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Jim Cowan is an established curriculum developer, instructor, and presenter.
Jim has provided education services to elearning content developers, 15 universities, and hundreds of firms—engaging more than 6,500 students. His areas of expertise include elearning, interoperability between software products, and overcoming barriers to the adoption of BIM. With a background rooted in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, Jim brings his skill as an educator and his in-depth knowledge of how to apply Autodesk software to his current role as a BIM consultant at Microdesk.
Before he began pursuing a successful career focused on the evolving technology behind design, Jim worked as a registered architect and landscape architect. It is his life's work to help others understand the complex software that now drives the AEC industry. Additionally, he's passionate about sustainability, including daylight analysis, solar studies, lighting analysis, and using correctly modeled buildings.