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04: Coordination Solution | buildingSMART and openBIM
Episode 417th October 2022 • BUILD SMART with Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA • Patrick MacLeamy, FAIA // Gābl Media
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So far this season, Patrick has outlined the challenges that we are facing in the building industry. In this episode, the conversation turns to solutions, and Patrick shares insight into the early days of buildingSMART International's inception. This episode also features conversations with Ian Howell and Ken Harold, two key contributors the the launch and early development of bSI.

Ian Howell is an Australian architect, and principal consultant at Built Environment Strategies. He is engaged as the US Representative for buildingSMART International, tasked with re-establishing the US Chapter. At the time of this recording, Ian has stepped in as Interim CEO, at the request of the bSI Board, to manage operations until appointment of a replacement full-time CEO.

Ken Harold is Co-Founder of the Startup Within, a company that focuses on bringing the tactics used in the lean startup methods to corporations, universities, and new entrepreneurs. At the time, Ken was the Chief Knowledge Officer at HOK.

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