Gary Sprague


CEO & Co-Founder

Gary Sprague is the CEO and co-founder of Kinship, a cloud solution for Revit content management and project analytics. Kinship’s customers include major international AEC firms such as Foster + Partners, Buro Happold, Bjarke Ingels Group and COX Architecture.

As CEO, Gary focuses on driving product growth through aligning the company’s sales and marketing efforts with a keen understanding of customers’ needs and broader trends in BIM and data within the AEC industry. Gary is passionate and curious about everything it takes to build a high-growth technology business that combines amazing product, people and service.

Gary is a lifelong techie and entrepreneur who aspires to build a legacy of positive social and environmental impact. Prior to Kinship, Gary worked in the social enterprise field, where he held multiple roles in IT, operations, and marketing and communications. He has also worked as an independent business consultant to entrepreneurs in a variety of industries including design, media and finance. Gary currently resides in Hong Kong, where he enjoys playing football and spending as much time as possible on trails or at the beach with his wife and two kids.

 What to expect during the event

Every BIM lead, BIM manager and BIM coordinator knows the importance of having a good system for managing content. A good content management system makes project delivery easier and more effective, and helps the organization get the most value out of its content library. But what exactly is it that makes a content management system (and its associated workflows) good or not? Apart from the particular tools or methods that you use, there are certain principles that underlie effective BIM content management.

This session will present a set of core principles for effective BIM content management based on simplicity, clarity, consistency and long-term value. These principles are based on the speaker’s decade-plus of experience working with Revit content and content management, and will address topics such as: naming, versioning, content development and review, project-specific content, team access, and content tracking. Understanding these principles will help you to choose and implement the right set of tools, standards and worklfows for managing your BIM content.

- Understand the impacts of having a good (or bad) content management system.
- Get an overview of the key aspects of content management like naming, versioning, development, access and tracking.
- Learn the principles behind effective approaches to the key aspects of content management.
- Learn how to effectively sequence the process of implementing and rolling out a content management system.
- Learn how to evaluate different tools, standards and methods based on effective principles for content management.

Principles of Effective BIM Content Management

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