10 Twitter Accounts You Should Follow If You’re Serious about BIM

By Stefan Mordue, Paul Swaddle, David Philp

If you’re not already tweeting and on Twitter, then you’re missing out on a whole online Building Information Modeling (BIM) community. The BIM community is well known for sharing information, and what better way to do this than digitally through social media?

To get you going, here are ten great Twitter accounts to follow. Many of these actively engage with other Twitter users, which is the essence of what social media is about — having conversations and not just broadcasting messages. Expect BIM banter, key messages, and lots of humor!

  • @becdecicco: An architect by profession, Rebecca DeCicco now runs her own successful digital design consultancy in London. A founding CIC BIM2050 member and advocate of education and technology, she also promotes equality and diversity in the industry.

  • @berlotti: A carpenter by education, Léon van Berlo of the Netherlands focuses on open standards to advance collaboration. Although he’s an advocate of BIM, he’s most happy when on his bicycle.

  • @BirgittaFoster: Birgitta Foster, from Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the vice president of facilities management integration at VDCO Tech and a buildingSMART advocate. Birgitta describes herself as passionate, focused, and a dedicated wife, mom, and tennis player.

  • @BrianSkripac: Brian Skripac is the director of digital practice at Cannon Design in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Brian contributes to a number of national publications and speaks at conferences around the United States.

  • @ChrisHallamLaw: Chris Hallam, from Manchester, United Kingdom, is a partner at law firm Pinsent Masons. He tweets about all things legal, political, and technological.

  • @digitalurban: Andy Hudson-Smith is the director of the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at University College, London. He’s a reader in digital urban systems and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • @kathf48: As well as being a golfer, cook, parent, and chair of the RICS FM Board, Kath Fontana still finds time to be managing director of BAM FM. She describes herself as committed to advancing the facilities management (FM) profession through innovation, collaboration, and diversity.

  • @sarahrocklaw: BIM enthusiast Sarah Rock works for RPC Law in London. Prior to entering the world of law, she worked as an electrical contractor and ran her own CAD engineering business.

  • @StephenHamilNBS: Head of design and innovation at RIBA Enterprises in Newcastle, United Kingdom, Stephen Hamil is a prominent figure within the BIM community. He blogs all things BIM, technology, and travel via his Construction Code blog.

  • @ThePhilpster: London City Airport BIM heavyweight David Philp heads up BIM Implementation for the UK Government Cabinet Office. David has been crowned the most influential UK BIM commentator on Twitter via the #BIMTwitter50.