Journey of a BIM Manager with Rina Sahay | AG 43

In this episode, we get to hear the fascinating story of Rina Sahay, who is presently a BIM Manager at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.


She shares her journey in Architecture right from completing her BArch in India, to pursuing her Masters from Michigan University, working and also teaching in various firms and Universities across the US, how she transitioned to become a BIM Manager, leveraging the Autodesk forums, working for BV Doshi, advice for young architects and also immigrants and a whole lot more.

Podcast Shownotes

02:00 Rina’s transition from a BArch in India to now working as a BIM Manager in the US

05:00 How Rina got into Architecture in the 80s

07:20 Transition to CAD

08:30 Transition to BIM 

“Once that learning curve has been overcome, then BIM becomes very intuitive and it starts tell you what is it that it wants.” 

10:20 BIM pays off in the long run.

11:30 From Academia to a BIM Manager

13:30 Learning when there weren’t many resources. 

“Where there is a will, there is a way.”


17:10 “Dynamo is the future.”

19:10 Scope of work for a BIM Manager

21:10 Do BIM Managers also design apart from documentation? 

23:00 Delegating work as a BIM Manager

25:00 Working on the Cloud 



26:50 BIM in Interior Design

28:15 Architecture is Architecture. 

31:10 The various standards in the States.

37:00 Revit is King

42:10 The importance of teaching. 

“ I learn and I also like to try to help people also learn.”

44:40 The rise of online learning

48:00 Future of BIM & the AEC industry headed.



The Quick Fire Round


  • Atlus Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Favorite Music

Bollywood Music

Connect with Rina

Notable Mentions

BV Doshi

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