Building Information Modelling at the School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT
What is BIM?
‘’Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative and collaborative way of working that is underpinned by digital technologies which support more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining the built environment. In essence BIM embeds key product and asset data within multi-dimensional computer models that can be used for effective management of information throughout the project lifecycle – from earliest inception through occupation. It has been described as a game-changing technological and cultural process for the construction sector.’’ ‘Growth through BIM’ April 2012 report of the UK Construction Industry Council (CIC)
BIM will be central to the resurgence of the building industry in Ireland. For the coming years it is predicted that building activity in the domestic economy will be centred on the vast challenge of retrofitting the existing private, public and domestic building stock to meet mandatory EU energy performance requirements, while opportunities are also emerging for Irish building design and construction businesses to provide design and construction services in an international setting. All of this activity will require significant up-skilling amongst architects, engineers, surveyors, technologists and construction managers in the use of BIM.
The School of Surveying & Construction Management in conjunction with the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the DIT College of Engineering + Built Environment have developed a suite of BIM programmes and modules to meet this need.