Taking the Mystery Out of BIM | AGC CM-BIM Classes

Posted by Daniel Hughes on Jun 28, 2017 6:42:00 AM

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.

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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 a prominent construction company's BIM\VDC 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 within their 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.

Here's the AGC page with links to the Original CM-BIM Candidate Guide and the Revised CM-BIM Candidate Guide.

AGC Certificate of Management — Building Information Modeling Page

It also includes links to the Exam Calendar, Application Form, Retake Form, Renewal Form and Testing Center Locations. The Original Guide provides the course and unit descriptions that are outlined below.

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.

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BIM Unit 1: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (8 Hours)

BIM Unit 1 provides an overview of BIM terminology and practices while introducing important concepts necessary to understand how BIM is changing the construction process.

It is developed for those who have had minimal exposure to BIM. This course relies on a highly participatory learning environment including case studies, classroom discussion, in-class exercises and instructor-led discussions.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Recognize the importance of BIM

  • Define common BIM terminology

  • Discuss how BIM can be used as a communication and collaboration tool

  • Explain the benefits of BIM

  • Explain the federated model process

  • Compare examples of successful BIM usage

  • Discuss issues associated with starting BIM

  • Create a company BIM assessment

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BIM Unit 2: BIM Technology (8 Hours)

BIM Unit 2 provides a neutral introduction to BIM tools. Throughout the course, 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.

By understanding these differences, it is possible for each attendee to determine what questions need to be asked prior to making an investment in technology.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Explain the phased structure of a BIM project;

  • Discuss the classes of BIM tools;

  • List the more common BIM applications;

  • Describe how the use of BIM tools needs to be planned and organized;

  • Explain the need to embed tools into processes; and

  • Develop a process for identifying and selecting BIM tools.

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BIM Unit 3: BIM Contract Negotiation and Contract Allocation

BIM Unit 3 allows the participant to examine BIM and contract terminology to determine
best practices for integrating BIM use into project contracts, as well as hot-button issues such as standard of care, intellectual property rights, and insurance and surety bonding coverage to help participants become BIM champions within their organizations.

It is assumed that all participants have had exposure to basic BIM concepts and terminology through attendance BIM 101.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Explain contract liability and standards of care related to BIM

  • Negotiate BIM Addendum terms for BIM Execution Plan development

  • Use BIM contract negotiation to establish proactive collaborative BIM

  • Identify intellectual property rights and licensing issues related to Model use

  • Recognize BIM coverage limitations in existing insurance and bond products

  • Devise fair risk allocation and management responsibility provisions on BIM projects

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BIM Unit 4: BIM Process, Adoption and Integration

BIM Unit 4 provides a foundation for participants to establish and execute the BIM process, facilitate its adoption, and achieve integration on a single project and at a company level to execute multiple BIM projects simultaneously.

Course Learning Objectives

Following successful completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Define process, adoption and integration as related to BIM implementation

  • Describe why BIM is a disruptive practice today

  • Identify reactive and proactive BIM outcomes

  • Evaluate and select process options for a specific BIM project

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of participants in the BIM process

  • Identify consistent factors influencing BIM Return on Investment (ROI) at the project and the company levels

  • Communicate the BIM process to management, colleagues, and project stakeholders

  • Outline a process for BIM adoption and implementation at the project and the company levels

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AIA Document E203 Legalese | 2013 BIM - Digital Data Exhibit Updates

Posted by Daniel Hughes on May 5, 2014 6:58:22 AM

Attorney, Krista Hallberg Kapp, Partner at the Construction Law Practice- Laurie & Brennan, LLP provides a summary of AIA 2013 BIM - Digital Data Exhibit Updates

The What, When and How of the 2013 AIA Digital Practice Documents

In 2013, The American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) released a series of contract forms to facilitate owners’ and design and construction professionals’ transmittal and use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digital data on a construction project.

This article provides owners and design and construction professionals with a summary of the new contract forms and when and how to utilize them.

Here are excerpts from Ms Kapp's article; where she provides the legalese of these updates

The What, When and How of the 2013 AIA Digital Practice Documents


AIA Document E203 – 2013 Building Information Modeling and Digital Data Exhibit

Article 1 of the E203 provides project participants with a uniform set of definitions to be used for the development of the Protocol.

Article 2 of the E203 provides that the transmitter of digital data warrants to the receiver that the transmitter is the copyright owner of such digital data.

Article 3 of the E203 requires project participants to anticipate and list the different types of digital data that will be used by the parties.

Article 4 of the E203 provides for the establishment of a modeling Protocol if the parties agree to utilize BIM at a project.

AIA Document G201-2013-Project Digital Data Protocol Form and AIA Document G202-2013 Project Building Information Modeling Protocol Form

AIA Document G201-2013-Project Digital Data Protocol Form

Unlike the E203 that simply sets forth the parties’ intent to agree on a digital data Protocol, the G201 actually sets up the Protocol that will govern the parties’ use of digital data. The G201 is not a contract document and can be modified during the course of the project easily, without the need to modify each of the project participants’ contracts as circumstances on the project change.

AIA Document G202-2013-Project Building Modeling Protocol Form

Article 2 of the G202 introduces the term LOD or Level of Development to assist project participants in their development of a BIM Protocol. The LOD provisions set forth in the G202 provide for and define the specific minimum contents of the BIM at certain project milestones.

In mid-2008, The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) released one of first BIM protocol guidelines; with AGC's ConsensusDocs 301 BIM Addendum.

In early 2009, The American Institute of Architects released their AIA document "E202–2008 BIM Protocol".

The BIM process continues its growth and expanded role for designing and constructing buildings; via association's contractual documents and better defined national standards.

Additional Reading:

Mayo Clinic BIM Manager – Project Model Development Specification (MDS)

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