CAD and BIM managers deserve professional recognition. Gathering together will enable that to happen. Getting CAD and BIM managers to define their roles will encourage growth in the industry. At this time it is every man for himself and no standards exist for what is expected from a CAD or BIM manager. Companies do not know what they are looking for and managers have no measures to prove their capabilities. Is it time to create a community of CAD/BIM managers with certifications or guidelines for quality?
- Discuss what is needed for CAD management roles
- Review the BIM manager career path
- Unify the perspectives of firms needing managers
- Gather ideas for progress
Mark Kiker has more than 25 years of hands-on experience with technology. He is editor of caddmanager.com and bimmanager.com. He is fully versed in every area of management from deployment planning, installation, and configuration to training and strategic planning. As an internationally known speaker and writer, and he has been a returning speaker at Autodesk University since 1996. He writes the monthly CAD Manager column for AUGI World magazine. He served for 6 years on the Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) board of directors, served as AUGI president for 3 years, and also served as AUGI executive director. Mark is currently serving as director of information technology for School for Integrated Academics and Technologies (SIATech), a nationwide public charter high school focused on dropout recovery.