BIM 120 – BIM for Contractors

The BIM 120 BIM for Contractors course is divided into two sections: the BIM-savvy contractor and the Construction Model. This is to focus on both the interpersonal and technical skills needed—the hard and soft skills respectively. Sometimes you will find soft skills discussed when reviewing technology or hard skills discussed with reviewing interpersonal collaboration. This is what makes BIM so challenging—it’s hard to separate the two concepts. A strong, BIM-savvy organization requires an understanding of both.

By the end of this course, you will be able to describe a contractor’s role in the BIM process, define the term “Federated Model,” describe the involvement of the Subcontractor in Design Assist, identify how Integrated Project Delivery and Building Information Modeling work to enhance the contractors bottom line, and list strategies for hosting a successful Lean BIM Coordination meeting.

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Course Outline

Getting Started

The BIM Savvy Contractor
Types of Contractors
Additional Model Uses
Design Assist Phase

The Construction Model
Navisworks and the Federated Model
BIM Coordination Meetings
Field Application and Informational Data

Conclusion for Contractors

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.