BIM Technician

BIM Technician

This role is responsible for developing detailed 3D models and documents of buildings and structures using BIM (Building, Information, Modeling) software while collaborating with architects and engineers. Their role also assists with ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations while maintaining accurate project documentation.

What does a BIM Technician do?

  • Work under the supervision and direction of BIM coordinator/manager/designer
  • Collaborate with BIM teams to produce plans, sections, elevations and details to convey architectural and construction information
  • Actively support the maintenance of standards of practice and techniques of BIM
  • Creates conceptual structural models based on verbal direction or rough sketches from engineers or architects
  • Willingness to troubleshoot issues and find solutions for complex design or modeling challenges

What skills are needed to be a BIM Technician?

  • 0 – 2 years in AEC industry or equivalent education experience
  • Ability to read and create blueprints and understand industry terminology
  • Detail-oriented and ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with construction terminology and adherence to building regulations 
  • Proficiency in the use of design methods, instruments, and fundamental concepts essential for creating technical blueprints and 3D models
  • Ability to work independently and with a team

Which software is essential for proficiency in a BIM Technician role?

  • Proficiency in Revit 
  • Proficiency in Navisworks 
  • Strong skill set in the use of Bluebeam 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
  • Previous knowledge of AutoCAD is preferred

What is the average salary of a BIM Technician?

The typical salary range for entry-level BIM technicians is approximately $45,000 to $60,000. Compensation may vary based on the state of residence.

Can a BIM Technician work remotely?

Although the software used by BIM technicians is accessible online, certain companies may prefer entry-level drafters to work in-person. Hybrid work arrangements may become an option after training, and specific companies offer remote opportunities.

Does a BIM Technician have to work full-time?

The majority of BIM technicians engage in full-time employment due to the high demand in the field. While there are some part-time or contract opportunities available, they are not as prevalent as full-time positions

Please note when searching for jobs online, it is important to be aware that the job titles “BIM designer”, “BIM modeler”, and “BIM Drafter” are occasionally used interchangeably, referring to the same role as a BIM Technician.

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