Exceptional BIM Course Outline

 BIM- The Infinite Game!

The program consists of a range of 12 Modules within each 4 Levels. The course programme is an interactive programme – learners develop an understanding of history and digital transformation fit for industry purpose, functional BIM design by learning through internationally accredited expert trainers, allowing learners to take on the roles of key digital leaders in the Built Environment such as BIM Managers, co-ordinators and digital leads.

Learners will understand the foundational need for the fundamentals and accurate technical information and terminology, the constraints and challenges that construction projects present in different delivery methods when computational BIM is involved. The BIM exceptional management course develops the learners’ ability to evaluate their projects BIM needs based on the project delivery method.

The Learners will explore the lifecycle of the building information modelling and its full history since inception in the following areas:

  1. Construction Methods and Improvements
  2. Stakeholder and Tender Requirements
  3. BIM Definition and Digital Construction adoption strategies
  4. Collaborative Production and Information Management
  5. Data Governance and the Common Data Environment
  6. BIM Project Protocols and Model Management
  7. BIM Standards and Data Exchange Management
  8. Design and Technical Management
  9. Building Assembly Management
  10. Lean for Construction for Procurement
  11. Estimating and Cost Control Methods of Improvement

Digital Asset Management and Rapid Business Engineering strategies

BIM4 Professionals Course Outline

Mode of Delivery
All online sessions will be conducted through a secure online learning management system and all templates, videos, downloadable working models and webinars are provided through the NavBIM portal. All assessments are recorded and upon successful completion will receive an international certificate of accomplishment.

 

Course Synopsis

This course offers a combination of pathways and modules that will allow learners to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to work within one of the most transformational and growing areas of the built environment. Responding to a built environment in which the construction industry, around the world, is in great need for construction technology skilled professionals that can assist in driving the industry forward, these qualifications represent a valuable opportunity for each learner and potential employer across the supply chain.

Modules L1-101, L1- 102, L1-103

Level One BIM

These three modules  explore the fundamentals and adoption of Building Information Modelling, the history and BIM definition within the traditional construction delivery methods versus t

he modern delivery methods. The impact of change within organizations adopting change and management of various construction processes that are required for the output for maintenance of building solutions.

The modules present a contemporary perspective of the theoretical scope and practical skills required to manage a company that is considering adopting digital engineering requi

rements on projects. It examines various management concepts and techniques associated with people, processes and technology activities, developing the learner’s ability to critically evaluate their appropriateness for use in a variety of situations when dealing with cultural aspects. It reviews classical, behavioural and contemporary management theories, and their deployment in response to competitive and traditional triggers encountered in operational environments. The module is underpinned by a systemic perspective of the firm’s functions, and extends this through permeable organisational boun

daries to consider competitive collaboration within traditional project organisations; modes of innovation; and the influence of collaborative information/communication technology, and building information modelling.

The learners general understanding and practical skills in data governance and security for information, communication and documentation, including drawing and  Model management of a selected project. This includes techniques to generate common data environment best practice that demonstrate a good use of ISO 19650 principles as well as to generate workflows for the communication process with the building industry.

L2- 104, L2- 105, L2-106 L2- 107, L2-108 CERTIFICATES

Level Two BIM

The following four modules develop the student’s appreciation of the scope and fundamentals required to design and coordinate resources in architectural, structural and engineering practice context. Learners will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of Autodesk AutoCAD, Revit Architectural, Structural and MEP and Civils 3D and have the opportunity to understand Autodesk technologies within the Building information modelling environment to develop basic project appropriate tasks that include basic design implementation methodologies and information coordination. These modules examine the basic design essentials and critical path of information as the central function based on the design and software used on a project, concentrating in the first instance on the learners skill utilising design computer application to validate model authoring and model management.

L3- 109, L3-110 Certificates

Level Three BIM
Module 109 focuses on the principles and practice of the Building Information Modelling protocols and BIM management tasks applicable to the design and construction process. This module aims at developing learner’s knowledge and skills as a BIM Co Ordinator in interpreting and co-ordinating various digital standards, including, BIM execution plan development and digital scope of works for various project delivery types. It is also aimed at developing learners understanding of theory and practice when Interacting with “Graphical Data and non-graphical data. The learners are introduced to building information modelling (BIM) level of development requirements. This includes elements of Common Data Environment responsibilities, BIM contract conditions and various other roles and responsibilities within the context of BIM administration on the project.

Modules 110 is one of the most important modules within this course and presents a contemporary perspective of the theoretical scope and practical skills required to co-ordinate and manage people on a project that is considering adopting digital engineering requirements on projects. It examines various management rules and BIM engagement techniques associated with people, processes and technology activities, developing the learner’s ability to critically evaluate their appropriateness for use in a variety of situations when dealing with cultural aspects. It reviews classical, behavioural and contemporary management theories, and their deployment in response to competitive and traditional triggers encountered in operational environments. The module is underpinned by a systemic perspective of the firm’s functions, and extends this through permeable organisational boundaries to consider competitive collaboration within traditional project organisations; modes of innovation; and the influence of collaborative information/communication technology, and building information modelling.

