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Benjamin’s Journey as an ArchiFrame Developer: Agile Team = Big Impact In Timber BIM

In the frenetic world of coding, career choices can often lead people on unexpected journeys. For Benjamin, a BIM developer, the path to professional fulfilment took a turn towards ArchiFrame awhile back – and we are lucky to have him on our team! We spoke to Benjamin about his perspective and his current role at ArchiFrame. What does it really feel like to write code in the construction industry?

The road to ArchiFrame

So, what made Benjamin Fischer move to ArchiFrame?

“I was not entirely happy at my previous job, and I’ve always wondered how it is to work at a smaller company,” Benjamin admits. Dissatisfaction with the monotony of corporate life led him to explore the potential rewards of joining a smaller, more agile organisation. A pivotal influence came from his brother Péter, already part of the ArchiFrame team, who spoke highly of the company’s culture and opportunities.

Small Company, Big Impact

One of the standout aspects of working in a smaller company is the palpable impact everyone can have. Benjamin emphasises, “Since ArchiFrame is a smaller, more agile company, you feel that your work has a big impact; you are not just a cog in a big machine.”

This sentiment is shared by all of us at ArchiFrame – more than just employees, we are integral contributors to the company’s success. It is great to be able to see ideas and thoughts take shape – development timelines are rapid.

Timber BIM is an innovative area

As a programmer diving into the construction industry, Benjamin relished the refreshing challenge of mastering the intricacies of wood construction. Learning about a domain so different from traditional programming not only expanded his skill set but also makes his daily work more engaging.

Working remotely from his apartment in Linköping, Sweden, Benjamin acknowledges the comfort of his surroundings, but he also expresses a preference for the office environment, travelling to ArchiFrame HQ in Finland whenever he can. No matter where we work, our shared workspace is essential for fostering collaboration, creativity, and a sense of community among team members.

Benjamin also steps in to help with ArchiFrame’s Swedish marketing from time to time, as well as creating videos for users that are popular on the ArchiFrame YouTube channel.

Balancing passions – beyond coding

Beyond his coding career, Benjamin has a life filled with diverse interests. When not immersed in the world of programming, he finds joy in playing the piano and indulging in video games. This balance of work and personal interests underscores the importance of holistic well-being in a demanding industry.

Advice to aspiring developers

To fellow programmers entering the construction industry, Benjamin offers a piece of advice: “Don’t be afraid to ask questions in an unfamiliar environment.” Acknowledging the unique challenges of navigating the construction landscape as a programmer, he encourages curiosity and a proactive approach to learning – something that we wholeheartedly encourage here at ArchiFrame!

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