Atlanta (PRWEB) February 17, 2011
Applied Software, a leading and nationally recognized Autodesk value-added reseller, announced today that it has hired architectural consultant and building information modeling (BIM) expert Josh Oakley as director of applied BIM services. In his new capacity, Oakley will help launch the company’s next- generation BIM, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and virtual design and construction (VDC) consulting services.
Oakley will partner with Applied Software’s client AEC firms and owners to guide them through the organizational process and behavioral changes necessary for a profitable and rewarding BIM implementation. Expert at implementing BIM organizationally, including 4D and 5D BIM in integrated design and construction projects, Oakley also has extensive experience designing processes for digital fabrications.
“Josh’s passion for process improvement, his broad understanding of architectural design and construction, and deep knowledge of BIM best practices and technology make him a stellar addition to our team and a great asset to our customers,” said Richard Burroughs, president of Applied Software. “Josh is well-known for working equally well with engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors and owners to define processes conducive to successful BIM implementations.”
Prior to joining Applied Software, Oakley oversaw the implementation of BIM technology at The Beck Group's Eastern Division office in Atlanta. As BIM manager, he worked with the architecture, estimating and construction groups to create BIMs that could be mined across all project phases by numerous project participants. His role also involved training consultants, engineers and subcontractors in a variety of BIM software applications. A frequent speaker on BIM best practices at industry conferences and forums throughout the United States, Oakley is also active in the local community by regularly participating in the Digital Building Lab at Georgia Tech, BIM Breakfast at Georgia Tech and BUG (BIM User Group) Atlanta. Oakley received a B.S. degree in Architecture from the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech.
About Applied Software
Applied Software is one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the Southeastern United States. It is one of the nation’s leading providers of Building Information Modeling (BIM) services, including modeling, analysis, training, integration and mentoring, and provides Digital Prototyping solutions to manufacturers. Since its founding in 1982, Applied Software has helped more than 5,000 commercial, academic and government clients achieve high performance and growth. Applied Software’s comprehensive array of solutions and services include product updates, education and a dedicated staff of sales and services professionals. Its innovative document management solution, Webster, provides mission-critical workflow, collaboration and coordination support for sophisticated project needs. Applied Software is also a recent recipient of a GSA BIM Services IDIQ Award to provide a comprehensive array of BIM services to the federal government.
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