At AECbytes, Lachmi Khemlani is working on a research project studying the implementation of project information management (PIM) software in AEC firms, as part of which it is conducting a brief survey to better understand how users are using PIM in their firms. Your response to it would be invaluable in guiding the development of PIM software to better serve your needs. Please click on this link to launch the survey.
Often mentioned in Extranet Evolution, Lachmi is a US-based fellow writer and researcher in the architecture, engineering and construction technology sector, editing AECbytes, and contributing to various books and other publications (she wrote the foreword to the second edition of Chuck Eastman et al‘s BIM Handbook, for example). She also travels widely to observe industry events (we first met at a Harvard conference on construction collaboration in March 2006, and, for the third year running, both of us plan to be at Bentley’s 2015 Year in Infrastructure conference in London in November).
She recently attended and wrote about Autodesk’s AEC Summit, for instance, where she noted the continued development of the Autodesk 360 cloud suite – “according to Autodesk, BIM 360 is the faster growing product in its history” – with, among other developments, BIM 360 Scheduling, BIM 360 Docs (perhaps, finally, superseding the venerable Buzzsaw?), and BIM 360 Enterprise Insight, scheduled for release this year.