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06: My Contractor Friend | Shared Risk and Shared Reward
Episode 631st October 2022 • BUILD SMART with Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA • Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA // Gābl Media
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In this episode, Patrick highlights the addition of Kajima Corporation, one of the oldest and largest construction companies in Japan, to buildingSMART's chapters, their increased participation, and contributions to the organization as a contractor. He also explores the relationship of designers and builders - their separation, the need to collaborate, and benefits of sharing risk. This episode also features conversations with key contributors to the early development of bSI:

Kazumi Yajima, Building Management Division, General Manager and BIM Director at Kajima Corporation, Director and Vice President at Global BIM Inc., Board member at buildingSMART and International Council Vice Chair of buildingSMART Japan.

Ken Endo, Information Technology Project Manager at Kajima Corporation and Chairman of buildingSMART's Construction Room, an open group of specialists who work together to improve the built environment through the development of open solutions and standards.

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