Brian Mackey Revit 2017 and Deployments
In Part 1 of this 2 part episode I talk with Brian Mackey “The Revit Geek” about how Revit 2017 is going, and I share some secrets about deployments. I also give a preview of my upcoming talk at RTC.
About Brian Mackey
Brian Mackey is a well know and established consultant who has been working in the industry since the 80’s. He attended school for framing and then worked for a construction firm focusing on framing in the residential market. He moved on from that to become and architectural woodworker, which included field verification, cost estimating and bidding, CNC programming and shop drawing creations. This is where he began using Autodesk products, starting with AutoCAD Release 12. From here he was recruited to work for an Architectural firm. He started off doing as-built conditions for tenant improvement work and soon became the CAD Manager. In many ways, Brian’s past roles in the industry have aided his ability to help his clients effectively use Autodesk software. With a career change to an Autodesk reseller in the early 2000’s, Brian was introduced to Revit and has been a true Revit geek ever since. Brian holds both associate and professional level Autodesk certifications in Revit. As a Technical Specialist, Brian stayed completely immersed in every aspect of the software and passed his knowledge onto his clients through classroom training, technical support and on-site mentoring. Through working with numerous companies from all areas of the country, from many different disciplines, Brian has gained valuable experience and knowledge about industry best practices in implementing Revit and other BIM software. Working with many clients to achieve very diverse goals eventually made Brian decide to make a career change to open BD Mackey Consulting in 2011. Being an independent consultant allows Brian to focus more intently on his clients and their specific mentoring, training and support needs. Working so closely with so many diverse companies enables Brian to stay as close to the industry as possible, which helps him provide specific services his clients require. Brian is a well-known and popular instructor and has spoken at CAD Camp, Revit Technology Conference, and Autodesk University; he also co-hosts a light-hearted monthly Revit internet Q&A webcast that has a growing fan base. Brian’s goals about BIM are to find ways to help his clients utilize the software that is the best, most efficient and most intelligent way possible for their companies’ individual needs.
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