Dealing with multigenerational and multidisciplinary teams around a single source of information that needs input from most of the stakeholders is one of the most difficult tasks I've encountered in my professional life. Most of the firms making decisions about Building Information Modeling (BIM) implementations are more focused on the technology, as well as what software to use, how much to pay the BIM manager, and how much to pay for infrastructureand the firms take for granted that everyone will be very excited and all over the models. Well, I have bad news: not everyone will. You need a very well-studied strategic implementation plan regarding the human side, the collaboration, and the new processes. In this lecture I will show these difficulties divided by specific groups of stakeholders, and we'll cover some analysis and strategy around them based on real experiences in the matter. Having an integrated and motivated team is more efficient than having excellent technology without cooperation.
- Understand aspects of the human side of BIM
- Identify different human obstacles in the BIM process
- Learn strategies to sort out human obstacles in the BIM process
- Discover different ways to integrate/balance a BIM team
Marco Vidali Castillo is a Mexican architect with a master's degree from (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain. He has degrees in executive management from IPADE, EGADE and IE Business Schools. Marco has 18 years of professional experience in AEC in Latin America and Europe. He has developed and is currently director of ICA BIM, the VDC / BIM division inside ICA, the largest EPC and infrastructure management company in Mexico. He has been involved with different levels of BIM technologies in 120+ infrastructure projects, including hospitals, hydroelectric power dams, water treatment plants, subways, and elevated highways, among others. Marco has lectured at Autodesk University, BIM forum, FARO European User Meeting, SPAR International, 5D-initiative Europe, University of Stuttgart, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, IDESIE Business School in Spain, and over 20 institutes and universities. Marco is a member of ICA's R&D Board; Actica's Executive Committee; and SAP's EC&O Advisory Council.
Pablo Lezama is a Mexican Architect graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana. He has 8 years of professional experience in design and construction. Pablo is leading the structure department in ICAbim (The BIM division inside ICA, which is the largest construction company in Mexico) and is in charge of modeling precast, specialized and heavy construction. He has also been involved in more than 25 infrastructure projects including: elevated highways, bridges, water treatment plants, and subways among others. Pablo is a PMP since 2011.