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Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:27:17 AM | BIM and Revit Training with Immersion Program Reform Resource Questions.

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Hi everyone,

We are currently active in a training reform. I am trying to identify resources which are required for training in an office environment. I have an engaged staff of 35 with varying levels of skills in the application and comprehension of BIM concepts. Actually about 50% understand BIM. My staff are Architectural and Interior professionals with limited prior experience in Revit, let alone BIM so I start from scratch quite often which is actually a blessing in disguise, few bad habits with Revit.

Items I have listed out are as follows:

Dedicated Training Room - Projector, Tables, Comfortable Seating, Laser.

Dedicated Staff Time - 3hrs MAX per session is my usual time slot.

Strict Schedule - Training occurs Mon, Wed and Fri, the same session, same time slot. Staff Must attend one.

Dedicated time to develop training material - 6 to 8 hours per hour of session.

Supplemental training resources - Books, Videos, FAQ's, How-To's

*All new hires receive 10-15 hours of training over 2 weeks with attainable goals and measurable results.

I am also entertaining instituting a strict new hire training schedule. Training will happen every third week and span two weeks.

Could others please add-on to what you would require to properly train someone. It can or cannot relate directly to Revit. I am thinking "outside the box" here and am identifying resources I could have overlooked to have an effective training program.

 

Thanks!

 



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Thu, Mar 27, 2014 at 12:09:55 PM | BIM and Revit Training and Immersion Program Reform Resource Questions.

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Training can't be just with a projector .... it must be hands on. 

 

I recommend that all users start using Revit from the beginning - within 2 weeks.  It must be on projects that are small enough and don't have a demanding schedule.

 

Because of legacy details and their background, give an initial heavy dose of why to clean up CAD before importing, how to do that and linking.  Because they will be 2D oriented at first, show them how easier Revit is in 2D then CAD.  Give them a reason to use it.   They will not be able to model well enough to use all the bells and whistles, for all views except detail, teach them to use the model as much as they can and then add 2D.  Discourage filled regions and encourage model driven fill patterns.

 

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Fri, Mar 28, 2014 at 3:44:50 AM | BIM and Revit Training and Immersion Program Reform Resource Questions.

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Thank-you for the reply. However it was not exactly what I was looking for, I might not have been as clear as I wanted to be in my question.

I have a training program in place and have developed a team of 35. I am revising the program and evolving it to elevate the design studio ever higher in our application and use of BIM. 

I am looking for outside inspiration and hearing something I havent before which could spark a new approach or concept. I was looking to get feedback on what resources I am leaving out of my initial pass. Things like making sure you have a place where you can train. How can you reinforce the learnings after the session? Laptops vs workstations, training stations? Even down to having a laser or markerboard to deliver. 

I think that might give you a bit more backstory with where I am at and am taking them. Your response is still valid and I did not aim to discredit it, however we are far past that initial starting point and have a program in place to bring the new hires up to speed.

 

Thanks!

 


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