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Last edited 23 Nov 2018
The standards that establish Level 2 BIM, do not refer specifically to the role of 'BIM manager'. PAS 1192-2 for example refers to an 'Information Manager', 'Task Team Managers' and 'Task Information Managers', but not a BIM manager.
As a result, the term 'BIM manager' is a relatively ambiguous one, with several possible meanings, but referring in very broad terms to an individual responsible for the implementation and management of BIM during the design, construction and handover stages of a project. A BIM manager, may also be involved in change management, in terms of introducing digital technologies into project workflows, however, precise tasks and responsibilities will vary by the type of company they are working for, be it client, contractor, consultant or supplier.
This role differs from that of the '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. For more information, see Information manager.
As yet, there is no recognised route to becoming a BIM manager, although it is expected that they will come from a technology background and will have experience developing policy and implementing change processes. They should have a good knowledge of the Level 2 standards and how to satisfy their requirements, the ability to develop strategies and to manage complex teams in the collaborative preparation of project information.
As the ‘digital revolution’ continues to influence the construction industry, particularly the development and then adoption of BIM Levels 3 and 4, the role of a BIM manager is likely to evolve to meet changing needs.
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