In today's rapidly changing technology environment, digital design no longer means just CAD. It's also BIM, IT, analysis/design, and visualization...with a little bit of training, accounting, R&D, and diplomacy thrown in for good measure. One structural engineering firm has decided to recognize this growing overlap of disciplines with a role created specifically to address it: Digital Design Manager. Join Kate for a discussion of what digital design management (DDM) means to Robert Silman Associates, and how having this position in the company has improved communication, collaboration, and adoption of new technologies. A followup roundtable session, CM2155-R Digital Design Management: A Roundtable Discussion offers the opportunity to continue the conversation.
Managers and executives of mid-sized firms who are interested in consolidated digital design management
Robert Silman Associates is a structural engineering firm with offices in New York, Boston, and DC. As the Digital Design Manager for the firm, Kate is responsible for coordinating procedures and standards for software used in the design process, including CAD, BIM, and design/analysis programs. Before rejoining RSA (where she also worked from 2003 to 2008), Kate was a Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk, working on the AutoCAD family of products, specifically AutoCAD LT. She has over 10 years' experience with Autodesk products, and has been a highly-rated AU Speaker since her first AU in 2004.