As an integrated data-led process enabling teams to manage information about a project, BIM co-ordination is an important responsibility. A BIM co-ordinator is a key part of the design team and is tasked with establishing and managing the BIM project workflow. By establishing standards for models and BIM execution plans, they contribute to information management and assist in the effective resolution of any issues that arise.
This role differs from that of an Information Manager, which is a procedural gate-keeper, policing the common data environment to ensure that it follows the agreed protocol and that the data is secure. Unlike the BIM co-ordinator, an information manager has no design responsibility and no responsibility for quality, clash detection, data conversion, or model co-ordination.
Some of the main responsibilities of the BIM co-ordinator include:
- Developing and maintaining the project’s BIM Protocol.
- Following the mandated BIM collaboration format (BCF).
- Co-ordinating stakeholders in terms of their role within the BIM process.
- Ensuring the accuracy of models and datasets by establishing quality control procedures.
- Using clash detection software to identify clashes.
- Where there are shared data and inter-model relationships, e.g. shared project coordinates, floor levels, etc., making sure these are recorded and monitored.
- Co-ordinating data modelling and management.
- Liaising with the design team and client.
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