What are the professional skills of a good BIM Manager?
Since January 2019, Building Information Modeling – has been made mandatory for public contracting stations by the Ministerial Decree 560/2017 in relation to projects with work amounting to or greater than 100 million euros (around $112,944,500 USD). Starting in 2025, these amounts will be reduced each year, increasing the scope of this BIM obligation that calls for the construction or re-qualification of any type of public works.
BIM Manager Skills: Professional Certification
Professionals in this sector can obtain certifications that attest to the compliance of their skills with the UNI 11337-7 standard which governs the professional profile of BIM operators.
There are four main roles of the assembly line in BIM design that can obtain a specific certification for their work:
- the Building Information Modeling Manager
- the CDE Manager
- the Building Information Modeling Specialist
- the Building Information Modeling Coordinator
What is the main component of the extensive machine?
The BIM Manager is the first link on the assembly line.
The professional skills of the Building Information Modeling Manager are to:
- manage digitized processes at an organizational level
- ensure compliance of company orders
- define and enforce the rules for the implementation of the organization’s processes regarding the management of information flows and CDE usage for each job
- draw up the specifications, information management offer, and any contractual aspects relating to order management.
As shown by recent market research, the role of the BIM Manager holds much more responsibility than the other professional figures in the sector.
In fact, the Manager defines the management and updating of the model and the project. The Building Information Modeling manager also takes care of coordinating each phase by managing any problems or corrections within the team.
The Manager must also ensure that there is compliance with the Executive Plan through coordination and verification of corrections and configurations. Therefore, all the responsibilities the Building Information Modeling manager carries out are very important as it’s precisely from his/her ability to coordinate and configure that produces the outcome and respect of the project itself.
“From great power comes great responsibility”
The professional skills of the BIM Manager
Just like in a superhero movie, we can call the Building Information Modeling Manager a modern superhero. In fact, given the responsibilities, it requires qualitative training and study to obtain the certification of suitability for this role.
Through certification, the BIM Manager and BIM Specialist (coordinator and the CDE) will see several doors open in the work field due to the high demand of this expertise in the international market.
This way, you will not only fill a role as a simple architect, but as a designer, coordinator, and head of order. Additionally, considering the existing competition, specializing as much as possible is a strategic way to ensure a stable future and rewarding work.
BIM, building information modeling, is the key to a professional future in the architectural and engineering field.
If you want to start learning more about BIM design issues, you can start with the basics via Revit and then move on to more advanced software such as Dynamo.