Transitioning your design, engineering, and construction processes from CAD to BIM processes - requires a BIM Implementation Plan; that budgets for technology and process training.
For those that have implemented BIM; this is an obvious, logical process for success.
However; for newcomers to the BIM process -- its hard to ask the planning questions when you either don't know the questions to ask OR why you are asking those questions.
A series of BIM Prep classes may be the answer. During my Baltimore visit with Gilbane's BIM Manager, he described a series of classes; that has been helpful to educate owners on 4 topic areas of asking for BIM on their projects.
Nationally, he's seen design and engineering principals attend these same classes; as a prerequisite to 'road mapping' BIM Process Initiatives in their own firms.
I've highlighted these classes during my national BIM education classes and workshops. Attending owners, designers and contractors have provided their positive experiences from attending these classes --so here's a course description that you can download of the AGC CM-BIM Certificate and its 4 classes.
The AGC Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is an assessment-based certificate credential; that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to BIM adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in the AGC BIM Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-BIM designation.