Department of Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
Mary StritchEmail Phone
+353 66 7191701
Lifelong Learning Department
IT Tralee North Campus
Adult Education Co-ordinator
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is fast becoming the global industry standard for designing, procuring, constructing and managing buildings and infrastructure projects. The digitisation of building components and performance data coupled with the use of collaborative tools and internationally agreed standards have been associated with reduced costs and improved outcomes on projects worldwide.
This 10 credit special purpose award is designed to act as a foundation for BIM adoption by those employed in the built environment related professions. Participants will be given the skills needed to create and engage with building information models and digital building data. The collaborative nature of the course will support the engagement of those operating in the fields of building design (architecture, civil and structural engineering, mechanical and electrical services, quantity surveying), building construction, related product manufacturing and facilities management.
The course will focus on the use of Autodesk Revit to generate model data and will take advantage of associated software packages and platforms to coordinate multiple disciplines in a common data environment (CDE). Practical activities are supplemented by live and recorded lectures, allowing participants to grow their understanding of BIM practice.
The content of the course is offered entirely online, further supporting the participant's development in the use of collaborative tools. On completion, the successful candidate will be capable of generating BIM content and of participating in critical BIM processes using internationally agreed structures and procedures.
Applicants must hold a NFQ level 6 qualification in construction studies or related discipline OR a minimum of 2 years’ experience in construction project-related work such as drawing production, measurement or similar activity (CAD experience would be beneficial but is not a prerequisite for thiscourse). The Institute’s policy in relation to recognition of prior learning (RPL) also applies.
The module to be completed as part of this programme will include:
Building Information Modelling (BIM) with Revit.
What our student's say:
"I have worked for many years in the building and construction industry. Over the time there have been major advances in the use of computers, software and instrumentation. With the implementation of Building Information Modelling (BIM) I felt that this was an excellent course to bring me right up to date with current practices. Overall I found the course excellent. It greatly increased my professional knowledge. With the small class size access to the lecturers was fantastic. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the building industry who wants to learn the necessary skills needed to work with BIM”.
The January 2015 Forfás labour force survey identified the construction sector as one experiencing significant labour growth but hampered by a specific skills deficit in the areas of:
• Use of ICT within the sector, particularly Building Information Modelling (BIM);
• Knowledge of the latest revisions to the Building Regulations, particularly in light of the new regulatory environment arising from the introduction of the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014;
• Management skills in the area of quantity surveying.
This Special Purpose Award will provide training/up-skilling in sustainable construction through computer aided design in CAD 2D and 3D formats (including AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit software packages) with a particular emphasis on information modelling and collaboration. The programme is aimed at practitioners with some existing design or construction skills who have been unable to address the skills deficit arising from changes in both the ICT and regulatory environments (e.g. UK government requirement for minimum level 2 BIM compliance on all publicly funded projects by 2016, changes to Irish public procurement procedures and significant changes to the Building Control Regulations introduced in 2014).
Skills areas which will be developed as part of this programme will include:
• Knowledge of construction, energy and building services technology associated with recent developments in building performance standards, renewable energy and regulatory requirements;
• The use of modelling to test and compare building fabric and services scenarios for more efficient construction as well as performance in use;
• Use of CAD design and modelling software in line with significant recent advances in the area for both design and project management (including costing) as well as management in use.
Graduates of the proposed course would be targeting their experience to find work in roles such as the following:
• CAD/BIM Technician;
• Quantity Surveying Technician;
• Construction Supervisor;
• Buildings Officer/Manager;
• Property Surveying Technician.
This programme will be delivered online part-time from week commencing Monday 9th September to Friday 20th December.
Tuesday 7pm - 9pm
All students will be required to attend for registration/orientation. For courses starting in September this will take place on Friday, 6th September 2019.
For courses starting in September, classess will commence the week beginning Monday, 9th September 2019.
Please note all students may be required to attend in person on campus to sit end of semester examinations.
Lifelong Learning Department
IT Tralee North Campus
+353 66 7191701Email
Apply online at www.springboardcourses.ie
All applicants must submit copies of previous relevant qualifications obtained OTHERWISE applications will not be considered.
Closing date for application to this programme is Wednesday 28th August 2019. Places will be filled by appropriately qualified applicants on a first come, first served basis, therefore early application is advised.
Fees do not apply to applicants who meet the criteria under the Springboard+ initiative.