BIM Technology is the second of four courses that comprise AGC's Building Information Modeling Education Program. This course provides you with a great deal of information about the types of BIM tools and their functions to enable you to make better purchasing decisions. The course is divided into 4 sessions:
Session 1 focuses on giving participants an overview of BIM technologies and the definitions that will be used throughout the course. It looks at tool classes and functions, which are instrumental in developing an understanding of the primary use for any application.
Session 2 takes a comprehensive look at a range of products, organized in a logical workflow for a BIM project. This is the core of the course, and there is a lot of ground to cover. The focus is that tools need to fit the process, not the other way around.
Session 3 defines a four-step process of software selection that participants can use as they start purchasing BIM software applications.
Session 4 explores some of the more granular details of BIM. The session briefly explores the topic of file formats, from the perspective of open versus proprietary, then from the perspective of interoperability.
Course Learning Objectives:
- Explain the phased structure of a BIM project.
- Describe the classes of BIM tools.
- List common BIM applications.
- Describe how the use of BIM tools needs to be planned and organized.
- Explain the need to embed tools into the process.
- Develop a process for selecting relevant BIM tools.
Candidates who successfully complete the four AGC BIM Education Program courses are eligible to apply for the AGC Certificate of Management - Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) Exam.
This assessment-based certificate credential denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program.