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1 APR 2022

The future of BIM

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the foundation for creating and managing information throughout the process of a building project. It is a model-based method that allows users to manage building data efficiently and effectively. Recently, the method has adapted to become BIM in 7 dimensions, providing users with the means to plan from modelling to management using different data sets.

By using BIM, the sector can work toward better outcomes for the built environment, create technology enabled processes and increase the understanding of a project.

BIM aids construction and design teams involved in any project to communicate between themselves, clients and the public where needed. Providing a centralised hub for all the building data, it helps all parties involved understand the design, build and operational factors of any AEC project.

BIM Provides

  • Reduced energy consumption and improved sustainability
  • Optimised asset and facility management over the entire life cycle
  • More accurate cost predictability and improved scheduling
  • Fewer project errors and clashes
  • Optimised design techniques

The future of BIM

Architecture, engineering and construction projects are becoming more complex year on year whilst technology is allowing us to work more efficiently and effectively. The RICS Insight paper 'The Future of BIM' suggests that BIM is an integral part of the sector's future.

The industry will continue to utilise BIM, allowing designers, engineers and contractors to collaborate and co-ordinate. This co-ordination provides enhanced insights to project management. It affords a more efficient workflow model, understanding of the life cycles of buildings and clear schedules for maintenance and modernisation of past projects.

Greater developments in BIM include cloud-based technologies driving design and construction teams working in new, innovative ways. This innovation enables businesses to deliver projects more efficiently and proves that BIM is still revolutionary within the sector.

Why train with RICS?

It is important to select the right training provider when undertaking development opportunities. RICS has a long-standing reputation for high-quality learning support packages and expert knowledge.

Vitalij Tertervov, a BIM trainer and agile information management professional says:

"The course is developed around the latest available ISO19650 series incorporating supporting standards. It promotes real life examples and encourages the students to experiment in project document authoring as well as setting the strategies for BIM implementation in their organisations."

RICS training ensures attendees can carry out their roles confidently, with secure, relevant and up-to-date knowledge. Our high standard and pride in our professionals are what sets RICS trainees apart.

Course coverage

Certificate in BIM – Project Management covers an array of topics. By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Interpret key changes in the transition to ISO 19650 and how these changes impact on existing activities and processes
  2. Understand how to engage with the right stakeholders at each stage of the project lifecycle
  3. Justify a collaborative approach through the simulated project and case studies
  4. Create an EIR and execution plan including the process, content, production and evaluation
  5. Apply the processes and standards applicable to the management of information about an asset throughout its lifespan
  6. Recognise the legal implications of BIM in terms of intellectual property, insurances and potential liabilities
  7. Evaluate contract requirements and commercial data of BIM models
  8. Comprehend how BIM can contribute to energy efficiency and carbon assessment, and manage the processes required to optimise these outcomes

This training is relevant for professionals with at least 5 years experience in managing projects within the built environment. Building and quantity surveyors, architects and engineers, and managers and coordinators within the construction and surveying sectors will find this training beneficial.
With the growth of technology across sectors, the RICS Certificate in BIM – Project Management offers opportunity for the application of technology in one or more of the following: geo-spatial, design, cost, time and facilities management environments. Attendees are taught how BIM requirements can be implemented within the project legal, procurement and tendering framework and able to review global examples of this in practice so that they are equipped for success.

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