L3-111 & L3-112 : Certificates

Level Four BIM

Modules 111 and 112 examine the estimators and contractors’ guidelines in its various stages from both client and architect perspectives. While considering the estimating tools, construction techniques and cost management software varies in each country. This module focuses on the BIM process required by QS/ cost manager and identifies the basic fundamentals required for 5D costing.

It is important to understand the QS /cost manager guidelines for preliminary estimating, cost planning and detailed estimating on a project. There is a focus towards how the estimator should apply elemental Estimating Standards and classification schema on a BIM model while examining the process of building measurement and quantity take-off through the development and demonstration of ‘essential software skills’.

Module 112 explores the contractor’s roles and BIM guidelines when working with models in multiple perspectives including the context of construction planning and simulation, procurement, and estimating. The contractor’s module aims at developing learner’s knowledge and skills in interpreting and applying the building assembly model requirements and providing a collaborative guideline when working with other consultants on a project.

Assessment: Continuous and Module Based

Competition for talent is fierce in today’s marketplace. Employers want to attract and retain well-qualified, ambitious BIM professionals who not only work hard, but also help them win new projects and gain industry recognition.

Stand out with a BIM Professional Certification

  • Earn an industry-recognized BIM credential that helps prove your skill level and can get you hired.
  • Accelerate your professional development and help enhance your credibility and career success.
  • Validate your skills and join an elite team of BIM professionals.
  • Display your BIM certified certificate, use the BIM Academy logo to highlight your achievement and get noticed by listing your name in the BIM Institute registered professionals database.

Online accreditation Assessment Fee

Delegates attending the online course will receive an access voucher to register for the BIM Professionals assessment. Delegates wanting to achieve a certificate accreditation can purchase the online assessment ). The BIM4professionals course has been accredited by the award winning WhiteFrog UK training organization. The pass rate for the online assessment is 80%.

Course Benefits

  1. Indepth understanding of Building Information Modelling, its benefits, technology and standards required to implement BIM.
  2. Explore major BIM technology and tools across project phases, see how BIM processes improve projects and understand the positive  impact of BIM on estimating, scheduling and coordinating
  3. Learn to prepare for negotiations, assess alternatives, build a climate of collaboration, get beyond stubborn positioning and develop agreements that work for both sides.  
  4. Understand BIM and terminology and the integration on BIM brief implementation.
  5. Foundation to establish and execute BIM process, facilitate assessments for project team and company-wide.
  6. How to manage the BIM procurement process by planning, conducting, monitoring and making adjustments to plans as required.  

Course feedback:

“As an architect, attending the course has made me realise that what we see when looking at beautiful images produced by architectural software is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is the data that makes the image … Through BIM processes we can see that the image and the data are one – the image represents the data in a visual manner that we recognise and understand as a building.”Gerd Bolt architect – PRESIDENT: Pretoria Institute for Architecture

“ I found the course very informative in the sense that I gained a complete understanding of what BIM is about, where South Africa stands with BIM in comparison with the rest of the globe, how to deliver a  project from conception up to closeout complying with BIM protocol, a technical understanding  for data exchange and up skilling ourselves as Quantity Surveyors” Werner Olivier, SVR Quantity Surveyors

“The course was well structured and very informative. The content covered  a wide range of topics with regards to BIM and the implementation of it. Vaughan’s passion to inform the industry and to better workflows within companies is contagious. It was enlighten to meet professionals from different sectors, that share the same view on development and utilising technology and software to improve project management and communication. What a privilege to be part of this exciting journey with the BIM Institute.” Elna van der Merwe-  BIM Coordinator DRA Global

“It was a privilege to represent Accenture at the recent BIM4 Professionals course in Johannesburg. There was good representation across the built environment ecosystem of role players in the session which made discussions and debates very interesting and very pertinent to the issues being faced today in the infrastructure delivery space. What is clear is that all representatives agree that BIM holds great value for the industry and for clients who are innovative and forward thinking enough to “insist” that the BIM methodology is followed.” Vernon Harley – Accenture – Public Capital Infrastructure Planning & Delivery

“We are really pleased to see such a proactive response from the industry professionals in support of the BIM agenda. BIM4Professionals is a great pre-requisite to our newly released BSI  Kitemark BIM accredited course. We too have published our ISO certified BIM training to encourage a slow adopting market and we anticipate a number of professionals to start upskilling themselves in this space.” Nick Erasmus, BIMGAMES

“This BIM4Professional  course is one of the first courses to target the decision maker in the industry, the BIM manager.  A manager that can collaborate with the other disciplines to eliminate inconsistencies in objectives, to allocate budgets and resources, to formulate the processes that should be followed to complete the project.

The BIM Academy should go further and let it form a guideline or backbone of a course at tertiary level which is sorely lacking at the moment.” Herman Craffert Senior Surveyor – Concor

The BIM 4 professionals course was both enlightening and informative, the interaction and collaboration with the other delegates from the built environment was invaluable.”John Cornish – Capex Projects