This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement no 785155.
The BIMcert project will develop a blended, fully supported suite of Building Information Modelling learning tools, which will allow geographically dispersed construction project teams to use technology to enhance information exchange and collaboration. The project will have a particular focus on testing the BIM approaches to green and passive building design to contribute to the improvement of energy efficiency.
Develop a more efficient and relevant training program
BIM modules are currently part of some course curriculum at several levels of Education, but not in an integrated and industry-driven way, and not based in a direct employability skill set that targets all key holders. One of the BIM implementation problems is the gap between academic focus on disciplinary principles and industry’s need for proficiency in specific practical applications. At the core of BIMCERT is its industry focus; uniting professional skills for energy efficiency in construction with a modern construction method, including software tools and associated processes (BIM). BIMCERT’s training materials will be based in real work situations and prototype case studies, thus making training more relevant to professionals.
Improve the way workers enter BIM technology
Blue collar workers usually have difficulty accessing a suitable upskilling pathway. BIMcert project is adding to the achievements of existing BUILD UP Skills initiatives. Byte sized learning outcomes allow for micro accreditation that will enable these workers to easily achieve upskilling and qualifications in a short period without impacting on their ability to earn.
Create BIMcert qualification and supporting material
Micro Accreditation proposed in BIMCERT provides recognition for bite- sized pieces of learning (of benefit both to individuals and SMEs), enables appropriate Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) including from existing EU- funded projects such as BUILD UP Skills initiatives and MeN, supports the ladders of progression aligned with levels of BIM maturity, enables workers to collect learning modules as building blocks towards attainment of qualifications recognised by National Qualification Frameworks.