REVIT all the way

This week was a big step towards my employers embracing ‘ (Building Information Modeling – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Building_information_modeling), 6 of us had 3 days intense training in Autodesk’s software REVIT (http://www.autodesk.co.uk/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=452932&id=14645193) which is used for the production of BIM.

The REVIT training lasted for 3 full days & was undertaken in our Manchester Office & was provided by CADLine (http://www.cadline.co.uk/) our preferred CAD suppliers.

During the training it became evident that REVIT will help us immensly with the  production of our drawings, especially the school refurbishments that we undertake for many of our clients. REVIT will not only speed up our drawing production but will also enable us to add more functionality to the models.

Can’t wait to make in-roads into converting some of our existing drawings to show the governing bodies of the schools.

We are also now well into the program to roll out the recently signed EBA (Enterprise Bussiness Agreement) with Autodesk which will give us all with access to all the CAD & BIM software we need across  the group globally. Watch out for more information as we progress this.

My current role as UK CAD Manager has grown slightly to include Asia, Europe & the Middle East so there is plenty of work for me to get my teeth into.

Manchester United played Fulham in the 4th round of the FA Cup on saturday & I elected not to go, this is all mainly down to me not enjoying the game as much as I used, which in turn has led me to seriously think about not renewing my season tickets next season, which is a shame as I had them for the past 24 seasons. By the way United won & now face Reading in the 5th round at Old Trafford.

Have I ever told you how proud of my children I am, No? Well just read the next couple of lines & if it doesn’t come through that I am proud of them all well I am so prod I could burst at times. Love them all.

Drew my eldest lad should have been in Paris this week with his girlfriend Fran but due to the weather they didn’t make it. Maybe one day Drew.

Sam my daughter has had the survey reports back on the house that her & her boyfriend Matt are looking at buying, however they have also found another house that may well suit them better, choices & decisions for the pair of them, I’m sure they’ll make the right choice.

Lewis my middle son has this week secured a day a week work experience at the Radisson Hotel (http://www.radissonblu-edwardian.com/manchester-hotel-gb-m2-5gp/gbmanche/) as a Chef, well done Lewis maybe one day you’ll be the Head Chef there.

Joshua the youngest apart from a stroppy teenager has this week come home with an award from school for his hard work & dedication which we are all very pleased with.

Harry my grandson has now almost seen off whooping cough only to find that it has been replaced by croup! poor lad, he’s not had an easy start to his life but he sure knows how to fight.

Mrs C is fit & well & is probably one of the strongest women I know, not everything goes the way she wants but she certainly stands up for herself. You go girl. I love you stronger each day x

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