About Us

The BIMcert consortium core partners are a mix of industry and academia who are experts in providing BIM solutions, skills and training for the construction industry, backed up by the Technical Advisory Board consisting of stakeholders and external experts providing guidance in the scientific and operational direction of the BIMCERT project

Belfast Metropolitan College

One of the largest colleges in the UK providing further and higher education to help people and communities reach their full potential

Andrew Hamilton

Fulltime lecturer in Belfast Met and experienced Chartered Architect. Prior to commencing with Belfast Met Andrew was an associate director in a Belfast based architectural practice, with a wide range of experience of architectural design, responsible for the preparation of architecture projects from concept to completion including concept development, planning & building control application, and site delivery, both individually and as a leader of multidiscipline teams.​

He is Course Director for the Foundation Degree Science in Architectural Technology.  With over 20 years’ experience of CAD combined with his professional experience in Architecture and Construction Andrew is actively involved in the development and delivery of BIM and Construction courses, including: ​

  • OCN Level 4 Building Information Modelling (REVIT) for Construction; ​
  • FdSc Architectural Technology, including Consortium Chair of Revalidation Committee (2017)​
  • FdEng Civil Engineering and HLA Civil Engineering, CAD and BIM​
  • FdSc Planning Property & Housing​
  • Creagh Concrete CAD Academy and BIM Academy​

He has delivered bespoke business support training in CAD and BIM, notably the Creagh Concrete CAD Academy and recently commenced BIM Academy.​

Andrew is a member of the Architects registration Board (ARB) and Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA)

Eduardo Rebelo

Experienced Chatered Architect and lecturer  in both BMC  and SRC.​

With extensive professional experience in Architecture, responsible for the preparation of architecture projects from concept to completion including concept development, planning & building control application, and site delivery; Interior design, Urban planning, 3D & Multimedia and BIM.

Eduardo is actively involved in the assistance of the development of curriculum and delivery of BIM, Construction, CAD, and Media courses in BMC and ( SRC), in the subject areas of BIM, Architecture & Construction, CAD, and MultiMedia,  including for example : ​

  • OCN Level 4 Building Information Modelling (REVIT) for Construction; ​
  • Fd Degree in Architectural Technology  with sustainable design​
  • Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering​
  • HND Multimedia Production- Interactive media & Games ​
  • Creagh Concrete CAD Academy and BIM Academy​

Eduardo Also delivers bespoke business support training in BIM, CAD, product design, and multimedia ​

Prior to joining BMC, Eduardo worked as a project architect for several architectural practices (Portugal and N.I)  in charge of the Architecture projects from concept to completion ( incl. outline proposal, planning & building control application, tenders ), 3d modelling visualisation and marketing roles within these practices.​

Eduardo is a member of the Ordem dos Arquitectos Portugueses  (OARS), Architects registration Board  (ARB) Royal Institute British Architects (RIBA)

Anne Art

Peter Smith

Paul McCormack

Technological University Dublin

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin), previously Dublin Institute of Technology, is the leading provider of Built Environment training and education from apprenticeship to PhD levels in Ireland for the last 100 years

Barry Mcauley

As a result of spending a number of years in the AEC/FM industry it has presented me with the opportunity to continuously and professionally develop my managerial skills through working within a number of diverse roles. Some of these roles have included working as a surveyor on the Dublin Port Tunnel and as a setting out engineer on various road realignment works throughout Dublin from 2003 to 2006. Other managerial positions include that of a project manager on both a planning and operational capacity, on a number of high profile jobs between 2007 and 09. These management roles have not been confined to a construction capacity but have seen me occupy a strategic managerial position within the Facilities Management (FM) Team in the Sports Surgery Clinic. In 2009 in order to further develop my knowledge and practical skills a MSc in Construction Project Management was undertaken which was subsequently completed in 2010. After a period of travelling it was decided to further expand my project management capabilities by undertaking a PhD in the area of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and FM, which I completed in May of 2016. During this period I worked with CitA on a part time basis with regards the R&D of their BIM Workshops and yearly Conference. This position was complimented through a part time lecturing position on two DIT accredited master programmes

After completion of my PhD I was awarded a Postdoctoral Scholarship through DIT’s prestigious Arnold F Graves Scholars Programme which lead to working with CITA for 18 months on their BIM Innovation Capability Programme for Ireland. During this period I was also recognised as a Chartered Construction Manager by the CIOB. As of 2018 I began work in my current position as Assistant Lecturer in BIM Technologies within DIT. Through a significant combination of industry reports, conference and journal papers has enabled the dissemination of my research within the domain of BIM throughout the AEC sector.”

Construction Industry Training Board

Working directly with the construction sector to improve the skills and competencies of the workforce and develop strategic skills plans to meet current and future needs of the sector

Barry Neilson

Barry has a Civil Engineering background, starting work as an apprentice draughtsman and progressing to complete a BSc in Civil Engineering and becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer and a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

He has progressed from a technical to managerial capacity within the construction industry within the Consulting Engineering sector, progressing to a focus on developing others within, and for a period outside, the sector.

Barry joined CITB NI in May 2010 and before that was the Skills Director – Scotland & Northern Ireland for Cogent, the Sector Skills Council for Chemicals. Prior to this he held the position of Director in Scotland for the Chartered Institute of Building and Deputy Director for NHBC in Scotland.

Gayle Beckett

Gayle Beckett, an experienced Project Manager with CITB NI, has worked on an extensive range of projects including a funded EU Leonardo Project in Sustainable Construction and other funded Government Funded Training Initiatives.

Gayle has managed, organised and promoted employer and careers engagement events, along with  the careers ambassador team; scheduling and ensuring construction representation.

Gayle previously worked within the Banking/Finance Sector, prior to joining CITB NI in February 2002, developing from administrative supervisory roles to a managerial position, in March 2010. Achievements include NVQ Level 4 in Learning & Development (August 2009) along with the ICT Education Teaching Principles & Practice Skills (May 2007) & HNC in Business and Finance with the University of Ulster (June 2004).

Instituto Superior Tecnico

The largest and most reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology in Portugal

António Costa Aguiar

António Aguiar Costa is Assistant Professor at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

His major research interests are information management and integration, interoperability, BIM implementation and standardization and BIM-based e-procurement. Other areas of research are intelligent buildings, IoT for buildings and smart cities.

At the national level he is the Chairman of CT197, the Portuguese Technical Committee for BIM standardization, and the Coordinator of the Information and Design Support Systems Research Group of Ceris – Civil Engineering Research and Innovation for Sustainability. Internationally, he is the representative of Portugal at CEN/TC442 (BIM European Standards), member of the EU BIM Task Group supported by European Commission and member of CIB TG90 – Information Integration and CIB W98 – Intelligent and Responsive Buildings

He also works as an independent expert for the European Commission, participating in the evaluation of H2020 projects.

António has published several papers on his areas of interest and is the principal investigator in various research projects.

Paulo Carreira

Future Analytics Consulting

An innovative, multidisciplinary SME which specializes in the areas of spatial planning, research, economic and socio-economic analysis

Professor William Hynes


A Chartered Urban and Transport Planner, a Chartered Surveyor, Urban and Transport Economist, and a founder (2010) and managing director of Future Analytics Consulting Ltd.

William has extensive experience leading significant infrastructure planning and development projects, and providing expert advice to public and private sector clients in the following areas: strategic spatial planning, aviation and surface transportation and infrastructure planning, demography analysis and population projection, economic, socio-economic, housing, commercial, health, retail analysis and forecasting.

Since 2011, William has been successful in winning 14 European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) Applied Research and Technological Development (RTD) Programme Projects both as a consortium partner and lead coordinator. These awarded projects have secured over €30m EC funding, and this has resulted in William being twice awarded as ‘Irish Champion of EU Research and Development’ by the Irish President and Enterprise Ireland.

Dr. Sheryl Lynch (BA, MMus, PhD)

An experienced project manager and Senior Research Coordinator at Future Analytics Consulting Ltd.

Sheryl has extensive research experience as an Irish Research Council awardee, policy project manager, and lecturer (Dublin City University; University of Nottingham). She has led extensive academic and industry projects in Cameroon, Canada, the UK, and Ireland and has been published internationally in the fields of sociology, ethnomusicology and social justice. She has significant experience in providing expert advice to public and private sector clients in the following areas: equality and diversity policy, international migration policy, strategic planning, and EU Research and Development.

