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BIM Manager Program (English) - May 26 - July 31

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▶︎ Format: trainer-led online course
▶︎ Level: expert
▶︎ Duration: 40 hours

Join us online and become a GRAPHISOFT Certified ARCHICAD BIM Manager.

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GRAPHISOFT BIM Manager Program

If you are an existing BIM Manager / BIM Coordinator or aspiring to become one, this is a great opportunity to get up-to-date with all the new BIM standards and best practices. Attend a 10-week, fun and interactive online program packed with presentations, advice and virtual activities. Learn from experienced GRAPHISOFT trainers and former BIM Managers, everything you need to know to manage an ARCHICAD-based BIM office; from setting up projects, through to collaborating with consultants, to managing people and processes. Meet virtually other fellow practitioners and share your experiences of working on BIM projects using ARCHICAD. Pass the tests to earn a globally recognized GRAPHISOFT certificate.


Online Delivery Information

The online program will last for 10 weeks and it will include 3 modules: BIM Office Management, ARCHICAD Template Creation and BIM Project Coordination.

Each module will include 2-4 submodules. The total of submodules will be 10 and 1 submodule will be available each week, to match the duration of the course. Each submodule will comprise of live meetings with the trainers, resources (such as handouts, which elaborate on what was discussed during the live meetings, BEP/EIR templates, ARCHICAD files, etc), that attendees can download and study at their own pace.

There will be 2-3 meetings arranged for each week, with a total duration of 2-3 hours, either at different days or on the same day. The meetings will also be recorded for attendees who will not be able to attend them live. An extra 2-3 hour engagement per week will be required for completion of exercises and studying.

At the end of each week, there will be a quick exam or exercise. The overall result of the exams/exercises will be considered for the certification. Successful candidates will be awarded the ARCHICAD BIM Manager Certificate which will be valid for 2 years.


Weeks 1-4, May 26 - June 21, BIM Office Management

The BIM Office Management module focuses on the implementation process, the current reality around BIM usage, including standards around the world, the new roles at office and project levels and the collaboration workflows. It gives an overview of the supporting material around BIM workflows, such as the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and the Design Responsibility Matrix. It also gives an insight to the legal challenges that may arise for a practice which has undertaken BIM projects. See the Modules tab for more information.

Week 1, May 26 - 29, BIM Office Management - Part 1

    • Meeting 01 - Tuesday, May 26, 13:00-14:30 CET - Introduction, BIM Practice
    • Meeting 02 - Tuesday, May 26, 14:45-15:15 CET - BIM Manager
    • Meeting 03 - Friday, May 29, 16:00-18:00 CET - BIM Implementation

Week 2, June 1 - 5, BIM Office Management - Part 2

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, June 1, 16:00-16:45 CET - Worldwide Standards & ISO 19650
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, June 1, 17:00-18:00 CET - Project Audit & Project Roles

Week 3, June 8 - 12, BIM Office Management - Part 3

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, June 8, 13:00-14:30 CET - Project Delivery Methods, Lifecycle BIM & Legal
    • Meeting 02 - Wednesday, June 10, 16:00-17:15 CET - Collaboration

Week 4, June 15 - 19, BIM Office Management - Part 4

    • Meeting 01 - Wednesday, June 17, 13:00-14:00 CET - Teamwork
    • Meeting 02 - Wednesday, June 17, 14:15-15:15 CET - Integrating other Applications

Weeks 5-6, June 22 - July 3, ARCHICAD Template Creation

The time and effort put into every project start-up are heavily dependent on the quality of the template that is utilized, therefore, it is worth investing in producing a quality and relevant template for the office needs. This training offers an overview of the responsibilities and technical knowledge of the Template Manager in relation to the task of creating and managing an office template. It summarizes the core activities and provides an implementation and audit methodology. See the Modules tab for more information.

Week 5, June 22 - 26, ARCHICAD Template Creation - Part 1

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, June 22, 13:00-14:00 CET - Introduction, Preparation and Goals, Project Setup
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, June 22, 14:15-15:15 CET - Attributes
    • Meeting 03 - Wednesday, June 24, 16:00-17:00 CET - Data Management

Week 6, June 29 - July 3, ARCHICAD Template Creation - Part 2

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, June 29, 16:00-17:15 CET - Display Controls & Project Structure
    • Meeting 02 - Wednesday, July 1, 13:00-14:00 CET - Usability, Annotations & Libraries
    • Meeting 03 - Wednesday, July 1, 14:15-14:45 CET - Template Management

Weeks 7-10, July 6 - July 31, BIM Project Coordination

The BIM Project Coordination module focuses on the practical steps that a Project Coordinator needs to take in order to ensure that a project in ARCHICAD is set up in an optimal way for efficiency, speed and collaboration with other disciplines. Workflows related to data management, documentation creation, level of definition/development, project optimization and project audits are explained in detail. Additionally, the coordination process is explained in practical terms, and tips around project setup and required data, are given for optimal collaboration between ARCHICAD and Autodesk Revit in an OpenBIM environment. See the Modules tab for more information.

Week 7, July 6 - 10, BIM Project Coordination - Part 1

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, July 6, 15:00-16:15 CET - Introduction & Project Startup Part I
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, July 6, 16:30-17:30 CET - Project Startup Part II

Week 8, July 13 - 17, BIM Project Coordination - Part 2

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, July 13, 16:00-17:00 - Data Management
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, July 13, 17:15-18:15 - Deliverables

Week 9, July  20 - July 24, BIM Project Coordination - Part 3

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, July 20, 13:00-14:00 CET - Modelling Challenges
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, July 20, 14:15-15:00 CET - Project Optimization

Week 10, July 27 - 31, BIM Project Coordination - Part 4

    • Meeting 01 - Monday, July 27, 16:00-17:00 CET - Project Audit
    • Meeting 02 - Monday, July 27, 17:15-18:15 CET - Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration/Coordination


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Have an understanding of all the current BIM standards, including ISO 19650

  • Be able to implement BIM in your practice using a structured approach

  • Be confident in analysing an EIR (Employer’s/Exchange Information Requirements) and compiling a BEP (BIM Execution Plan)

  • Learn how to develop and manage different areas of your ARCHICAD template, such as its structure, data, naming conventions and QA mechanisms

  • Learn how to set up and manage different areas of a live project in ARCHICAD, including hotlinking, attribute management and documentation creation

  • Learn how to approach specific modelling challenges in ARCHICAD, such as split-level buildings, revisions and multiple renovation phases

  • Learn how to audit projects, to ensure model and data consistency, using both ARCHICAD and Solibri Model Checker

  • Be confident in setting up the IFC translators to achieve the best results when exporting or importing IFC files in order to collaborate efficiently with external consultants who use different software

  • Learn how to approach coordination with other consultants using IFC models and managing issues through BCF



Pantelis Ioannidis 

Senior BIM Consultant, Customer Success, Worldwide

Pantelis is a Senior BIM Consultant at GRAPHISOFT HQ. He is responsible for the BIM Manager Program at GRAPHISOFT and he develops and delivers training to customers worldwide. Pantelis also offers consultancy services to large accounts mainly on the subjects of BIM and ARCHICAD implementation and template creation.

While new to GRAPHISOFT, Pantelis who is an ARB registered Architect, is definitely not new to ARCHICAD, as he has been using the software for the last 15 years. Before joining GRAPHISOFT, he was JRA’s (John Robertson Architects), an AJ100 practice, BIM Manager for almost 4 years in London, UK, leading the practice’s BIM strategy. Pantelis had been involved in several complex projects utilising BIM workflows, based on the UK BIM Level 2 suite of standards. He has also extensive training experience through his BIM Manager role, as well as previous roles and has delivered numerous training sessions and presentations in conferences worldwide.


