Managing BIM Technology in the Building IndustryAECbytes Archived Article (February 12, 2008)

This Viewpoint article by Chuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks and Kathleen Liston offers a perspective on emerging positions such as BIM Specialist, BIM Champion, BIM Administrator, 4D Specialist, and Manager of Virtual Design and Construction and suggests their roles and responsibilities at the corporate and project levels within owner organizations and the AEC firms that serve them..

About the Authors

Chuck Eastman is a Professor in the Colleges of Architecture and Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, and Director of the College of Architecture PhD Program where he leads research in the area of Building Product Models and IT in building construction. Paul Teicholz founded the Center for Integrated Facility Engineering at Stanford University and directed that program for 10 years. He is currently a Professor emeritus at Stanford University and consultant in the AEC industry. Rafael Sacks is an Associate Professor in Construction Management at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Rafael has researched information technologies for structural engineering and for construction since graduating from MIT in 1985. Kathleen Liston is an entrepreneur and consultant to the building and technology industry.


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