On Thursday, June 20, Mid Atlantic BX (MABX) is offering a webinar, “Transitioning to BIM? Here’s what you need to know,” hosted by Autodesk Evangelist, Lynn Allen.
Lynn Allen, Cadalyst columnist and Autodesk Technical Evangelist, speaks to more than 30,000 users worldwide each year. For the past 18 years she has written a monthly column in Cadalyst magazine called “Circles and Lines” and is the voice behind the popular Cadalyst videos – “Tips and Tricks with Lynn Allen.”
According to Allen, “a productive, positive workforce of new Revit users starts with communication, training, and a dose of reassurance.”
In a recent article for Cadalyst, Allen explained how the key to a successful BIM transition is employee buy-in.
Making the move to building information modeling is usually decided by those in a position of authority, yet those most affected by it are typically the users in the trenches. I have seen several situations where the communication to those on the front lines of the change has been less than effective. Instead of an explanation or discussion, it’s usually an unsympathetic declaration: “We are moving to BIM and you will like it.”
After working with many large firms that have made the move to BIM, I firmly believe that the key to a successful BIM implementation is buy-in from your users. The more employees you get on board with this move, the higher the success rate, plain and simple. And getting those users on board takes more than just a blunt announcement; it requires good communication, proper training, and an understanding of their concerns.
Allen will provide personalized BIM transition advice during the Mid Atlantic BX webinar on June 20.
The webinar starts at 11 a.m. on June 20. The cost is $20 for Mid Atlantic BX members, and $40 for non-members. Contact Megan Roby, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.midatlanticbx.com for more information.