Bricks And Bytes Podcast
March 29, 2024

Shft Co-Founder Pulls the Cover Off BIM and Separates Facts from Fiction | Michelle du Plessis

Shft Co-Founder Pulls the Cover Off BIM and Separates Facts from Fiction | Michelle du Plessis

Show Notes

The truth about BIM that will leave us questioning everything we thought and said about the technology.

In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with BIM expert and Co-Founder of Shft – Michelle du Plessis.

The straight-talking Managing Director of Shft takes us straight to the heart of BIM. Michelle, an architect-turned-BIM consultant, pulls back the curtain and reveals the truth about the technology reshaping the construction industry.

In a candid conversation, Michelle dishes out some hard truths about BIM and builders. Discover the biggest misconception about this emerging field and why there's so much unwarranted negativity surrounding it.

Tune in and explore:

  • The biggest myth about BIM and why the negativity around it might be justified
  • The harsh reality of homeownership: buying properties you know little about If text-to-BIM technology can make BIM more accessible
  • Will small-scale projects eventually adopt BIM? (Michelle's predictions)
  • Why top contractors outsource BIM and the commercial drivers behind it

And a lot more …

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This episode is brought to you by Shft—helping contractors like you leverage BIM to secure a leading position in the race towards construction’s digital future.




(00:00:00-00:03:11) Intro

(00:03:11-00:05:55) How and Why BIM Consulting

(00:05:55-00:14:40) Understanding BIM and Common Misconceptions

(00:14:40-00:21:45) About Shft and its Customer Base

(00:21:45-00:26:00) Impact of BIM on Mid-sized Projects

(00:26:00-00:35:13) Negative Perceptions Towards BIM

(00:35:13-00:44:50) Text To BIM

(00:46:10-00:47:13) Outro

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