Classroom - Evening
Civil Engineering & Construction
Anne BonerEmail Phone
Head of Department
About this Course
The introduction of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and the application of new computerised software for energy efficiency and other aspects of engineering design have led to an increasingly digital construction environment where there are opportunities for those who upskill accordingly. Implementation of BIM in the construction industry has become of paramount importance as BIM applications become mainstream worldwide. The BIM Roadmap was rolled out in Ireland in 2017, encouraging industry to invest in and embrace the use of BIM. The BIM Authorising tool Revit (Architecture, Structural and MEP) is becoming the standard software used worldwide.
This programme will serve to upskill construction industry professionals in the fundamentals of BIM processes and the use of Revit. On successful completion of this programme learners will have the ability to:
- Prepare, render and present a 3D model of a building.
- Produce, present and annotate 2D drawings from a 3D Revit model
- Produce a portfolio of drawings using Revit.
- Create presentation graphics and renderings
- Understand the BIM workflow methodology and project collaboration.
- Produce a schedule.
- Modify system and project settings.
- Create project datums, use massing tools and add building elements.
- Export the 3D building model to third party software.
- Document and present a project model created.
Assessment will be by continuous assessment and project work that will take place in an architectural studio environment. LYIT has been successfully offering this evening course for over five years; participants have been working or aiming to work in a variety of construction and engineering disciplines from Architecture and Construction to Building Services and Civil Engineering. Classes will take place one evening a week 5.30 – 9.30pm with one hour of online support, over two thirteen week semesters.
Student Testimonial 1: I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend it for anyone wishing to learn or expand their Revit / BIM skills. The delivery of the course was well structured and presented in such a fashion that everyone gains, from the novice to the expert user of Revit. One aspect I appreciated was the one to one tutoring. Nothing was too much trouble for the lecturer and he was always more than willing to give assistance. This course ultimately led me to where I am today. I’ve gained lifelong knowledge and skills which I use daily in my professional career. Liam Browne, WYG, Belfast, Certificate in BIM (Revit) 2015
Student Testimonial 2. A qualified Architect, I studied for the Certificate in BIM (Revit) at Letterkenny IT on a part-time basis and, as an industry practitioner, it is evident that the course is providing its students with the latest technologies to ensure that they qualify with the exact skillset required by the construction industry. This course enables the student to present 2D and 3D drawings proficiently and introduces the student to 3D building modelling, visualisation and BIM functionality such as scheduling and documenting a project. The course is well run and I would recommend it as it prepares one for the construction industry’s latest demands. Ailbhe Carpenter, MRIAI, Coady Architects, Dublin, Certificate in BIM (Revit) (2015)
A knowledge of construction technology, basic building services and a working knowledge of basic 2D CAD is desirable. Familiarity with 2D or 3D drawing packages such as AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Trimble SketchUp, SolidWorks or Hevacomp would be an advantage to learner.
The proliferation of BIM in the worldwide context means that Irish companies are struggling to invest in the associated software and training. There is a demand for a construction and engineering professionals with the acquired transferable as well as technical skills to take up the role of BIM operative/ manager in the changed environment.
The course focusses on practical skills in the use of current industry standard software applications. When mature students who have been out of education for some time return to education, their greatest deficit in knowledge is often in the areas of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The course aims to provide learners with the digital skills required in a BIM managed environment. It is envisaged that the potential students on this progamme will come from a diverse range of backgrounds in terms of education and experience, leading to a dynamic mix in the classroom.
Those who have left 3rd level education in more than a few years ago have missed out on the BIM phenomenon that is really only starting to become mainstream in the construction industry and education. As the construction industry in Ireland has been depressed, recent graduates may not have had the opportunity to practice their computer skills and are keen to prevent their acquired knowledge from becoming obsolete and ensure that they continue to be ready for the jobs market.
Graduates are poised to take on BIM Manager roles and will lead the roll out of BIM nationally.
The programme lecturer (a qualified architect and engineer) has worked as a BIM Manager in Australia as well as in Northern Ireland, while also lecturing in Architecture/ Architectural Technology. He brings extensive international experience of teaching and working in a BIM environment to the role.
4 hours /week
One evening per week 6.30pm - 9.30pm plus one hour online support over two 13 week teaching periods: September – December and January - April
Blended Evening Delivery