BIM for Executive Leadership

Online /
Nov 1, 2022 /
Course Code: 1112-WEB22

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  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • Instructor


After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand how BIM affects enables project delivery and differs from CAD workflow
  • Describe multiple uses for BIM, other than document creation
  • Understand the benefits of BIM in a tech-centric industry
  • Gain understanding of organizational changes and new roles
  • Enable focused BIM Vision and Strategy to grow your practice
  • Find further ROI in connecting existing digital tools


The building and infrastructure industry has had essentially stagnant, if not falling levels of productivity for the last 25 years. While there are many reasons, the slow adoption and implementation of digital technologies is significant. Processes and workflows have not taken advantage of digitization and remain costly. BIM looks to fix this technological gap and improve the efficiency of our industry. However, it is not as easy as purchasing Revit. There is a lot of nuance to understand and prepare for, and having that knowledge will allow for success. Learn how BIM is affecting the AEC industry and how you can leverage it to your advantage.

Course Outline:

  • CEO as primary BIM User
  • Key BIM Roles and Responsibilities
  • BIM Visioning and Strategy
  • Billable vs Organizational Work
  • Re-alignment and Understanding of BIM in AEC
  • HR Challenges, Ramifications and How to Overcome
  • Technology disruption in AEC

Who Should Attend:

  • Principals, Owners
  • Executive Leadership
More Information

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Please note: You can check other time zones here.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees
OS: Windows 7, 8, 10 or newer

IE 11 or later, Edge 12 or later, Firefox 27 or later, Chrome 30 or later

Macintosh based attendees
OS: Mac OS X with MacOS 10.7 or later

Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

OS: iOS 8 or newer

OS: Android 4.0 or higher


Schedule - Half Day - 9:00am-12:00pm


  • CEO as primary BIM User
    • CEOs impact on firm, operations and culture
    • Getting information from your models
    • Key Question for KPIs
  • Key BIM Roles and Responsibilities
    • CTO
    • Director of Digital Practice
    • BIM / VDC Manager / Director
    • BIM / VDC Coordinator / Specialist
  • BIM Visioning and Strategy
    • Workflow & BIM Specific Goals
    • SWOT Analysis
    • Gap Analysis
    • Examination of Hours
  • Billable vs Organizational Work
    • Sources of Profit & Savings
    • Billable Work
    • Organizational Work
  • Re-alignment and Understanding of BIM in AEC
    • Bi-directional Mentoring
    • Fragmentation or Specialization
    • Knowledge Gaps by Generation
  • HR Challenges, Ramifications and How to Overcome
    • Project Responsibilities vs Job Roles / Titles
    • Onboarding & Knowledge Syncing
    • Talent Acquisition/ Retention
  • Technology disruption in AEC
    • Software & Collaboration
    • IT & Security
    • Environmental & Accessibility
    • O&M


Travis Van Clieaf

Serving the AEC industry since 2005, Travis Van Clieaf has worked with architects, engineers, manufacturers, and contractors to deliver training that supports in-house talent, and fosters a hands-on, simplified approach to software integration. A graduate of the Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Travis has carried forward the principles of innovative learning through the application of software and technology.

Beginning his career in the building products manufacturing industry, working with insulated concrete forms, Travis became entrenched in building envelope specialties. After illustrating a design specification manual, and serving as an architectural technologist in British Columbia, Travis began working with industry professionals providing reprographic print and documentation solutions, which ultimately led to BIM implementation and training.

Through working with two Autodesk resellers – one academic and one commercial – Travis continued to diversify his skillset and expertise, helping schools and businesses to effectively use BIM, 3D printing, and robotics. Now, Travis’ focus is on BIM implementation and software integration training for design and production process management.

As a certified Autodesk Applications Specialist, Travis has provided architectural, interiors and structural BIM training to dozens of organizations. He served as a multi-discipline BIM Manager in an architectural/structural practice, and most recently with an architecture/interiors & mechanical engineering firm. Travis has been an active member of the Canadian BIM Council since 2017.

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Fee & Credits

$225 + taxes

  • 0.3 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • 3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
  • ECAA Annual Professional Development Points

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