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Discover on this page our descriptions for each of the necessary roles in BIM, partly inspired by those proposed by the Belgian Building Research Institute (WTCB-CSTC-BBRI).

The roles, tasks and responsibilities of professionals associated with BIM vary from one organization to another, and even from one project phase to another. It is therefore important to specify them in the BIM Protocol (or the BIM execution plan) for each phase of each project.

Depending on the size of the project, the same person can play multiple roles. TASE’s specialist consultants therefore offer targeted and personalized support.

BIM Program Manager (Corporate BIM Manager)

To keep everything running smoothly from project to project, the BIM Program Manager manages the BIM process at the company level, while minimizing the effort required for each contributor.

This function includes, among other things, the development, in concert with the departments concerned, possibly at the start of the pilot project, of the company’s reference documents in terms of BIM such as templates, libraries, processes corresponding to the different cases of ‘use.

The BIM Program Manager leads the BIM working group within the company and organizes, if necessary, its BIM ISO19650 certification.

The role of manager establishes with the company management the company’s BIM vision and manages the resources, budget, schedule, and scope (objectives and quality) of BIM within the company.

BIM Process Manager (BIM Project Manager)

Appointed for each project, the BIM Process Manager will be the referent of the Contracting Authority. The manager oversees the overall BIM process at the project level to ensure it runs smoothly and can assist the project team.

The manager drafts the BIM Protocol and the BIM Execution Plan (by adapting, if necessary, the reference documents of the organization to the specifics of the project). The manager is then the guarantor of their application.

The role of manager manages the resources, budget, schedule, and scope (objectives and quality) of BIM for this project.

BIM Coordinator

The BIM coordinator ensures the overall coordination between the partial BIM models of the different disciplines, in order to support the project partners.

The coordinator’s responsibilities are described in the BIM Protocol. For example:

  • Checks the various partial BIM models
  • Organizes and monitors the coordination of the various partial BIM models as well as notification of conflicts to the parties concerned
  • Monitors and controls the application of modeling conventions.

The BIM coordinator plays a global operational role and works in close collaboration with the BIM Process Manager.

BIM Discipline Manager

A BIM Discipline Manager is appointed for each project partner. This position acts as the interlocutor of the BIM Process Manager for that discipline in particular.

The responsibilities are described in the BIM execution plan. For example:

  • Ensures the general quality control of the BIM process and the respect of the BIM conventions of the BIM Protocol and the BIM Execution Plan in his discipline.
  • Ensures communication and coordination between the BIM Process Manager and the various stakeholders in that discipline.
  • Coordinates the models of the discipline for which the Discipline Manager is responsible with the models provided and shared by the other members of the project team.
  • Organizes and reports on the control of models and the detection of model conflicts in that discipline in accordance with the conflict management processes.
  • Makes the partial models of that discipline available for the general coordination of the models.
  • Creates and verifies the required BIM model extracts from the discipline models, based on the list of deliverables.
  • Manages the versions of the various partial models for his/her own discipline.

BIM modeler

One or more BIM modelers are appointed within each discipline of the project. Their role is to develop the BIM models, following the modeling conventions of the BIM Execution Plan.

Their responsibilities are also described there. For example:

  • Develop partial models for their own discipline, in accordance with the modeling conventions of the BIM execution plan
  • Alert their colleagues to any difficulties encountered in following these conventions in the software used
  • Refer, where appropriate, to partial models from other disciplines for their modeling
  • Add the required information in their own BIM models
  • Make approved modifications in their own models resulting from conflict resolution or contractual changes

A BIM modeler applies the conventions specific to the company for which he/she is working, as long as they are compatible with the BIM Protocol and the BIM Execution Plan of the project.

BIM Coach

BIM Coaches are trained architects or engineers. They have the necessary experience to support BIM professionals wishing to improve their skills, occasionally needing assistance, or encountering a specific difficulty that they cannot overcome on their own.

Experts in the business application in which they teach and in the corresponding field, BIM Coaches offer a personalized support or learning program.

BIM Instructor

The BIM Instructor is a BIM expert who shares knowledge of standard BIM applications and processes.

All BIM technologies and processes are on the program. The BIM Instructor listens to the professionals to direct them towards the training they need to evolve in their BIM practice. The instructor is also able to organize demonstrations of applications or even materials related to BIM.

Whether it is to progress, improve or simply stay up to date, TASE Academy® offers a whole range of detailed training courses on its site, in “face-to-face” or online, general or specialized.