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Centre for Digital Built Britain

 

Information management using building information modelling (BIM) is important in both the delivery and operation of our buildings and infrastructure. There is a need for this to be supported by effective training which is accessible to individuals and companies seeking to improve their information management capabilities.   

From short courses for industry to masters-level degree courses the Construction Innovation Hub’s new simple-to-use directory provides a snapshot of the UK BIM training landscape and identifies providers who have chosen to align to the BS EN ISO 19650 series (alignment is determined by the provider) 

UK BIM Framework partners BSI, CDBB and the UK BIM Alliance are developing resources in the form of Standards, Guidance, and other resources to support individuals and organisations in the UK to understand the fundamental principles of information management using BIM. 

In July 2020, the UK BIM Framework published a Learning Outcomes Framework (LOF) to support training providers in course design, and to help those seeking training to understand the outcomes which will support the UK BIM Framework and the ISO 19650 series of standards. 

In early March the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) published the first sector-wide skills plan for construction, which highlights the importance of enhancing technical, digital and modern methods of construction skills across the sector as well as traditional competencies.  

David Philp, Digital Impact Director for the Construction Innovation Hub said, “Training providers have faced enormous challenges over the past year, from changes in patterns of demand to moving their course delivery online. BS EN ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2 were published in January 2019 and whilst there should be a smooth transition for those familiar with the previous PAS and British Standards, the changes are not trivial, and we would like to see increased alignment to the ISO 19650 series (as part of the UK BIM Framework) as the sector recovers.” 

Please do share your feedback on or updates to this directory to engagement@cdbb.cam.ac.uk