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The AEC industry has never been hotter.

Despite a worldwide pandemic, the architecture, engineering, construction, and manufacturing industries are growing at a rapid pace – and with it, Building Information Modeling.

The BIMObject reported that in 2021, 48% of the industry would avoid working with manufacturers who aren’t proficient in BIM, with the 2022 stat most likely being even higher.

What this means is that now more than ever, developing your burgeoning BIM team needs to be a priority. And not just developing it, but developing it well.

So we’ve taken the time to outline four simple steps you need to build the most successful BIM team possible, or to become a BIM leader yourself.

1. In-Depth Software Knowledge

Software Knowledge

A large portion of a BIM team or BIM leader’s success lies within their knowledge of BIM-relevant tools and softwares. This kind of software proficiency helps to ensure the most seamless collaboration and efficient projects possible.

Whether that’s Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks, Fusion 360, or any of the other countless options – staying on the cutting edge of the ever-growing and updating softwares is key to continued success.

What this means, is that your team – or yourself – need access to training that is not only relevant to your field, but is also consistently up-to-date. This allows you to collaborate easily and effectively, utilizing the newest tools and best processes.

OUR SOLUTIONS

Our flagship tool, the ‘GeT Everything’ library offers thousands of hours of easy-to-use training specifically designed for BIM teams.

The ‘GeT Everything’ library helps to ensure that users receive the most relevant information and up-to-date training materials from anywhere in the world!

Find out how below.

Expertly-Crafted Courses: The ‘GeT Everything’ library is authored by industry experts with extensive leadership and hands-on experience.

This helps to ensure that our courses are not only accurate, but relevant to the tips, tricks, and information used day-to-day by real engineers, architects, construction professionals, and more!

Up-To-Date Training: To ensure our users are receiving the newest possible information, we use what are called ‘Waterfall Updates’.

Essentially, this ensures that our courses are being updated in lockstep with the newest software releases, allowing you – or your team – to access training in the most recent possible versions.

On-The-Go Options: With our Autodesk plugin, ‘GeT Know-How’, users can access the full suite of ‘GeT Everything’ library courses from any device, anywhere, at any time.

Ultimately, this ensures BIM professionals can stay current with the latest industry processes and softwares without having to sacrifice billable hours.

2. Relevant Certifications

Our Certification Aids

Earning the appropriate certifications plays a major role in an individual’s or team’s ability to achieve success.

Widely-recognized professional certificates (such as Autodesk Professional Certification or CanBIM Certification) highlight comprehensive skill sets,  help candidates stand out in competitive job markets, and allow teams to stand out within their respective fields.

OUR CERTIFICATION AIDS

The Global eTraining Knowledge Management Platform effectively prepares learners for multiple different certificates, preparing them for heightened success and opportunity in their field.

Find out how below.

ATC Certificates: Global eTraining courses are eligible for ATC (Autodesk Authorized Training Center) certificates of completion with a pass mark of 70% or higher in each section of the course within 6 months of starting the course.

Autodesk Professional Certification: Global eTraining courses effectively prepare learners to pass their Autodesk Professional Certification. Each certification objective is clearly indicated throughout our training for clarity.

CanBIM Certification: Global eTraining’s BIM courses are recognized by CanBIM. Learners that complete our ‘BIM Basics’ Library or ‘Revit – The Complete Guide’ course will receive their CanBIM Level 1 Certification.

3. Leadership & Communication Skills

Leadership and Communication Skills

This step may seem obvious – but it is key nonetheless.

Both individuals and teams working in the world of Building Information Modeling need to possess extensive leadership and communication skills – especially when considering how collaborative BIM is as a process.

While some may possess these skills somewhat naturally, the most successful BIM leaders invest additional time and energy into sharpening these key skills.

OUR TOOLS

Global eTraining recently partnered with Subject Matter Expert, Brian Supervich to create in-depth leadership and communication courses and video content for our learners.

Brian Supervich is a retired Executive Manager with over 40 years of human resource management experience. His content is leveraged by Global eTraining users to build and sharpen communication, engagement, and leadership skills.

Find out how below.

‘The Supervisory Balance’ Courses: Global eTraining offers ‘The Supervisory Balance’ courses for BIM leaders and teams looking to develop their communication, leadership, and conflict-resolution skills.

‘The Supervisory Balance’ Webinar Replay: Global eTraining consistently hosts live webinars with Course Authors and Industry Experts, offering learners the ability to ask questions live and learn more about AEC-relevant topics.

Click here to watch our ‘The Supervisory Balance’ webinar replay with Industry Expert, Brian Supervich for a taste of the content offered within ‘The Supervisory Balance’ courses and some great techniques and discussion on communication and leadership.

4. Continued Training & Resources

Training and Resources

As we know – the world of Building Information Modelling is constantly evolving – as is the AEC industry around it. Along with this comes continually updating softwares, changing standards, and improved processes.

In such a fast-moving industry, it’s imperative that you and your team have access to continued training and resources to stay consistently efficient, knowledgeable, and up to date.

What this means, is that you must be prepared with the most current training options and information outlets so that your projects can continue to be as successful as possible.

OUR TOOLS

Offering our learners the most current information, training, and resources has always been a key focus for Global eTraining. With this in mind, we’ve built a number of tools and programs in which learners can access the most cutting-edge tech and info.

Find out how below.

Waterfall Updates: To ensure our users are receiving the newest possible information, we use what are called ‘Waterfall Updates’.

Essentially, this ensures that our courses are being updated in lockstep with the newest software releases, allowing you – or your team – to access training in the most recent possible versions.

To stay up to date on our latest tech and course releases, check out our ‘From the Ops Director’s Desk’ blog series.

Live Webinars: Global eTraining consistently hosts live webinars with Course Authors and Industry Experts, offering learners the ability to ask questions live and learn more about AEC-relevant topics.

These webinars allow learners to stay up to date on the latest industry trends and information. Check out our YouTube channel for more webinar replays.

‘The Generator’ Course Builder: ‘The Generator’ is our robust course building tool. It allows organizations to create courses from scratch, modify existing Global eTraining content, and to completely customize their employee’s training programs, workflows, and processes.

‘The Generator’ can also help teams stay up to date internally, with company and project-specific customer content.

The point is simple – building and maintaining successful BIM teams and leaders is essential to your organization’s success in the modern AEC industry.

And there is no better way to do this than with Global eTraining.

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