This is a short course introduction to Building Information Modelling/Management (BIM) for construction industry professionals who wish to gain further insight into this modern method of data control to reach BIM Level 2.
There are no prior qualification requirements for this course, although a general understanding of construction design and management processes would be advantageous, along with an awareness of BIM being used in the construction industry.
During the course, you will learn about the following topics:
There are no formal assessments although participants will be asked questions or asked to partake in group quizzes to check the knowledge they have gained during the sessions.
No additional equipment is required. You are recommended to obtain the relevant FREE standards documents from the following website to aid your learning:
A highly commended former Derby College apprentice is starting university and building towards a career as an architectural technologist. Twenty-year-old Hannah Mountford said the coursework at college suited her learning style and the Roundhouse environment boosted her confidence.
Hannah took a Level 3 BTEC and Level 3 NVQ in Construction and the Built Environment as part of her apprenticeship at an architectural consultancy, in her hometown of Leek, in Staffordshire. Not only did she pass with a double distinction*, she was also highly commended as a second year student in the college's Peak Awards.
Hannah's Peak Award citation praised her work as being at "a level far in advance of that expected for a second year apprentice – completing some outstanding designs and plans." Her distinction *s provided a strong basis to help land a place at the University of Derby, where she will study architectural technology part-time. A trainee architectural technician, Hannah now works at Hewitt & Carr Architects, in Cheadle, Staffordshire.
Doing my A-Levels, I got top marks for ICT but I wasn't that happy with my English Literature, because I made mistakes in the exam. I'm not so good at exams but my BTEC was all course work, so I was much happier with that. College helped me a lot. I enjoyed it and it helped my confidence.
As I achieved a double distinction* at college, I've been accepted into the University of Derby to study architectural technology, on day release, alongside my work. In the future, when I graduate, I'm aiming to be a qualified architectural technologist and progress to become TCIAT/MCIAT industry qualified.
I'd like to continue in the same practice, though. I'm happy where I am.