Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control. Associated General Contractors of America’s (AGC) BIM Education Program - developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators - is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project. Each BIM Education Program unit provides a full day of training for a total of 32 hours. The Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is the construction industry’s only credential that teaches the practical application of the BIM process for commercial construction firms.
Unit 2: BIM Technology
This unit is designed to provide a neutral introduction to BIM tools. Tools are introduced as they relate to the functions they perform, as well as particular phases in a project where they have the strongest capabilities. We will cover a four-step process of software selection that participants can use as they start the BIM software purchasing process. This unit concludes by examining file formats, compatibility, and emerging technology, and how they work together to transform the industry.