Building Information Modeling Education Program

An AGC Construction Learning Tool and Your Resource for Successful BIM Implementation

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed.  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 mind-sets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

AGC’s BIM Education Program – developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms and educators – is designed to prepare construction professionals at all levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project and within a firm.  The highly interactive program provides 40-hours of instruction and training:

Unit 1:    An Introduction to Building Information Modeling
Unit 2:    Technology
Unit 3:    Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation
Unit 4:    Process, Adoption, and Integration

Together, these courses give participants an unmatched view of the overall BIM process and how it is relevant to their work.  The goal of the BIM Education Program is to train individuals how to become BIM Champions within their organization.

Continuing Education

Select BIM EP courses may be approved for continuing education units such as American Institute orf Architects (AIA) Learning Units, Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Continuing Education Hours, and American Institute of Contractors (AIC) Continuing Professional Development Hours.

Earn your Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling

The Certificate of Management – Building Information Modeling (CM-BIM) is the construction industry’s first and only BIM assessment-based certificate program that teaches the practical application of building information modeling process for commercial construction firms.

Not just a tech certificate for BIM software and applications, AGC’s CM-BIM program combines the latest information on BIM processes and technologies, ste-by-step procedures for integrating BIM into the project delivery process, real-life case studies of successful BIM implementations, and practical issues all parties need to understand when utilizing BIM on a construction project.

Based on AGC’s BIM Education Program, a CM-BIM can be achieved by completing all four courses in the BIM Education Program and successfully passing the CM-BIM assessment.

Unit 1: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling (2nd edition)

BIM Unit 1 is designed specifically for construction professionals eager to learn the essential concepts of BIM. The full-day (8-hour) course explains the benefits of improved visualization on a construction project through the use of 3D, 4D and 5D models, establishes a knowledge base of BIM terminology and outlines case studies successful BIM implementation.

Session 1:    What is BIM
Session 2:    BIM Visualization Uses and Spatial Coordination
Session 3:    BIM Scheduling, Estimating, and Facility Management
Session 4:    Getting Started with BIM

Unit 2: BIM Technology (2nd edition)

BIM Technology explores the major applications and classes of BIM tools across all project phases; how BIM processes for QTO, shop drawing and fabrication, and construction scheduling can improve projects; and the impact models have for improving estimating, scheduling, and coordinating.

This one-day (8-hour) course is designed specifically for construction professionals to establish a solid process for selecting BIM tools and to investigate the significant impact models have for improving estimating, scheduling and coordinating.

Session 1:    BIM Technology, Capabilities, Processes, and Tools
Session 2:    Estimating/QTO, Scheduling and Coordination

Unit 3:  BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation

BIM Contract Negotiation and Risk Allocation is a full-day (8-hour) course that examines BIM and contract terminology to determine best practices for integrating BIM into project contracts.  Hot-button issues such as standard of care, intellectual property rights, and insurance and surety bonding coverage are discussed to help participants successfully prepare for BIM implementation. It is assumed that all participants have been exposed to basic BIM concepts and terminology through attending BIM 101. This course relies on a highly participatory learning environment that include activities, classroom discussions and instructor-led discussions.

Session 1:    Introduction to BIM Contract Negotiation
Session 2:    Contract Liabilities and Standard of Care
Session 3:    BIM Execution Plan Contract Terms
Session 4:    Model Intellectual Property Rights
Session 5:    Insurance and Surety Bonding Issues
Session 6:    Risk Allocation and Management

Unit 4:  BIM Process, Adoption, and Integration

BIM Process, Adoption, and Integration is a full-day (8-hour) course that 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.

The course is developed for those who have had significantly exposure to BIM tools, mechanics, theory, and processes through attendance in BIM 101 and BIM Technology and who want to learn about best practices that can be implemented in construction projects and business practices.

Session 1:    Introduction to BIM Process, Adoption and Integration
Session 2:    Project-Level BIM Implementation
Session 3:    Company-Level BIM Implementation

Visit the AGC of America website for more course information.

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