Benchmarking BIM Levels of Training and Education amongst Construction Management Practitioners

Gledson, Barry, Hilton, Daniel and Rogage, Kay (2016) Benchmarking BIM Levels of Training and Education amongst Construction Management Practitioners. In: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, 5th - 7th September 2016, Manchester, UK.

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Abstract

UK Government created a strategic deadline of 2016 for the adoption and use of Level 2 BIM on all centrally procured projects. A shift from Computer Aided Design (CAD) to Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been driven by the need to improve the way that the industry delivers projects. It is believed that BIM better facilitates opportunities for collaboration and project enhancement than traditional project information management processes. It is also thought that by improving the quality of information, and adopting a more collaborative approach through a model- based design industry such advancements can be made. The originality of this research is in developing an understanding of the current-status of BIM training and education amongst construction management practitioners. The present research uses a quantitative survey approach to investigate the current-status of BIM awareness, understanding, use, and perceptions towards readiness for the 2016 mandate. Results highlight that approximately half of the sample have received some kind of education or training although there were higher levels of BIM awareness, use and understanding. Investigations also reveal that the majority of training and education received by practitioners is self-sourced, but amongst those respondents who have not received any education or training there are expectations that employers should provide these.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Building Information Modelling; Education; Skills; Survey; Training
Subjects: H200 Civil Engineering
K200 Building
K900 Others in Architecture, Building and Planning
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer Science and Digital Technologies
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Barry Gledson
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 11:22
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2016 09:04
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27697

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