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1 How to build a BIM implementation budget David Spehar, AIA

2 Why should I listen to this guy?

3 Agenda The Obligatory Audience Polls The Big Picture Build your team Plan for education Define practice initiatives Build a budget Tell me how you’re doing it better

4 Just Humor Me… About You: Firm Owners / Leaders BIM Managers AE Design Professionals CMs / Contractors Our Clients About Your Organization: Single Office Multiple Offices Who already has a pot of money for BIM?

5 BIM only makes sense if you’re all in

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12 The BIM Difference BIM is not just a change in software, it is a process change Embrace more efficient (different) ways of communicating information Convey the desired end result to your team, not how to achieve it Listen to your team

13 Model Fidelity = Implementation Success

14 Where to start BIM Implementation DOES NOT equal CAD Standards Where does your CAD Manger fit in? Focus on productivity tools

15 Define a BIM leader with authority There is no “I” in TEAM Identify roles to meet your organization’s needs and leverage individual’s skills Consider strategic hires Mimic your organization’s structure Define Your Team

16 Pros –Less overhead cost –Easier to manage –Maintained focus Cons –Most talented BIM staff have limited availability –Progress is slower –Less “buy in” in large organizations Team Size - Small

17 Sample Smaller BIM Team Structure BIM Director Organization Leadership BIM Production Director BIM Design Director Leadership Team Application of technology to practice / standards and best practices / workflow / content development Alignment with design group / market sector leaders / business development / exploration of new technology BIM Education Director Knowledge management / education development / training coordination and delivery

18 Pros –Can accomplish more in less time –Leverages diverse skillset of staff –Less overhead time per person Cons –Requires more management time –Can get unwieldy –More work = more money Team Size - Large

19 Sample Larger BIM Team Structure Practice BIM Director Organization Leadership BIM Discipline Leaders BIM Operations Director Leadership Team Application of technology to practice / standards and best practices / workflow / content development / value added services Alignment with regional and office BIM leaders / implementation / support / operations / QAQC BIM Education Director Knowledge management / education development / training coordination and delivery BIM R&D Director Exploration of new technology / beta testing / API development / productivity tools / market sectors Operations

20 Plan for Education not Training Resellers Pros –Readily available –Predictable cost Cons –Lacks follow-up support –More costly in long run Internal Pros –Tailored to your delivery –The “why” not just “how” Cons –Takes time to develop –Upfront cost

21 Develop an Education System Training content should be modular to support different needs Plan for initial content development and continued maintenance

22 Assess Your Staff Helps develop short and long term training budgets Identifies specific staff for targeted training Ensures training needs align with career goals

23 Assessment Tools

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25 Practice Initiatives Revit Training does not equal BIM Implementation Think of each initiative like it’s own project Samples –Contracts and Risk –Content Development –Standards and Best Practices –Integration of Revit with other BIM tools –BIM Execution Plan

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30 BIM Execution Plan

31 Budget Considerations Management time (aka herding cats) Expenses Initiatives Training (trainer time, trainee time, expenses) Support (project related vs. general) Labor calculation (direct vs. billable rates)

32 Questions?


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