BIM Technician

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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
  • BIM Technician is also known as BIM Designer, BIM Modeler, and BIM Drafter
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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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google workspace


What software is essential for proficiency in a BIM Technician 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 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 on-site. Hybrid work arrangements may become an option after training, and specific companies offer remote opportunities.

Does a BIM Technician have to work full time?

Majority 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.