Friday, July 28, 2017

"Fortune Passes Everywhere"


I am pleased and excited to announce that I have joined KDG Construction Consulting, to serve as the BIM Manager for the Landside Access Modernization Program at LAX.

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I am eager to join the talented team already in place. My role includes coordinating the use of Los Angeles World Airport BIM standards for all relevant LAMP projects, and evaluating Developer/contractor submittals for compliance with those standards.

The program includes two Intermodal Transportation Facilities, a Consolidated Rental Car Facility, a new Metro station, and improvements to the existing terminal, all connected by an Automated People Mover.

KDGConstruction Consulting is a leading provider of program, project and construction management services, serving clients in a broad range of markets throughout Southern California, including aviation, utilities, government and affordable housing. KDG is a certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) and a certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) in the State of California.

Allen Jay Holland

P.S. Extra Credit if you are familiar with the source of the title quote.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Revit Protocol Manual


The AEC (UK) CAD Standards Initiative was formed in 2000 to improve the process of design information production, management and exchange. Initially the initiative addressed CAD layering conventions as the primary concern for users of design data. As design needs and technology has developed, the initiative has expanded to cover other aspects of design data production and information exchange.

The committee was re-formed in 2009, including new members from companies and consultancies highly experienced in BIM software and implementation, to address the growing need within the UK AEC industry for a unified, practical & pragmatic BIM standard in a design environment.
The AEC (UK) BIM Standard was released in November 2009, and this document forms part of that body of work, as a Revit-specific standard which conforms with the platform-generic BIM standard.

Copyright Notice:
It is important to note that this standard will only become truly useful if as many companies adopt it as possible. To that extent, it may be freely distributed and used in any format necessary.


My current interest in the notion of BIM Standards was engendered during my work overseas, but I also learned that there are practical limits to what can be achieved, depending on the market in which one's design practice operates, along with many other factors.

Internationally, there is a wave of interest in standardization, prompted by the 2016 UK Level 2 BIM Mandate. There is also an overlay of academic interest in BIM, which can distort its practical implementation.

I have decided to release the Revit Protocol Manual in draft form, to receive feedback from any who wish to review its content. I have updated the manual to align with recent software enhancements and adapted it to U.S. terminology. You are, of course, free to use it (or the original documents) without restriction as noted above.

Allen Jay Holland

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Azure Design Group


I have joined my former colleague Bob Carpenter at Azure Design Group in Orange, California. We will lead the Commercial Division providing BIM-based architectural services in-house and to external entities.

Azure Capital Group is an enterprise that creates safe and stable living environments. Azure is active in Finance, Development, Senior Housing, Hospitality and Medical Services in order to achieve our mission. Our corporate vision is to create living environments with high social purpose, lasting beauty, safety and functionality while providing our clients and customers a long-term thriving business and desirable lifestyle.

Azure Leisure Living is the management arm of the company and directs the efforts of Destiny Retirement, Nourishing Hospitality and DirectMed, as well as overseeing the development and construction activities of the company. Our business offices, located in Orange, CA serve as the hub for all company activity.

Azure Design Group is an in-house design center staffed with creative and talented architects and graphic designers. Having this function in-house greatly facilitates communication and efficiency. and is key to developing cutting edge properties and facilities that meet the current and emerging needs of our clients and customers.

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