Have you ever heard someone in your office say, That's the BIM guy's job, not mine.? The role of BIM in construction is changing. Soon BIM will be ubiquitous across all of our operations. Currently, most third-party training materials focus on the complete package of tools within the software. Many times this training revolves around the key strokes that are needed to achieve outcomes as designed by the software manufacturer, but fails to meet the specific necessities of the contractor. Instead, we need to adapt our training strategy to focus on how BIM integrates into our current project delivery workflows. By educating our personnel on the process first, we can then break down the technical content to support the idea of just-in-time training. In this roundtable session, we share experiences and lessons learned through our efforts to motivate and influence adoption of model-based project delivery within our operations groups, and we also share examples of ways to track enterprise-level progress.
- Describe the current and future state of BIM adoption within construction
- Explain that complete BIM adoption is a disruptive change to your organizational processes
- Address sociological challenges with company-wide BIM adoption to motivate and influence organizational change
- Effectively track the company's BIM adoption rate to benchmark progress internally and use the metrics to win work
Outside of DPR Construction, Nathan Wood is a published author and shares his experience through conference presentations at Autodesk University, Associated General Contractors (AGC) BIM Forum, Canada BIM Forum, and ThinkBIM U.K., along with international webinars with technology partners such as Tekla Corporation and Bluebeam Software, Inc.
Kaushal is a regional BIM manager and is a leader in implementing BIM at DPR Construction in Sacramento, California. He is experienced in building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction, and cost estimating for technically complex projects. His project experience varies from a 400,000 square foot healthcare facility to higher educational LEED buildings to the new Sacramento International Airport Terminal B. He continues to be actively involved in national and local BIM groups and has been a popular speaker within the Sacramento AEC Community. He is passionate about establishing a highly efficient BIM approach within multidisciplinary networks and is the founder of DPR's Sacramento BIM Network; a group of Sacramento BIM professionals focused on information exchange in the construction industry. Kaushal is also a member for the Los Rios Community College District's Architectural Design & Technology BIM Advisory Board.