BIM 101 – Introduction

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an organizational, a philosophical, and a strategic change to the construction industry. How BIM is embraced within a firm is largely left up to those interpreting this philosophy into practice. With the idea that a learner learns best through repetition, BIM 101 introduces the foundational concepts so that in subsequent courses designed for specific stakeholders we can review more specifically how that concept applies—rather than introduce the concept.

By the end of the BIM 101 Introduction course, you will be able to clarify BIM misconceptions by discussing why they exist and the realities of the industry, define BIM as a process, and develop an understanding of why BIM and Revit are not synonymous terms, introduce the benefits of modeling for the various stakeholders in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations industry, and present the industry standard tools previously developed to manage the BIM process within the industry.

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Course Outline

Getting Started
Introduction to BIM 100 Series
What makes a successful BIM?
What is Revit?

Benefits of Modeling
Benefits to Design Teams
Benefits to Construction Document Specialists
Benefits to Owners and Facility Managers

The BIM Process
New Construction vs. Renovation
BIM Project Execution Plans
Facility BIM Development Plans

BIM 101 Introduction to BIM

About the Author

Megan Johnson is an AIA registered architect and avid academic who is the BIM Director for an architecture firm in Virginia. She has trained thousands of individuals to use Revit in a BIM-savvy manner over the past ten years. She has spoken internationally and has been published several times in publications like the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences.