Course Type:
User Level:
Beginner to Intermediate

This course is delivered in plain language without the use of jargon and terminology and is ideal for anyone looking at BIM for the first time or those wanting to gain a deeper understanding of BIM’s use in practice together with the real-world benefits that can be achieved.

It introduces several BIM principles and considers the implications this has on contractual deliverables before exploring some of the processes and best practices at the heart of BIM.

Upon completion, you will have a thorough understanding of BIM and its possible implications for you and your organisation.

To cover every point on the framework would take longer than we have available, but we will be exploring the most salient aspects. The different parts cover:

  1. What is it?
  2. What do I have to consider?
  3. How will it affect my company or supply chain?

Part One

The first chapter deals with an understanding of the principles of BIM, why we need it and what it looks like. Topics covered include the following:

  • What is BIM
  • The Need for Better Information Management
  • The BIM Mandate and client responsibilities
  • BIM and Building Lifecycle
  • Better Asset Management
  • Understanding the ISO19650 Standard

Part Two

The second part of this course explores some of the key topics surrounding BIM adoption, from a managerial and contractual perspective. Topics covered include the following:

  • Digital Exchange of Data
  • Key Documentation (OIR, AIR)
  • Exchange Information Requirements (EIR)
  • BIM Execution Plan (BEP)
  • Master Information Delivery Plan (MIDP)
  • Federated BIM Model
  • Asset information model
  • Common Data Environment (CDE)

Part 3

The final part of this course considers the impact that BIM may have on individuals, companies and projects involved. Topics covered include the following:

  • Collaboration
  • Supply Chain Roles and Responsibilities
  • Information Management
  • Audits & Clash Detection
  • Operational BIM integration
  • Benefits and value of BIM
  • Real-world project examples
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