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BIM for All: Influencing Company-Wide BIM Adoption

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A Revit User Group
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:30am-1pm
Free and all are welcome. Lunch is provided by Ideate, Inc., so please RSVP!

1.5 CES LUs

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.

About the Presenter:

Kaushal Diwan is the regional BIM Manager and a leader in implementing BIM at DPR Construction in Sacramento, California. Kaushal is passionate about establishing a highly efficient BIM approach within multidisciplinary networks and is the founder of the “Sacramento BIM Network;” a group of Sacramento BIM professionals focused on information exchange in the construction industry. He is experienced in building information modeling (BIM), virtual design and construction (VDC), 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 is actively involved in national and local BIM groups and has been a popular speaker within the Sacramento Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) Community.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this program, attendees will:

1. Learn how to adapt training strategies to focus on how BIM integrates into current project delivery workflows.
2. Gain insight on experiences and lessons learned through adoption of model-based project delivery.
3. Understand new ways to track enterprise-level progress.
4. Educate personnel on the process first, break down the technical content to support the idea of just-in-time training.

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