Yesterday, John & I taught a BIM class (BIM101: Introduction to Virtual Design & Construction) to 30 Massachusetts AGC members. The 3-hour class started with a brief lecture on BIM, followed by a hands-on demonstration of NavisWorks.

The lecture (mostly given by John) was organized into 22 BIM "lessons", separated into 4 categories: Basics, Uses, Process, Tools & Support (click the image below for more detail on the lessons).

In the hands-on portion of the class, I led the group through exercises to learn how to use NavisWorks for navigation and clash detective.

The group was fairly diverse: attendees ranged from administrative assistants to CAD managers to presidents. However, it did seem that there were more people who were decision makers and decision influencers than not.

There have been requests across the country for programs like BIM101. The demand has been go great that the BIMForum is strongly considering developing several classes that can AGC chapters can teach across the country (live or via webex).

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