In this little corner of cyberspace, I will focus on bringing all my passion to assist in the dissemination of BIM applied to Building, in Spanish to expand the limited information available, and in English to maintain a connection with the world most advanced in this technology.
Within the broad field of tools covering BIM, my specialty is with Autodesk Revit and part of the workflow with other applications, so I will mostly spread information and content about Revit.
Here you will also find some samples of my work, and I will even share some of my files of Revit Content or Revit Families to Download, provided they do not affect the rights of others. A collection of video tutorials on creating content with Revit, tricks and tips on Revit tools, and if possible, generate discussion on various issues.
As a disclaimer and apology, I should note that I am personally responsible for building this website and generate content. Everything was carried out with nocturnality and daring, after having met the duty of care with passion, first to my family, then work, and back to my family, before entering these dark hours in which I see more clearly, but sometimes I lose the strength. I will consider to improve, all comments and suggestions I can get. Thanks in advance.
I got my degree in Architecture using only a pencil as drawing tool. CAD began to spread in my last years of studies, but I kept immune to technological fever, more for lack of means, that due to lack of interest.
When I left the School of Architecture, I sat at my sister’s computer, practicing with the AutoCAD 14 user guide that I had just bought. In two months’ time, I used almost every tool with which I’ve handled during my carreer. There was a technological leap, but not conceptual or methodological. To paraphrase the famous quote by Lampedusa, “Everything changed in order to remain the same.”
I started in the world of BIM in the begining of the year 2011, learning Revit , “thanks” to the almost complete disappearance of the construction sector in Spain. Since then I have not stopped to investigate and learn every day something new. Here I have no choice but to say the Socratic saying “I know that I know nothing”.
I get excited, I get frustrated, I fight, I find pearls, I share concerns, but above all, I live passionately working with something that is constantly stepping on virgin territory to be discovered, which clearly goes far beyond a tool change.
This really is a crisis in the methodology, and what crisis! The construction is still in crafts, wasteful, unpredictable and slow, and thanks to BIM can finally make the leap to the industrial world, efficient, accurate and fast.
In addition, BIM has given us, especially the architects, a return to origins, with almost physical contact with the elements of creating spaces. What’s more exciting than making mockups? It’s the end of abstraction.
The adaptation process is long and laborious, as any incursion into unexplored territory and with permanent innovations. Those who arrive earlier, suffer more, but enjoy a more stimulating experience. Oh, and also register the gold mines to their names.
To finish this presentation, I can not resist quoting my admired Francisco Umbral: “For the most part, talent is a matter of persistence.” I encourage everyone to insist, and no longer miss the opportunity to experience this joyful change.