Category: CAD Management

My First Six Months Back as a CAD/BIM Manager

After rejoining Timmons Group at the end of January, this week marked my six-month anniversary back in the saddle as a CAD/BIM manager. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, these first six months have been everything I expected them to be, while also being nothing like I

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Resolutions for a Success as a CAD/BIM Manager

After nearly 9.5 years with CADD Microsystems, last week was the start of a new chapter of my career. That new chapter is marked by my decision to rejoin Timmons Group as their Design Technology Manager. Just as during my previous tenure at the firm, the

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Influential Leadership

Enforcing CAD Standards Without Authority

There’s a myth among CAD and BIM managers that authority is the secret to success. A common belief is unless you are given the authority to enforce what you create, the odds of being successful are stacked against you. Struggling to get my firm to adopt the

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Training Program Reinforcement Part 2

In my last post I spoke about the power of reinforcement in the world of education. My point to making the connection between academia and corporate learning is that reinforcement is no less important in academia than it is in a corporate learning environment. But without

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Training Program Reinforcement Part 1

It’s hard to believe, but 3 weeks ago I started my employment with Ronald A. Williams. Last week was quite exciting as I got to meet a number of our customers for the first time at a CTE conference. For those outside the education world, CTE

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Eagle Scout

The Noble CAD Manager – A Servant Leader

As many of you may already know I am proud to say that I am both an Eagle Scout and Vigil Honor Member in the Order of the Arrow (Scoutings National Honor Society). Most recently, my local council (Heart of Virginia Council) has been leading an

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Convincing Management to Upgrade

Brian Benton of CAD-a-Blog recently commented on my last post Engineered Efficiency offers Unlimited Live Training, telling a story I hear all too often. Let me summarize; in short his firm upgraded to Civil 3D 2007 a couple years ago, but aren’t using Civil 3D –

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