February 2020 PM Update from Spain


The BIM Project Manager role



By Alfonso Bucero

International Correspondent

Madrid, Spain




Felipe Choclán Gámez

Technical Manager – BIM Project Manager
Sach Consulting


We had the opportunity to interview Mr. Felipe Choclán about the BIM Project Manager role. Felipe believes that because of the high importance of BIM at World level, and the local demand in Spain, it has been necessary the BIM roles and responsibilities for the project manager in the BIM methodology, both in construction or infrastructure. AEDIP, Project Management Association in the construction industry has been represented by Felipe Choclán, who lead the task force about ROLES and RESPONSIBILITIES for the “esBIM committee” from Fomento Ministry. BIM is based on collaboration projects and, mainly, the efficient information management during the whole project life cycle.

A study has been done trying to cover all contract cases at all project life cycle phases, project type, firm size and specialities, generating the following roles assignment to the work environment using BIM methodology. A Project team is created and the roles and responsibilities are defined in the BIM Execution Plan (BEP), reflected in the contract. We are talking about an alive document that will be adapted to each type of project, organization and project life cycle phase.


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How to cite this report:  Bucero, A. (2020). January 2020 Project Management Update from Spain, PM World Journal, Vol. IX, Issue II, February. Available online at: https://pmworldlibrary.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/pmwj90-Feb2020-Bucero-Spain-Regional-Report-ENGLISH.pdf



About the Author


Alfonso Bucero

Madrid, Spain




Alfonso Bucero, MSc, CPS, PMP, PMI-RMP, PfMP, PMI Fellow, is an International Correspondent and Contributing Editor for the PM World Journal in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Bucero is also founder and Managing Partner of BUCERO PM Consulting.  Alfonso was the founder, sponsor and president of the PMI Barcelona Chapter until April 2005, and belongs to PMI’s LIAG (Leadership Institute Advisory Group).  He was the past President of the PMI Madrid Spain Chapter, and then nominated as a PMI EMEA Region 8 Component Mentor. Now he is a member of the PMIEF Engagement Committee. Alfonso has a Computer Science Engineering degree from Universidad Politécnica in Madrid and is studying for his Ph.D. in Project Management. He has 32 years of practical experience and is actively engaged in advancing the PM profession in Spain and throughout Europe. He received the PMI Distinguished Contribution Award on October 9th, 2010, the PMI Fellow Award on October 22nd 2011 and the PMI Eric Jenett Excellence Award on October 28th, 2017.

Mr. Bucero can be contacted at alfonso.bucero@abucero.com.

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