Join Brian Myers for an in-depth discussion in this video BIM/VDC director, part of BIM Management: Careers.
- [Instructor] In smaller firms, the coordinator role…is oftentimes the highest level that you can go,…particularly in firms where there's only…a handful of people.…The next step up in firms which are a bit larger…is the manager role.…There, you're managing multiple different projects…and the quality of work that's being produced…from those multiple different project teams,…all related to the technology that's available to you.…Then you can get up to the director level.…
Now, not too many companies have director level staff,…but once you get up to the director level,…those are usually companies that have hundreds…of employees, multiple offices, and the director…then supervises either multiple BIM coordinators…or multiple BIM managers, or their VDC equivalents.…These individuals oftentimes have professional degrees,…their work history is that they've worked themselves up…from some of the lower positions in the organization,…such as BIM Coordinator up to BIM Manager,…then finally to that BIM Director level.…
The project work has been heavy in technology use.…
- Where do BIM managers come from?
- Certificate programs and industry degrees
- Coming from a nontraditional educational background
- Establishing a career plan
- Organizational roles, including CAD, BIM, and VDC manager positions
- Understanding where you fit in an organization
- Leveraging resources and support systems
- Resume tips
- Cultivating your online presence
Skill Level Beginner
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3. Organizational Roles
4. Office Environment
5. Required Skills
6. Resources and Support Systems
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