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Understanding what a BIM specialist is

It’s a new year and new opportunities are on the horizon. So, let’s have a refresher on what the role of an architect is in different roles; specifically looking at that of a BIM specialist. You may already know this but just in the case that you don’t, BIM is the acronym of Building Information Modeling. A tool that is now greatly used among architects across the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) space. This tool has proven to be essential for the documentation, management, and the success of a project in a collaborative approach. This has allowed architects to become more efficient because it allows the modification of a certain aspect of a project and it is updated on a platform, therefore all parties involved can access the updated version on the spot. This is where a BIM specialist comes in handy by facilitating —orchestrating if you will— the navigation and execution of the project on a day-to-day basis. Let’s now dive into what the most common responsibilities that a BIM specialist has and the qualifications which architectural firms look for in potential candidates.

One of the most important factors that a candidate interested in this position needs to know, is that knowledge in Revit or ArchiCAD is a must. Autodesk’s Revit is the application that is centered around BIM for different purposes in the design and construction process. Allowing the person in the position to create libraries, update the project, partake in the construction of documentation, and manage the timeline of the model. It also helps you to manage the cross-communication between the different disciplines. Just like Revit, ArchiCAD is another commonly used tool for the creation of BIM projects. Additionally, BIM specialists should have a thorough understanding of the processes involved in the construction of buildings and different types of projects. That means that knowing technical aspects of the other disciplines involved is extremely beneficial. So, if you are looking for a prospective job as a BIM specialist in the U.S. make sure that you possess the qualities mentioned above. You can always reach out to the team at Architect-US if you have any questions regarding the position and whether you qualify as a potential candidate by evaluating your resume and qualifications.

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