Hello, I am James Philip and I am a BIM specialist here at Cadline. My role uniquely allows me to help our customers develop their BIM technology skills, processes and even business culture. I am fortunate that my week is pretty varied and one day I can be teaching a classroom of building service engineers how best to use Revit MEP and the next explaining the benefits of BIM to the senior partners at an architects practice. I am mostly involved in helping our customers understand the impact BIM may have on their business and putting in place the training and processes they need to enjoy the benefits that this way of working can bring.
I have increasingly found myself in demand with customers around the world and particularly enjoyed my recent trips to Italy and Hong Kong. I have also worked with some of the world’s leading design and construction companies on projects as diverse as a new mass transit system and some of the most innovative new buildings.
I started my professional career as a mechanical engineer, which gives me an interesting perspective on the development of BIM but have worked with the construction industry for over 20 years. When I am not working directly with customers I can be found adding to my blog on our Cadline Community technical portal or spending time working with new technology.
My top tip for anyone attending an instructor led training course is to try and leave your day to day work at home. Turn off your phone completely when you are in a session and don’t be tempted to log on to your emails on your training workstation!