Szabolcs Kari

Senior BIM Consultant, Customer Success, Worldwide

Szabolcs is a Senior BIM Consultant at GRAPHISOFT in the Learning Team. He graduated as an Architect MSc in 2014 in Hungary. He used to be a practicing architect and later he became a BIM Manager in a governmental institution. He had been involved in the Hungarian BIM Standardization processes and took great part in the creation of the Hungarian BIM Protocol. Currently, he is responsible for developing and conducting ARCHICAD related trainings and the BIM Manager training all over the world. He is heavily involved in the creation of the European BIM Standard suite by being a member of the Hungarian Standards Committee (CEN/TC 442 BIM). He is an experienced BIM Manager, ARCHICAD user and trainer with a special focus on the OPEN BIM workflows (IFC and BCF), IFC Based Quality Assurance, BIM implementation, BIM standards and Point Cloud Based Building Surveys. He is a Certified ARCHICAD BIM Manager, a Certified Solibri Trainer and holds a buildingSMART International Professional Certification. 


buildingSMART International   

GRAPHISOFT is a buildingSMART Official Training Provider. By attending the GRAPHISOFT BIM Manager Program, attendees will gain the required knowledge to participate in the buildingSMART Professional Certification exam, should they wish to pursuit this certification path. For more information, visit


AIA Continuing Education   

The GRAPHISOFT BIM Manager Program is approved by AIA. AIA members who attend the course can receive 40 AIA credits.


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Here is the course outline:


Welcome to the GRAPHISOFT BIM Manager Program

Week 1 - BIM Office Management - Part 1

During this first week, you will meet the trainers, who will explain how the course will be delivered and provide information about the certification process. You will be introduced to the current situation around BIM and the role of the BIM Manager; their required skills and every day duties. Finally, you will be presented with a methodology to implement BIM to your practice.

Week 2 - BIM Office Management - Part 2

This week is all about standards and their application on setting up teams and auditing projects. You will be presented with the main points of ISO 19650, the first international standard around information management in the construction industry. You will then see how project teams can be set up on a BIM-enabled project and the high-level methodology of auditing projects.

Week 3 - BIM Office Management - Part 3

During this third week, you will be presented with the most common project delivery methods and how these affect the overall strategy on a BIM-enabled project, you will be introduced to the concept of applying BIM processes up until the end of the life of an asset and the legal implications that the application of BIM can potentially have on your work. Finally, you will be introduced to the main concepts of collaboration with other consultants and the general principles that you need to apply to an ARCHICAD-based practice, to achieve seamless collaboration with external consultants who use different software.

Week 4 - BIM Office Management - Part 4

This week you will be taken through the concept of Teamwork in ARCHICAD, which allows multiple people to work on the same project at the same time and what a BIM Manager needs to think before rolling out Teamwork in their practice. Finally, you will be presented with several software packages which can be used along with ARCHICAD on a BIM-enabled project, for different purposes (e.g. QA/QC, point-cloud file processing, CDE’s, etc).

Week 5 - ARCHICAD Template Creation - Part 1

During this fifth week, you will be presented with the high-level development strategy of putting together an ARCHICAD template. You will be introduced to an optimal order of development and you will hear about the management of attributes and data in the template.

Week 6 - ARCHICAD Template Creation - Part 2

This week is all about the key elements of an ARCHICAD template. You will be taken through different examples of organising the Navigator, utilising pre-sets of display controls, such as Graphic Overrides and managing a template through years of updates and upgrades to new ARCHICAD versions.

Week 7 - BIM Project Coordination - Part 1

During week 7, you will be presented with all the different strategies that as a BIM Manager, you need to have in place, before a project kicks off. You will hear about how the EIR (Exchange/Employer’s Information Requirements) will define your project methods and processes which are documented in the BEP (BIM Execution Plan). Finally, you will also be presented with methodologies of dealing with Hotlinks and managing attributes at a project level.

Week 8 - BIM Project Coordination - Part 2

This week is all about deliverables. You will first hear about the data management strategies at a project level and the additional considerations that as a BIM Manager you have to make, on top of your existing data-related setup in your ARCHICAD template. You will be presented with different methodologies of approaching detailing, 3D model and drawing exports.

Week 9 - BIM Project Coordination - Part 3

During week 9, you will be introduced to some tested workflows in order to overcome some of ARCHICAD’s modelling challenges, such as split-level buildings, working far from origin and producing site plans. Finally, you will hear about all the elements that can make an ARCHICAD project slower than normal and how to tackle them.

Week 10 - BIM Project Coordination - Part 4

This last week of the course will take you through project audits and collaboration. You will be presented with several ideas of auditing your own models with ARCHICAD and Solibri. You will also hear about using Solibri as a clash-detection tool and using BCF-based workflows to manage model issues/errors/clashes.

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