It is no secret that Building Information Modeling (BIM) has become an essential part of the built environment. The Certificate of Development – Building Information Modeling is an assessment based certificate credential that establishes the knowledge and understanding of concepts to BIM and detailing practices that is important for all BIM teams to know. CD-BIM has been designed to prepare entry level technicians as well as highly experienced construction professionals in BIM with a common understanding of core concepts. Some of these topics include who the stake holders are in the process, what the BIM Execution Plan is, how coordination meetings function and many other key concepts.

The course program is segmented into multiple parts. The initial part of the program addresses general BIM knowledge a developer must know to effectively function on a 3D modeling project. This effort has included input from practicing members of the BIM Forum LOD Specification working group, national masonry Building Information Modeling initiative (BIM-M), and the U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD). The optional subsequent part of the program addresses discipline specific practices and understandings. The first discipline specific curriculum and exam focuses on steel detailing and is developed in partnership with the National Institute of Steel Detailing (NISD).