Building information modelling (BIM) is a key part of the Industrial Strategy: Construction 2025. The aim is to increase productivity and collaboration through the use of digital technologies. It is a requirement of the common minimum standards for procurement that all public sector projects will meet Building Information Modelling Level 2. The construction sector is predicted to grow up to 70% by 2025, with an increasing emphasis on the integration of digital collaboration. Many organisations at present may be disadvantaged by not engaging with BIM and therefore potentially unable to tender for future public sector projects.

This short Building information modelling (BIM) course is aligned to current and future needs of professional practice in the construction industry, complemented by the extensive industrial links and staff expertise. The course will cover the key principles of BIM project collaboration using some specific examples of its application through industry standard software such as Revit and Navisworks. Key topics at each stage will be linked to practical examples currently encountered in the sector.

Who is the BIM: An Introduction to Project Collaboration course for?

Though this course is open to anyone with an interest in BIM, it is ideally suited to professionals working in the construction sector. It will be of particular interest to those that have responsibility for managing projects or for collaboration between project teams.

It is designed for anyone working in the built environment or involved with supply chains within the built environment who needs to understand the key principles of BIM.

It is also suitable for other supply chain professionals and others with a business need or interest in an understanding of BIM Level 2 compliance and project collaboration.

Gain a certificate and digital badge to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a E-Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

Whilst this course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.

During the BIM: An Introduction to Project Collaboration course you can expect to:

  • Understand the processes of design, procurement, planning, construction and facility management that apply to building information modelling and project collaboration.
  • Analyse appropriate BIM methods and technologies for construction costing, planning and activity tracking, including simulating construction schedules and logistics, forecasting and clash detection.
  • Explore BIM design management and quality control, including risk assessment, costs control and project time phasing.

A flexible short course suited to working professionals

This course has fixed start dates and will be supported by a tutor, as well as structured activity-based content. There will be live tutorials discussing specific technical examples in which you will be able to ask the tutor questions. These live sessions will also be recorded in case you are unable to attend. The course will be delivered 100% online with no campus attendance required.

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Ideal for Workforce Development

Our range of online professional development short courses are ideal for your staff development and training programme. With discounts available for employers wishing to purchase 5 or more short courses, we can help minimise your training costs whilst improving your training capabilities.

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