Roundtable: Shapes of BIM
A round-table discussion between people with different roles in the general industry addressing common questions, (mis)conceptions and expectations about BIM and those who practice it. We’ll explore a couple of specific topics, ranging from the meaning of current buzz-words to ideal BIM skill sets.
1. What is and is not BIM
2. The path to becoming a BIM professional
3. What is the right shape of BIM for you
The concept of BIM has been around since the 1970’s and the term itself has been spread to the wider industry since 2002. Yet to this day, there still seem to be varying interpretations and expectations of what the term entails, how it should be used and where it’s evolving to.
The moderators for this discussion, Setareh and Linde work for the same company, hold the same title and have similar amounts of experience, yet their day-to-day jobs look so vastly different that they would struggle spending a day doing each other’s work. Are we just not versatile enough, or should one of us (or both of us) not be called a BIM Manager, but rather a ‘VDC Lead’ or ‘Digital Engineer’? Or are those just the current buzz-words?
Kicking off the discussion with examples from personal and professional journeys as female BIM managers navigating the wide BIM universe, we are eager to exchange thoughts and experiences.
Possible topics on the table are;
· What do people in BIM positions and the general building industry expect from each other?
· What does the ideal skill-set for today’s and future BIM professionals look like?
· How and why does one become a BIM Manager?
· Should we even call it BIM?
· What kind of BIM is the one for you?
· And many more, we might even finally settle on ‘BIM’ versus ‘Digital Twin’.