Since joining FAC, Sheryl coordinates projects in the fields of: critical infrastructure planning and security, cyber safety, education, construction, and sustainability. She currently works on several European Commission (EC) Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) Applied Research and Technological Development (RTD) Programme Projects where FAC is either a consortium partner or lead coordinator.

Institute for research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy

Scientific, research and educational institute established by Civil Engineering Institute Macedonia

Prof. Angelina Taneva-Veshoska

Director of Institute for Research in Environment, Civil Engineering and Energy – IECE. She has a PhD in management, with background in psychology and psychotherapy, and is a trainer of trainers for adults, trainer for career counsellor and career counsellor. Her PhD topic was: ‘The Influence of Emotional Intelligence on leadership’.

She has 14 years of experience working as professor in higher education institution and trainer in adult education organisations, with great experience in developing curricula, managing and coordinating educational projects, curriculum development and implementation of trainings. Prof. Taneva-Veshoska has experience and extensive knowledge in preparation and implementation of methodology for identification and preparation of adult education programs according to the labour market needs, developing teaching materials for adult education programs. Her speciality is personal development of people, through training and coaching. Her training topics are: Emotional and spiritual intelligence, Mindfulness, Leadership and Organisational Behaviour.

Also, she was involved in establishing Training center in companies, developing and implementing lifelong learning courses according to the needs of the employees, career and professional development of employees; developing and implementing mentoring and internship programs in companies.

She has experience in project management (responsible for management timely implementation of national and international projects, responsible for planning, implementing and supervising the project activities, efficient use of project funds, training and coaching project staff). She is a co-author of two books: Business communications and ethics and Leadership.

Dijana Likar

B.Sc.Mech.Eng, Head of Energy Department in IECE; certified engineer for design, review of technical documents, supervisor of installation works and issue of certificate of approval, for mechanical equipment and installations in buildings, industrial and power plants. Developed research and innovation projects for renewable energy sources improved application energy and resource efficiency of plants, innovative multi-criteria methodological approaches for evaluation of projects in energetics. Developed curriculum for professional courses for: technical, economical and regulatory aspects of energy efficiency implementation in technical designs; Complex Energetics EEER (environment, economy and regulatory demands in energetics).

Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar

Multidisciplinary institution for system planning and organized economy in the energy sector

Leila Luttenberger

Leila Luttenberger works as Researcher at the Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar. Her work includes preparation and management of projects, preparation of materials for workshop and seminars, CF calculation for organisations, analysis of consumption data for demand side management, implementation of manuals for energy management and energy efficient measures in public buildings. She is an co-author of few professional papers on energy efficiency, climate change mitigation and environmental governance. She worked as an Associate for Public Spaces Lighting at the Utility Services Department in the City of Rijeka as an engineer for maintenance and planning. She holds a MSc degree in Power Engineering from Engineering Faculty of the University of Rijeka and she is a PhD student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the University of Zagreb. Her native language is Croatian; she completed elementary and high school education in Italian language; at the University of Cambridge she concluded a course of English language; she holds FC exam in English language, DELF exam in French language and A1 in German language.

Toni Borković

Toni Borković is a chartered architect, and is employed as a senior researcher at EIHP specialising in the energy efficiency of buildings. Recent activities he has undertaken include energy audits, the development of energy audit methodologies, the elaboration of innovative calculation methods for energy performance analysis of buildings, building sector analysis in Croatia and the region, the development of the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Croatia 2011 – 2013; research in the field of EPBD transposition in the region (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia); definition of reference buildings in Croatia, requirements for cost optimal renovation of buildings and requirements for nearly zero energy buildings.

Toni Borković possesses significant experience in the design and management of low energy and ‘passive’ buildings, and other building types, as well as in project management and the design of energy refurbishment programmes for buildings.  In addition, he is a Lecturer in the field of energy certification and building fabrics and physics in educational programmes for certified energy assessors in Croatia. Finally, he is himself a certified building energy assessor – Level 2 – for complex building technical systems.

He is fluent in English and Slovenian language, understands German in the technical field of his expertise and Croatian native speaker.