Master's in Global BIM Management

One of the most advanced professional master’s programs for BIM Managers in the world. This internationally popular program caters to the needs of professionals in more than 20 sectors of the AECO industry. We provide our students with the methodology, tools, and skills necessary to become leaders in BIM implementation. Become a fully capable BIM Manager and work with high-performance teams from all around the world.

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Program Date
23rd January 2019

Duration:
12 months

Method of delivery:
100% Online

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Nº 1 recommended BIM Manager program in the world.

This program prepares architects, engineers, and professionals of the construction sector. Participants with various levels of experience will successfully learn to implement BIM methodology and work with other professionals of the AECO industry. The program has been developed in collaboration with BIM Freelance and takes all of the things that you know and love about a traditional full-time university program and combines it with the flexibility that can only be found in an online program.

Career Prospects

On average, starting salaries rise by 23.50% within two years after completing the Master’s in Global BIM Management. Students of our Master’s will have access to more than 500 career opportunities each year. Zigurat has partnerships with large, international AEC industry companies who are always interested in the high quality of our alumni. These job offers are available to you as soon as you begin the program, so you can immediately start applying to positions that match your current skill level.

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Academic Content

SECTION 1. COORDINATION SKILLS
Topic 1: BIM A1 – Digital Model
Topic 2: BIM B1 – Collaborative Teamwork

SECTION 2. DESIGN SKILLS
Topic 1: BIM A2 – Model Documentation
Topic 2: BIM A3 – Advanced Modelling

SECTION 3. ENGINEERING SKILLS
Topic 1: BIM B2 – 2E Interoperability
Topic 2: BIM B3 – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) / Structural Interoperability

SECTION 1. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Topic 1: BIM C1 – Information Management. Rule-Based Model Checking

SECTION 2. SKILLS IN COORDINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF OBJECTS
Topic 1: BIM C2 – BIM Objects Development. BIM libraries Management

SECTION 3. ORGANIZATION SKILLS
Topic 1: BIM C3 – Style Guidelines. Standards and Protocols

SECTION 1. AECO IN THE DIGITAL ERA
Topic 1: AECO in the Digital Era
Topic 2: Information, Information, Information

SECTION 2. EXECUTION PLAN FOR BIM
Topic 1: BEP as Memorandum
Topic 2: Applying BEP at all Levels of the Organization
Topic 3: Implementation of BEP

SECTION 3. IDM. BIM PROTOCOL
Topic 1: IDM. Industry Delivery Manuals. Building Smart ISO Standard
Topic 2: BIM Protocols
Topic 3: Uniclass and Omniclass
Topic 4: Life Cycle of the Integrated Practice
Topic 5: Organization Standards

SECTION 4. COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE
Topic 1: Cultural Collaboration
Topic 2: Virtuality and its Consequences
Topic 3: Cooperative Design
Topic 4: Characteristics of Collaborative Organizations
Topic 5: Types of Collaborative Organizations

SECTION 5. QUALITY CONTROL
Topic 1: Culture of Quality
Topic 2: Analysis and Information Processes
Topic 3: Implementing Efficient Quality Control

SECTION 6. BIM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES
Topic 1: The Change as the Usual Working Environment
Topic 2: Internalization of Design as a Process of Information
Topic 3: IPD: Integrated Project Delivery
Topic 4: Customer-Oriented Design
Topic 5: Compliance with ISO as an Internal Commitment
Topic 6: Continuous Improvement as a Philosophy of Survival

SECTION 1. THE ROLE AND MARKET OF THE BIM MANAGER
Topic 1: The Role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Topic 2: Big BIM & Little BIM

SECTION 2. BIM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (BIP)
Topic 1: Presentation

SECTION 3. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES
Topic 1: Obstacles in the Way
Topic 2: General Conditions of a Typical Implementation
Topic 3: Emotional Intelligence
Topic 4: Methods to Facilitate the Change
Topic 5: The Keys to a Successful Implementation… and Our Own Success

