BIM Fundamental Concepts

BIM Fundamental Concepts is a 1-hour course that will provide you with the key information required to support all stages of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project—from design through to operation. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to define BIM, describe how BIM can provide great benefits to a project, explain why it is critical to implement BIM, and list potential solutions for BIMs’ greatest challenges.

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Course Outline

What is BIM?
Learning Objectives and learning outcomes
What is BIM?
BIM – The Basics
BIM – Definitions
BIM during Design, Construction and Operation
Client Responsibilities
The Importance of a Whole Life Approach

Why BIM?
Why BIM?
BIM vs a Traditional Methods
BIM and the future of Construction
Skills and Opportunities
Stakeholder Engagement

Benefits of BIM
Benefits of BIM – Overview
Benefits of BIM – Client Side
Benefits of BIM – Design
Benefits of BIM – Construction
Benefits of BIM – Whole Life
Benefits of BIM – In use / Asset Management
Benefits of BIM – Buildings & Infrastructure

Challenges of BIM
Challenges of BIM Overview
BIM Implementation – Organisational
BIM Implementation – Project
BIM Costs
Cultural Challenges

People, Process & Technology
Regional Differences
A staged approach
Skills Shortages

About the Author

Rebecca has always had a keen interest in digital technologies and how they can radically change the way we work and interact with one another. Having studied and worked in Australia as an Architect the basis for her experience always involved managing and training teams to utilize this technology and interact with those ready and willing for change to enable a more efficient workflow.

Rebecca lived in the UK for almost 10 years and following a series of successful senior roles in varied architectural organizations, Rebecca now manages her own consultancy, Digital Node, providing advice and insight to construction professionals all over the world on advanced digital solutions on projects as well as implementation and management processes. It is with this knowledge that she can communicate, train and manage teams in a BIM environment as well as ensure her knowledge is spread throughout the industry within education and focused groups.

Rebecca works with Building Smart UK, sits on the Autodesk Developer Network and feedback community and supports the London BIM initiative within the BIM Regions that help support and grow an industry. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and young people (having been part of a future-focused industry group, BIM2050) and also teaches, mentors and trains young people regarding future processes and BIM. Her interest in training and upskilling also involved a strong social media presence for herself (@becdecicco), her organization (@digital_node) and finally her diversity group (@womeninBIM).