As the Irish construction industry emerges from recession it has become evident that the existing established practices of project design and delivery are evolving in line with international best practice. BIM, (Building Information Modelling) is a collaborative based approach to construction project delivery from inception through to completion and facility management. This practice has been on-going for several years at a European and global level. The skillset of the AEC (Architectural, Engineering & Construction) professional re-entering this sector must evolve to contribute to this redefined workplace.
At the School of Engineering in WIT we have been integrating a BIM methodology into all our programmes, specifically across the Departments of Architecture and Built Environment. We have altered approach from CAD based delivery to Intelligent Modelling of the construction process.
The course is specifically geared towards individuals who may have graduated several years previous and have been subsequently made unemployed/redundant and are now considering re-entering the workplace. Naturally that workplace has evolved. In order for the graduate to be industry- ready the programme promotes aspects that will enable this transition to be as seamless as possible.