We take a look back at this year for Digital Node and our work and achievements in 2018. We have had a busy year in action!
We’ve delivered much training in BIM and have supported clients on their BIM journeys, both strategically and practically all over the world. Our courses have been delivered both privately and for our providers whom we support and we’ve had a fruitful year of growth. We travelled across continents (in very short time periods) and supported events as we could in regions we work in and love.
January – March
Our year began strong as we secured some amazingly high level strategic work for the Government of South Australia.
An exciting time for us as our director, Rebecca De Cicco, originally from SA had a strong passion to support SA Government in the adoption of BIM. Digital Node was commissioned to support the delivery of a Strategic Vision Paper for the Department of Planning, transport and infrastructure for SA Government and were happy to work with this client to develop a strategy which aligned itself to international BIM delivery (and the UK BIM Level 2 solution).
We also worked across the UK in quarter one, and our activities included:
- Workshops in central London for our architectural clients on Autodesk® Revit® and BIM solutions and integration into their existing workflows
- Delivery of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) BIM Management course
- Attendance and presenting at BIM Show Live in Newcastle upon Tyne
The early part of the year, saw use dedicating time to grow our business further throughout Australia, with work across both Government and utilities in South Australia and Victoria. We supported South Australia Power Networks (SAPN) in their BIM and Digital Engineering initiative and worked closely with our friends Redstack to deliver their BIM Management curriculum across Australia.
Our journey to our Smart Cities adventure began when we were selected as the only BIM based consultancy on the FutureCity Mission to Melbourne Australia where we travelled to Melbourne to meet other Smart City companies showcasing their services across this city. It was a worthwhile experience as we were introduced to prospective clients and made some valuable contacts in the smart cities space.
April – June
Early April saw the delivery of more BIM training to Redstack and BSI as well as our first BIM South Australia event for the year.
Digital Node supports the BIM SA initiative and runs events throughout the calendar year – this event was our first for the year with many attendees and some good local speakers.
We also attended and had a keynote presentation at the Geo Smart Asia Conference in Adelaide where our Director Rebecca De Cicco discussed innovation, BIM and future skill requirements.
Digital Node was commissioned to support Transport NSW in May on their training and education division and we helped to formulate a strategy for training in the way of Digital Engineering in NSW. We were very happy to support this State Government initiative and our second Australian Government department. Our work was extremely high level and we were looking at how we could map learning outcomes against role requirements and skills needed to support Digital Engineering.
We also attended the NXT Bld event in London, where our close friends at AEC Magazine hosted a one day conference. We were very lucky to be involved and it was a fantastic event showcasing the new innovative processes and technologies supporting the built environment.
We continue to support AEC Magazine with regular contributions and have had articles published both on global BIM and Smart Cities over the 2017 and 2018 years. We are very happy and thankful to the team for including us in this and supporting Digital Node.
The month of May saw the delivery of the Strategic Paper for BIM to the Government of South Australia and we were thrilled with the outcome.
July – September
July was a sad month for Digital Node. Director Rebecca De Cicco and Marketing Manager Nicole De Cicco lost their father after a battle with cancer. We were saddened by this and know that Rebecca’s drive for construction was something her father instilled in her. A sad month for Digital Node and a sad month for all of the family and friends who support the team.
However, there were many things to be proud of as Digital Node delivered training on behalf of BSI in Adelaide, South Australia, in July and we were happy to see an uptake of BIM in this region. We delivered to a group of contractors who were very keen to understand the practical application of BIM and the BSI approach to standards. It was a good few days of training.
BSI Malaysia also commissioned us to deliver BIM training in July. Before we moved on to Hong Kong in August.
August saw the commission of Strategic support for Aurecon, an international consultancy to support the development of their digital data as well as how it aligns to the international best practice scenario and ISO 19650. We look forward to supporting Aurecon in future and will continue to work with them in2019.
October – December
October saw our return to London and we were very excited to spend the entire month in this gloriously vibrant city, supporting our existing clients and drawing in new ones. We were happy to support key events through the month including Digital Construction Week (DCW) and London Build. We supported both events in speaking engagements and connected back into the BIM community well.
October also saw the beginning of a very key and important relationship – our strategic partnership with the NBS. We have been working hard from October to December to strengthen this relationship, to learn about the products and services and promote the NBS at events through the country. This is a long term vision for us as we have supported the NBS for many years and can see great opportunities for this partnership in 2019. Watch this space to find out more next year!
On top of our London month we also supported courses in regions such as Hong Kong, Europe, Australia and the Middle East.
We very much look forward to more courses in 2019 and updating curriculum to suit the release of the ISO and how it will impact the BIM Level 2 mechanism.
Also in December, we supported the BIMSA Christmas event. We hosted a BIM focused event in December and had speakers from Government and industry. It was a fantastic event and we were happy to see a good mix of attendees. These events for us are great milestones as we love to support industry and educate. We look forward to next year!
We look forward to 2019: growth, prosperity and BIM implementation in regions we’ve not yet explored, and we are very excited to see where our future lies in this space.
Merry Christmas to all of our clients, supporters and friends. We welcome the new year and hope to see some fantastic opportunities moving forward.