The BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC) is the driving force behind BIMinNZ. They are a nationwide alliance of industry and government, established in Feb 2014 to coordinate efforts to increase the use of BIM in New Zealand. An important enabler of BIM adoption is to ensure that construction professionals of today remain current with the changing ways of delivering great value to clients, whilst at the same time increasing the range of digital tools available. This range of video training resources which the BAC has made freely available helps industry to grow capability & capacity related to BIM.
As part of the BIMinNZ initiative for industry training the successful BIM101: An insight Seminar series have been created and presented by Industry volunteers. There are Seven Modules, and these videos follow on from the successful BIM101 training booklet which can be downloaded on the BIM Industry Training page.
Latvian Standard (LVS) is the national standards body for Latvia. It organises seminars and training courses on standards and standardisation in Latvia and Europe to help entrepreneurs, experts of technical committees, students and other target groups to get involved.
LVS created an e-learning platform for unlimited free access to courses and training materials related to standards and standardisation (registration via email is required).
The courses are designed to provide basic knowledge in BIM to a wider range of specialists. The e-learning platform includes subjects such as standards and standardisation, BIM management, BIM coordination, BIM modelling, risk management and information security management systems.
The Construction Digitalization Center (Būvniecības digitalizācijas centrs, BDC) is a structural unit of Riga Technical University (RTU). BDC has been established to promote the acquisition of digital processes in the construction industry.
The BIM training programme was organised by RTU’s Construction Digitalization Center in cooperation with the CMB Engineering Competence Centre and procured by the Latvian National Standards’ body.
The programme provides live in-person and online training for the practical implementation of BIM in Latvian construction companies and the application of BIM on projects. It covers a wide range of subjects from general BIM awareness through to practical classes in working with specialised BIM software and BIM modelling. Participant feedback on the training has been shared with the Ministry of Economy to inform further development of the Latvia’s BIM Roadmap.
The BIM Standard for Public Projects video tutorials were developed to facilitate the comprehension of this document and its concepts. They explain topics such as: What is a BIM Execution Plan, how to use the BIM Entity Information Matrix (Matriz de Información de Entidades), how are the Types and Levels of Information defined (Tipos de información or TDI, Niveles de información or NDI), among others. Furthermore, these videos explain some of the activities required to achieve an interoperable BIM workflow using IFC, including the use of free software to check the quality of BIM models.
During April and May 2020, Planbim produced six webinars about different Digital Transformation and BIM topics. Some of the topics included were: Digital leadership, BIM’s ISO Standards, and how to use the BIM Standard for Public Projects, among others. The sessions are available on Planbim’s YouTube Channel, attracting more than 12.700 views.
e+bim is a project that seeks to train students of Technical Professional high schools (Educación Media Técnico Professional or EMTP) in BIM, and allows them to have their first work experience through an internship period in AECO companies that work with BIM methodology. The initiative is led by the Ministry of Education and Planbim, and supported by private organizations, educational foundations and several AECO companies.
Introduction to BIM Methodology is an open, free of charge and asynchronous e-learning course that allows participants to acquire BIM methodology-based knowledge, and to develop the skills required to understand and apply the BIM Standard for Public Projects. This initiative was developed by Planbim, and funded by Corfo (Chilean Economic Development Agency) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
Hosted on the CDBB’s website, this massive open online training course (MOOC), launched in 2019, is presented in timed modules including reference materials and explanatory videos. It offers a guided pathway to a standards-based, public sector-led Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation and is aimed at policymakers and public clients involved with procuring, owning or operating built assets.
The modules provide an understanding of BIM and the strategic building blocks of its implementation, alongside other topics such as the importance of public leadership in the construction sector’s digital transformation and how digital transformation can create private and public sector benefits.
The MOOC is delivered in two ways:
- A self-study option for public sector stakeholders who cannot engage with CDBB’s international team.
- More interactive reference material that supports and supplements direct engagement with the CDBB’s International team and partner consultants.
Additional modules will be published over time.