Preparing to work in level 2 BIM: an innovative approach to a training and educational need

Gledson, Barry, Greenwood, David, Routledge, Peter, Watson, Richard and Woddy, Paul (2016) Preparing to work in level 2 BIM: an innovative approach to a training and educational need. In: 1st International UK BIM Academic Forum Conference, September 13th-15th, 2016, Glasgow Caledonian University.

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The well-known (probably the best known) objective of the UK Government’s 2011 Construction Strategy was for ‘fully collaborative 3D BIM (with all project and asset information, documentation and data being electronic) as a minimum by 2016’. This deadline has passed, and a number of reports have followed, commenting on how far the construction industry has progressed in its response. It is clear that some organisations consider themselves to be well-advanced in terms of their digital capabilities, whilst others lag behind. What should be remembered though, is that meeting this objective is not only about the software capabilities of individuals and their firms, but about BIM collaboration within projects. The paper outlines an innovative training offering that prepares project teams for working in such an environment. Virtual Project is a structured 3-day course that offers, to senior and middle management, the experience of multi-disciplinary collaboration, exploring as the ‘8 pillars’ of guidance for working at Level 2 BIM and experiencing some of the available technology for the design, construction and operation of built assets. Case studies are presented that illustrate the development of Virtual Project and responses from the participants, and the outcomes are mapped against the UK Government’s Learning Outcomes Framework, as well as the published work of the BIM Academic Forum. There are reflections on the challenges encountered, such as running the course overseas, and opportunities, such as its delivery in an e-learning environment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common Data Environment, Level 2 BIM training, Simulation, Virtual Project
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H200 Civil Engineering
K100 Architecture
K200 Building
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Barry Gledson
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2016 10:54
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 07:15

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