SECTION 4. ORGANIZATION ANALYSIS
Topic 1: Organization Inventory
Topic 2: Organization Assessment
Topic 3: Time and Cost Conditions
Topic 4: Assets of the Organization
Topic 5: BIM Report
Topic 6: Businesses and BIM

SECTION 5. DESIGNING THE ENVIRONMENT
Topic 1: Organizational Market Profile
Topic 2: Team Resources
Topic 3: ROI Methodology
Topic 4: Overview of Software and Solutions
Topic 5: Selection of a Combination of Software Programs
Topic 6: Evolution of Tools
Topic 7: BIM Consultancy
Topic 8: BIM Implementation Project. Marketing and Positioning
Topic 9: Applying BIM: Now or Never
Topic 10: Contract for BIM Implementation

SECTION 6. BUILDING A TEAM
Topic 1: People as the Most Valuable Resource
Topic 2: Collaborative Culture

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Faculty Board

  • Antonio Tort

    USA

    Master’s Co-Director.
    CEO at BIM Freelance.

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  • Jose Carlos Lino

    Portugal

    Master’s Co-Director.
    Owner of BIMMS Management Solutions.

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  • Bill East

    USA

    Owner – Prairie Sky Consulting Director, The COBie Academy University of Florida.

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  • Jared Banks

    USA

    Architect & Writer at Shoegnome, LLC.

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  • Jacob d'Albora

    USA

    Director of BIM-FM Services and Associate Vice-President at McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.

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  • William Lau T Y

    Singapore

    BIM Consultant and Principal at William Lau Architects and Past President at buildingSMART Singapore Chapter.

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  • Andrew Lopez

    Australia

    Director of Validation Services at Solibri Iberia & UK and Managing Director at Graphisoft Spain & Latin America.

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  • Eilif Hjelseth

    Norway

    Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA) and Educational Coordinator in buildingSMART Norway.

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  • Nuno Pires

    Portugal

    CEO at ImasD Consult and Consultant at ImasD Consult.

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  • Mohsen Far

    Cyprus

    Co-founder and CEO at SIMBIM™. President of PhD Network Committee at European Real State Society.

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  • Decio Ferreira

    UK

    Senior Consultant Partner at LinkBIM. BIM Coordinator at Foster + Partners.

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  • Pedro Martin

    Spain

    Digital Content Manager at BIMobject. Consultant at BIM WIP. AECOsim Building Designer Instructor.

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  • Ioanna Alsasua

    Spain

    Co-founder and COO at SIMBIM™ and Official Distributor at SIMBIM™ ArchiCenter.

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Alumni Success Stories

Robin McAdoo is a Landscape Architect from New York that some years ago decided to move to Singapore with her family. The thing she values most about our master's degree is the depth of knowledge that the professors have.

This is just one of many success stories amongst the Zigurat Alumni. Many of our students go to work on internationally renowned companies in the AECO sector. To see more of these cases click on the following link.

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Take BIM to the next level with this Master’s program

Our Unique Learning Method

Since we opened our doors, we have consistently offered training that links academic knowledge with professional requirements. For this reason, we are happy to count on the most influential and reputable organizations and professionals in the industry, while providing an immersive educational experience.

Real projects that are changing the world
Practical learning or 'learning by doing'
The impact of technology in engineering and architecture
Collaborative work

International Student Summit

We organize international summits in many countries around the world so that our students can meet their peers and teachers in person. During our yearly Global BIM Networking Summit, alumni, students and teachers come together and build their worldwide network of professionals that share their passions and interests.

The grant that best matches your professional profile

Zigurat promotes diversity within the profession through career-oriented grant funding. Grant recipients will be selected based on their background and professional excellence.

Alumni Ambassadors Program

We have ambassadors around the world that can vouch for the excellence of our education and the results they achieved after studying with Zigurat.

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