In this week's mini-episode of the Future Construct Podcast (10 min interview), we are excited to feature Mark Oden, CEO of BIM Designs, Inc. (@BIMdesignsInc), and our host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) as they talked during GeoWeek 2022 about the best approaches to BIM projects, better practices for BIM management, and how to integrate technology and tools throughout the end-to-end construction process. Mark also hosted a panel on BIM Project Approaches during the conference featuring representatives from Balfour Beatty, Kiewit, and Flywheel AEC. And next week, we will be releasing the video of this incredibly insightful panel discussion!
BIM Designs, Incorporated is a BIM company and one of the only certified, federally-recognized minority-owned businesses (MBE) and union-signatories in North America, providing turnkey MEPF design and detailing solutions to contractors that cost-effectively expand their virtual design and construction capabilities. We are dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture.
Prior to BIM Designs, Inc., Mark co-founded Taskware, an API-based micro-tasking platform, and served as the organization's COO. While working at Cisco, he served in several roles, ranging from Network Engineering, Product Management, Strategy and Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions, and Business Development. Mark is a Cisco Pioneer Award winner and Best of Interop Finalist for his work as Product Manager for the WebEx and Media Services Interface integration (Medianet).
Highlights of Mark’s interview at GeoWeek 2022 with host Amy Peck (@AmyPeckXR) include:
- Analyzing some of Mark's great takeaways and inspiration from other panels at GeoWeek 2022
- How do we overcome the challenges of the way things are done today and improve processes for the future
- Some key learnings from other specialties that Mark hadn't really considered before, specifically with drone technology
In the midst of his professional career, Mark took a year-long sabbatical, during which he traveled to several countries, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and Cuba. During this experience, he studied Spanish and remotely advised three startups, improving their pitch decks and styles, investigating and understanding their underlying technology to defend their solutions to interested investors.
Mark has been featured on the Bridging the Gap Podcast with Todd Weyandt. He discussed BIM and the collaboration between detailers and other teams in a project atmosphere. Watch the full interview here. To learn more about Mark's background and his responsibilities at BIM Designs, Inc., check out his company profile.
0:12 - Amy Peck introduces Mark Oden, CEO of BIM Designs, Inc.
01:34 - So, what were some of the other panels that you went to where you had some great takeaways or were just inspired by the conversation?
3:02 - There are the challenges of the way things are done today that people have been doing for decades. So the change feels slow on one hand, but seems to be accelerating. What are some the things you've seen, where you think, "Ok, this is where we need to get to?"
6:21 - And I think the other things I'd like to ask you about is, what are some the learnings? Did you come away and learn some things from other specialities that you hadn't really considered before?
8:14 - How does [drone technology] impact pizza delivery for me?
About BIM Designs, Inc.
BIM Designs, Inc. is an agile BIM design, modeling, consulting, and coordination service provider for architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) contractors and developers that desire experienced journeymen detailers and engineers for Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing and Fire Protection (MEPF) modeling, Laser Scanning, and Virtual Design Construction (VDC) projects.
If you need 3D BIM modeling, design, and MEP detailing services, BIM Designs, Inc. (BDI) has the expert tradesmen who know how to precisely design and model your systems. Contact us today for a free estimate or to discuss your project needs.
About the Author
Luke joined the BIM Designs team in June 2020 as the Head of Business Development and helps oversee the business development and marketing team's objectives. With over 8 years of business development and sales experience working with startups, accelerators, investors and global enterprise-level companies, he has successfully helped startups scale their sales operations. Previously, he worked in the biotech industry as a research leader for over 9 years resulting in an IPO in 2011.