Evolution of the Project Manager and BIM

I had a training/information session with some Project managers and found out some interesting information we need to account for in the world of BIM.

Today’s Architecture firms have changed the way Project Managers work.  In the past the Project Manager would work in the drawings to develop details and design.  Now the technologist without building knowledge, model the buildings. This has brought about an interesting problem, how does the PM check the models to verify the technologist it putting together the correct pieces.

Not too long ago we thought of the model as a tool to develop our 2D deliverables, now we are required to start handing over our models. So now what do we do?

My discussion with PM’s has developed a list of items they would like to do in Revit.  They want to be able to check the model for accuracy along the life of the project. So now there needs to be training, and a discussion with modelers. We have to go back and rethink the use of the Revit model.

I have done several presentations on modeling in Revit with an emphasis on the deliverable, which at the time equaled sheets. Now that the deliverable has evolved, there needs to be a new training emphasis on the model being used as the deliverable.

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