Course Description

This new online course, BIM Essentials, aims to equip participants with BIM best practise, which when adopted leads towards efficient delivery, driving excellence, preventing accidents  and saving time and money – both now and in future years.

The course offers participants a solid grounding in BIM:

  • an insight into processes;
  • a good understanding and knowledge of  the key principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM) Level 2, which can be applied locally while still being consistent with the industry internationally;
  • an awareness of the emerging buildingSMART International information standard;
  • relevant knowledge and capabilities to achieve internationally recognised good practice;
  • awareness of other international developments such as open BIM initiatives formed to facilitate interoperability;
  • an understanding of  BIM from a whole life cycle perspective;
  • a knowledge of where to access standards and resources to take learning back into the workplace.

Professional certification/accreditation

  • The final online exam is a first step towards BIM Membership and certification
  • The course puts students on track for BIM Level 2 (This pathway is accessible through the pdf under ‘Resources’, below)
  • It can also be used towards BRE Academy Membership
  • Successful completion of the course offers 14 hours CPD  certification.

 

Background

This course is developed and provided by BRE Academy, the learning arm of BRE (the Buildings Research Establishment). accredited by the UK Accreditation Service, UKAS. BRE is a world-leading multi-disciplinary building science centre with a mission to improve the built environment through research and knowledge generation.

BIM at BRE Academy

This course is one of a number of online courses and learning materials developed by BRE Academy supporting the adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) from an international perspective. The educational offering is developed around existing and ‘in development’ international standards including ISO.

Resources

Are you BIM Level 2 ready? – PDF

Requirements

There are no pre-requisites for attending this course.

It is suitable for just about any professional involved in the planning and delivery of construction projects from plan, whether at the design or build phase, from architects to construction engineers and more.In the UK, anyone involved with a government project is contractually obliged to use BIM.

However, an understanding of procurement, and construction is recommended before taking the course.

Reviews

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Stuart
December 2nd, 2016
Not bad course. Really helped me understand the areas from start to finish. Which is something you do not get from reading the BS documents.
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Ionut
November 15th, 2016
I really enjoyed BIM Essentials Course. The platform has been designed very well, and also the study material is very attractive. High standards with a decent price! Well done BRE and thank you!