Time-based BIM Modeller

Who are the time-based BIM Modellers?

A Time-based Building Information Modelling (BIM) Modeller’s primary role in a BIM team is to develop the BIM model. They have to be equipped with the knowledge in BIM to understand the modelling requirements and how buildings, structures or services go together to be able to do so accurately in a BIM model. The level of responsibility of a BIM Modeller can vary depending on who they work for. These individuals may specialise in many areas including Architectural, Structural, Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical modelling.

What are the Roles & Responsibilities of a time-based BIM Modeller?

The roles and responsibilities of a Time-based BIM Modeller shall include but not limited to those indicated in the Singapore BIM Guide and the following:

  • Adhere to project BIM Execution Plan (BEP) throughout the BIM cycle in the project
  • Follow and adopt the BIM workflow and processes outlined in the BEP
  • Update modelling progress status to the BIM coordinator regularly
  • Adhere to project naming conventions outlined in the BEP
  • Create objects or families as and when needed or as instructed by the BIM Coordinator
  • Prepare 2D tender drawings for submissions based on the details of the BIM model
  • Annotate documentation views by adding dimensions, tags, legends, schedules, etc. to meet submission requirements
  • Adhere to project requirements or standards set when modelling elements
  • Adhere to work delegation assigned by the BIM Manager or BIM Coordinator
  • Model all elements as per design intent
  • Update models and drawings based on the latest design information
  • Highlight clashes found in BIM model to BIM coordinator
  • Assist BIM Coordinator in making amendments/updates to BIM models


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