A flood of new innovation

9 years ago, January 2010, I filed the first patent application for hypermodel (the automatic fusion of drawings inside models). That work was commercialized in a CAD/BIM platform in 2012 and since implemented in unique ways by 5 other software companies. That first patent and two others were granted in 2015 and 2016. Links to [...]

The limits of “BIM”

Digital 3D modeling as it is used in the design and construction industry (and similar industries) has obvious and great value. However, decades of evidence show that its value is commonly overstated, and that the farther one travels down the path established so far for BIM (or for "digital twins"), the farther one gets from [...]

What is Tangerine, actually?

I've been writing about "Tangerine" for, it's been 3 years now. A friend informs me that, though she's seen Tangerine's website, she has no idea, actually, what Tangerine is. Yes, that's funny and obviously no suprise. I haven't known what Tangerine is or is supposed to be at times either. It's been a work in progress. [...]

Using Models on the Construction Site

I've been working on a construction site  for two weeks now, after 12 years developing BIMs (models) and construction drawings at several Architecture firms, and 8 years working at a software company that provides software that enables this. Two weeks on the construction site is not enough time to form a complete picture of the [...]