I recently read an articulate and informed blog post by Carillion's Technical BIM Lead, John Ford, about the business of measuring BIM skills.
Read the full post here: 'Are we Underestimating the Value of BIM Assessments?'
John makes a number of perceptive points about the organisational and process challenges facing AEC businesses, on their journey to BIM excellence.
There is no 'right or wrong' way to capture useful business intelligence, if it feeds into a wider BIM improvement plan. As Ford points out in his article, there are many effective methods for analysing data and metrics around the topic of BIM experience and capability, both within an organisation and across the wider industry supply chain.
A mix of formal assessment, self-assessment, survey responses, RAG tables and industry certification offer AEC firms all the tools they need, to create a clearer picture of BIM experience and credentials.
KnowledgeSmart has been working consistently in this space for the past 5 years, creating software and library content designed to help AEC businesses measure BIM maturity, skills gaps, training needs and technical expertise.
Here is a link to a recent KS webcast, which provides all the necessary tools and benchmark data for Global AEC businesses to create their own tailored BIM excellence plan.
To slightly misquote management guru, Peter Drucker, 'If you can't measure it, you can't manage it'. Wise words.