Understanding the Coordination & Clash Detection Process

Live Virtual Course for 1-10 students

Are you being asked to participate in a BIM coordination and clash detection process, but don't really understand what that means?  This course provides an overview of that process, the typical contract requirements, and what you need to do to successfully participate.

Course Summary

This course is intended to introduce specialty equipment contractors and engineers to the BIM processes most widely used in the design and construction industry.  The information focuses on BIM workflows, including coordinating in an Autodesk Construction Cloud project, BIM 360 Glue, and Navisworks.  This is not a course for how to use and model in Revit, although we will spend time to ensure we can get model data in and out to allow documentation in other desired software packages.

The goals of the course are as follows:
  1. Gain a basic understanding of BIM.
  2. Understand how to navigate and effectively make use of projects in the Autodesk Construction Cloud.
  3. Learn how to transfer model data between Revit, AutoCAD, and Navisworks.
  4. Have a basic understanding of how to create and modify views in Revit for import and export purposes. Understand the Navisworks clash detection process.
  5. Learn the typical contract requirements and expectations.

Course Structure

This is a live virtual course.  Each training session will take place online via Zoom or Teams, and will last 1 to 1.5 hours each.  We provide 1 training session per week, and students should anticipate an additional 1-2 hours of exercises outside of the online training.   While we offer the syllabus as a guide, learning may be customized to the students' needs.

About our virtual courses:
  • While Performance BIM will be presenting, this is not intended as a “lecture course.”
  • Training should be a dialog, and discussions / questions / alternate viewpoints are encouraged.
  • If a question covers a topic that requires more extensive discussion, we may request to table that until another session.
  • The session organization serves as a template and may be adjusted based on project needs.


Each participant must have the following software packages available during the sessions to participate in real time:

  • Autodesk Revit v2023.  Note – We can begin the work within Revit LT initially.  However, there are substantial limitations related to our industry and collaborating with other trades that may make this challenging.  If you are planning to work regularly within Revit, you should consider an AEC Design Collection subscription, which will include Revit, AutoCAD, and Navisworks (among other software).
  • Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro license (optional).  This license will be required to work “live” on an ACC site.  We will provide an overview of this product and how it pertains as part of the course.
Participants should have access to a minimum of 2 screens – 1 to watch the presentation, and 1 to run the software in real time.

Course Lessons


Jason Prichard

Chief Operating Officer, Performance BIM
Jason brings extensive experience in the design and construction industry coupled with a strong modeling and technical background. Jason has spearheaded implementation of a BIM workflow, focusing on Revit family development and Revit API automation. As a former professor at UNC - Chapel Hill, and over 30 years in the entertainment industry, Jason brings a unique perspective to online training.