Recognising the stakeholders and the key driving force in the BIM implementation, the BIMcert project will utilise the innovative BIMcert Strategy Compass. Information and advice with be collated from the target groups and key industry, technical and academic partners to develop training tools, utilising innovative delivery methods. This informed strategic direction aims to ensure successful delivery of the project’s objectives for all stakeholders. Our consortium core partners represent a mix of industry and academia, with expertise in providing BIM solutions, skills and training across the Construction Industry and supply chain.
There are seven main aims for this project:
1. To improve the sustainability of the Built Environment by training its workforce in more efficient ways of designing and constructing through the use of BIM processes, better materials, products, and energy sources. This will seek to integrate concepts of sustainability in the practical application and integration with technology (BIM) based on real life industry needs and limitations.
2. To improve access for new workers entering or existing workers within the Construction Industry to the necessary skills for the technology (BIM). This will improve job mobility, upskilling and employability for all levels of the Construction Sector.
3. To improve access for the Construction Industry to training and qualified staff for design, manufacture and maintenance. This will be achieved through the development of an efficient, standardised and sustainable blended training programme, based on international best practice, policies and mandates.
4. To provide opportunities for efficiencies across the entire supply chain.
5. Integrate skills within companies and professionals and to better collaboration platforms.
6. To develop a pan-European framework for recognition and accreditation of BIMcert’s “bite-sized” learning modules, which constitute what we call “micro-accreditation” of knowledge and which recognise and certify existing and new skills. Sets of these Micro accredited learning modules will combine to build towards fully standardised skills recognition while aiming to link within existing national and European initiatives and frameworks of accredited courses and awards
7. Improve the building environment by training all involved in better and greener ways of designing and constructing the build environment
Our Target groups
Our Target groups include all that have key roles in current building processes, namely: Professionals (Engineers/Architects/QSs), Technicians and Site workers (Installers/Maintainers), Supplier and manufacturers. BIMcert will identify the current and required level of BIM competences and skills required for each target group to enable a more efficient collaboration to enable an improved energy performance towards near zero building.
Just as BIM maps to the full building and constructed asset lifecycle, the BIMcert consortium spans the full construction sector, as demonstrated in the project’s cohesive use of the Industrial Advisory Panel and Technical Advisory panel. The BIMcert consortium is highly connected to industry and to academic, and the network of partners, advisory partners, and technical advisors will ensure that during the project and after its completion the training method and accreditation system will have a significant positive impact upon the achievement of the EU’s goals for sustainability in the built environment through the upskilling of construction workers across all levels within the sector.