A building information modeling (BIM) coordinator coordinates the process of generating and managing digital models of places; building information models are virtual files that help with decision-making during the building process. The building information modeling coordinator must be well-educated in not only the industry in which they works, but in architecture generally as well.Read More...
Building information modeling coordinators typically work in an office manufacturing, designing, reviewing, revising and implementing building information models. They also work with (and need an extensive knowledge of) the software that produces these three-dimensional building models. Aside from time spent in the office, a building information modeling coordinator also likely spends substantial time at job/build sites to inspect the project and witness progress as it happens; the coordinator can compare real-time progress to the building model plan and revise when needed.
In addition to creating, revising, and inputting business information models, the coordinator might also supervise other employees working with building information models. Therefore, it is essential they have the verbal and written communication skills to succeed in this position. Previous experience in a similar role is generally required or preferred. Additionally, BIM coordinators must work well in a group setting, as well as on their own with minimal supervision. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Coordinator Tasks
- Facilitate construction by applying BIM and CAD technologies in the design phase.
- Offer cross-team support for BIM software.
- Ensure all models are compatible and BIM data is available to all project participants.
- Collaborate with the design team and other departments to identify goals and communicate procedural changes.
A Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager oversees BIM engineers and coordinators, working directly with the project team in developing and updating a 3D model throughout the project's life cycle. When converting building specifications to a 3D model, a BIM manager must detect and identify any challenges before they become an issue; they participate in problem solving efforts for the projects through the use of BIM applications.Read More...
The BIM manager must make sure all elements of the model are in accordance with the BIM project execution plan, including project set-up and development. They communicate with various departments and managers on how to implement any changes or customization, providing leadership and oversight for the flow of data with designers, contractors, and various other personnel. The BIM manager benefits from having a knowledge of model-based delivery and automating tasks, and they are responsible for project set-up and technical administration, as well as for performing project work. A BIM manager generally works full time, usually in a construction office, engineering or architectural firm, or for a building manufacturer.
Generally a bachelor's or master's degree in engineering, construction, or another relevant field is required for BIM manager positions. Experience is also required in design modeling, construction management, and 3D and BIM software such as Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, and Navisworks. Collaborative and people skills are essential, as BIM managers work extensively with members of the design team, estimators, owners, and subcontractors, among others. Problem solving and leadership skills are also required. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager Tasks
- Create BIM models and oversee their usage by architects, engineers, and contractors.
- Research and install appropriate BIM software (e.g. Revit and AutoCAD) and train others in their use.
- Derive BIM tasks and requirements for building projects.