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New online training course, BIM for Site Mangers, launched by BRE Academy and CITB

BRE Academy and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have developed and launched a new online training course, BIM for Site Managers, which aims to equip site managers with the appropriate level of knowledge in Building Information Modelling (BIM).

BIM is constantly evolving and changing the future of construction, from the way that people work and collaborate on construction projects, to lowering costs and delivering projects more efficiently. Although adopting software is a central part of BIM, site managers will need to adopt and apply BIM procedures.

The online course discusses the key principles of BIM and will help site managers understand their responsibilities and the actions they need to take. It is also flexible, allowing participants to do it at their own pace, with the option to start and stop the course, redo parts if wished and refer to it as a point of reference.

Ben Lever, Future Skills Manager at CITB, said: “BIM is becoming ever more important in construction, which is why we are pleased to have worked with BRE to develop this course. Led by the forward-thinking team at BRE Academy, it provides the targeted and rigorous training that’s really needed.

“It’s right that this course is aimed at site managers because they have a key role to play in implementing BIM and ensuring successful adoption. We hope this course has a big impact and helps our industry raise its performance.”

The course covers:

  • Defining the process known as BIM Level 2, definitions and terminology
  • An understanding of how to improve workflows
  • How to limit liabilities
  • How to reduce risk on deliverables
  • How BIM can reduce waste, improve accuracy and increase profit margins

Pauline Traetto, Director of BRE Academy, said: “Our mission is to ensure that the whole supply chain is competent in BIM Level 2, and that both individuals and employers within the architecture, engineering and construction industries fit into the BIM Level 2 process. CITB has highlighted how key site managers are in delivering BIM projects, and we are delighted to have been their partner of choice for creating this course.”

Source: UK Construction Media

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