BIM Manager

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What does a BIM Manager do?

  • Ensure compliance with BIM standards and accuracy of data
  • Look for efficiencies and productivity hacks in the organizations BIM process
  • Leads a team including BIM Coordinators, modelers and technicians and provides them with guidance, training and mentorship to ensure proficiency in BIM software and processes
  • Work with clients to understand their BIM requirements and ensure they are met during each determined work phase
  • Cultivate and maintain ongoing positive relationships with team member and clients
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What skills are needed to be a BIM Manager?

  • 6 – 8 years of experience in AEC industry
  • Experience in leading BIM teams such as Modelers, Technicians and Coordinators
  • 5+ years of experience of relevant design and BIM drafting experience
  • Advanced understanding of reading and reviewing construction documents, building constructability requirements and applicable code compliance
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, Google workspace, Autodesk Construction Cloud, and BIM 360

What software is essential for proficiency in a BIM Manger role?

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Revit is the global BIM standard. Revit is used by 75% of architects for their 3D projects.

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AutoCAD is the global CAD standard. AutoCAD is used by 85% of engineers and architects.

Introduction to Navisworks

Navisworks integrates Revit, 3D AutoCAD and compatible programs into a 3D model to create clash detection between architectural, structural, MEP and fire-suppression systems.

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Bluebeam is utilized by AEC professional for creating, collaborating, and sharing PDF documents.

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What is the average salary of a BIM Manager?

The typical salary range for a BIM Manager is approximately $80,000 to $120,000. Salary may vary depending on which state you reside in.

Can a BIM Manager work remotely?

A BIM Manager typically operates on-site, although the work schedule can be flexible based on the company’s policies and work flow requirements.

Does a BIM Manager have to work full time?

The majority of BIM Managers work full time due to the extensive responsibilities associated with the role.