How to Become A BIM Modeler

What does a BIM Modeler do?

A BIM modeler uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to develop three-dimensional visual plans for a project alongside architects and engineers. The BIM Modeler must be able to determine proper elements and scale for the project assigned.

What skills are needed to be a BIM Modeler?

  • Proficiency in building information modeling (BIM) software (Revit, Navisworks, etc.)
  • Collaboration with team members including architects and engineers
  • Expertise in time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Specified training from a vocational school, on-the-job training, or an associates degree

What is the pay for a BIM Modeler?

According to O*Net OnLine, the median annual salary for Architectural and Civil Drafters is $60,340. It is important to consider that wage varies based on geographic location, education, experience, and type of organization of which you are employed. 17-3011.00 – Architectural and Civil Drafters

Do I have to work full-time as a BIM Modeler?

Most BIM Modeler positions are full-time and in-office positions, although there are part-time and remote options available.

Who does a BIM Modeler work for?

A BIM Modeler is typically supervised by a BIM Manager or architect. There can also be BIM Technicians and BIM Coordinators in the department. BIM Modeler is typically an entry-level position.

How can a VDCI Technology Certificate help me?

A VDCI Technology Certificate will teach you the technical skills requested by employers in a BIM Department. Throughout the VDCI Technology Certificate Program you will develop complex problem solving skills, time management skills, and specific workflows within industry-leading BIM software.

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