This afternoon, the BIM team met with several Operations staff members; our plan is to slowly shift some BIM responsibilities from Planning to Operations.
During our meeting, we referenced some of our BIM models (BmOM, BmSDC & BmVSS) and some of our processes (VsL2 & CeOM). We explained our new coding system for Vc products. We also discussed some of our new query forms (DCRTM and NCRTM instead of RFI).
Needless to say, they were overwhelmed.
When I look at most BIM resources and documents, I get it. I can easily read (or translate?) a sentence that references XML, RFA, NDC, NCR and IAI. I'm fluent in BIM (I can say this honestly because I actually dream in BIM sometimes). The downside of this is that I often forget to translate for others. Clearly, something that I (along with other fluent BIMers) need to work on.
Next week, I will be presenting some of our BIM process to the entire company. My number one speaking goal (besides reducing the number of times I say "um") will be to clearly translate the language. Afterall, I don't want to scare them away.