How to Become A BIM Technician

What does a BIM Technician do?

A BIM Technician uses Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to convert plans from engineers and architects into documents needed for construction. The BIM Technician pulls together all information from different aspects of the project and presents it in one design.

What skills are needed to be a BIM Technician?

  • 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 Technician?

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 Technician?

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

Who does a BIM Technician work for?

A BIM Technician is typically supervised by a BIM Manager or architect. There can also be BIM Modelers and BIM Coordinators in the department. BIM Technician 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 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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