Results

Results from all trials provided insights into the effects and potential impacts on the improvement of energy efficient construction and energy performance knowledge enhancement. The results of all the rounds of trials and testing were analysed and helped provide the basis for the development of recommendations that identify key intervention strategies, impacts and advancements afforded by the application of the BIMcert
tools, and generated BIMcert Recommendations for Effectiveness:

  1. Incentivise Energy Efficiency

Incentivisation would be a powerful tool directly contributing to sustainable quality buildings and construction. Further, to supplement incentivisation, the BIMcert training platform can be exploited to strategically upskill workers in BIM rapidly through bite-sized modules and training plans

  1. Utilise BIMcert i.e. adopt BIMcert Concept and Methodology

The project output not only comprises of a BIM upskilling training curriculum but has provided the construction sector with a Training Platform itself, with bitesized micro-accredited modules within training plans. This methodology of incorporating bite-sized micro accreditations is especially targeted for professionals who may have time restrictions to
commit to a full BIM course

  1. Standardise BIM Curriculum i.e. introduce a Pan-European BIM Passport

Introduce a pan-European BIM passport, to make accreditations as mobile for professionals moving and working across members states within and beyond Europe. A guideline for Continued Professional Development (CPD) vocational mobility would be useful and convenient for professionals to easily upskill in BIM

  1. Mandate BIM locally

Localise (timescale and criteria differs for ROI and Macedonia) via National Action Plans and Legislate for State Buy in/public procurement accordingly (UK Mandate) European BIM Task group and Standardisation

  1. Facilitate BIM Upskilling

Facilitating BIM upskilling by taking into consideration the BIMcert key exploitable outputs supplemented by the previous four recommendations can be used so that professionals have a dual benefit of skills transferability in terms of digital skills transformation and BIM upskilling together. This directly contributes to the European Commission’s Digital Agenda21 for Europe which aims to upskills workers and citizens with digital skills.