Digital Construction

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The Digital Construction programme has been designed to support you and your project supply chain on a live project to develop and embed knowledge and capability around BIM and collaborative working. The programme comprises 33 days’ training and consultancy support. It is based on a series of structured training modules to support you and your project teams with understanding, implementing and delivering BIM and collaborative working in a live project environment.  The programme modules have been designed to support all the areas of the project team to ensure full understanding and buy-in. 

Digital Construction programme modules

Online BIM and collaborative working diagnostic to benchmark your organisation’s maturity around collaborative working and BIM.

This module will provide training in collaborative working for BIM for all the senior leaders in the key project organisations. Working in a collaborative learning environment we will ensure the support is practical and directly applicable to your live project environment.

The programme will provide participants with the skills to promote and embed collaborative working in support of BIM at an organisation and a project level. It will also include an overview of BS 11000, The Specification for Collaborative Business Relationships.By supporting these individuals on a live project, participants will embed approaches to BIM and collaborative working in their organisations and carry forward the learning to benefit the current project as well as future projects.

The project will deliver two one-day BIM Awareness courses to the project teams, including key individuals from the main contractor and the major sub-contractors. This would include, for example, Project Managers, Surveyors and Design Co-ordinators.

This training provides the basic skills project teams require to progress to the more detailed training programmes developed for this project. The training will be delivered in the specific context of your project and will provide the delegates with an understanding of the longer-term benefits of BIM and collaborative working and how they can carry this knowledge forward to future projects.

We will work with the key employers (main contractors and key sub-contractors) on your project to identify the appropriate individuals to become BIM Practitioners.

The objective is to train the appropriate individuals from the main contractors and their key sub-contractors to lead the implementation of BIM and collaborative working on the projects and on future projects. We will engage the delegates in a collaborative learning environment enabling them to learn together on the live projects.

Working with the project teams for the duration of the project, we will deliver a five day support programme across your project. The programme will provide training in collaborative working for BIM aimed at professionals within the main contractors and their supply chains responsible for project delivery. The programmes are aimed at senior project delivery staff rather than the strategic organisational leaders.

The programmes will include training for key personnel to establish the requirements for – and the implementation of – the Common Data Environment for BIM. This will include developing and implementing project processes for information management, information exchange and delivery using the Common Data Environment. The outcome is to ensure project teams have the appropriate technical infrastructure to promote the collaborative production and sharing of information and that they have the skills and knowledge of how to use it effectively.

We will work with key personnel in the project teams in collaborative working and information management. This includes staff such as Project Managers, Project Co-ordinators and Surveyors.

This programme builds on the Collaborative working and project teams support above by working with the key personnel on projects who are involved in the day-to-day management, exchange and sharing of information on projects. The focus will be on applying the information management and delivery processes developed in the previous programme and upskilling these key staff so that they are able to use these processes and the Common Data Environment effectively.

The outcome is to ensure project teams have the appropriate knowledge and skills to use the technical infrastructure to support the collaborative production and sharing of information and that they have the skills and knowledge of how to use it effectively. By delivering the support on live projects we will enable delegates to apply these skills on other projects.

This module is focused on training professionals within the key contracting supply chain companies responsible for the delivery of specified BIM deliverables.

The programme will focus on engaging project supply chains in the day-to-day application of BIM software to support collaborative working to support information management and delivery for BIM. There will be a specific focus on training key professionals, including design managers, project planners, commercial managers, estimators and surveyors to deliver specific BIM deliverables through the collaborative production of information throughout the supply chain. By providing the support on live projects, beneficiaries will gain technical skills as well as practical experience which will maximise the potential to replicate these on future projects.

The programmes will cover:

  1. The principles and practice of the collaborative production and management of information to deliver specified BIM deliverables
  2. The collaborative production of information for 4D (time) BIM applications to support effective project planning and programme delivery
  3. The collaborative production of information for 5D (cost and quantity) BIM applications to support effective cost management
  4. The collaborative production of information for 6D BIM applications to support facilities and asset management alongside the management of whole life costs

Delivering these training programmes on live projects will ensure that project teams develop skills which can be replicated and applied on other projects.

This module will provide training for site-based personnel on the application of BIM and Lean to support the effective use of collaboratively produced construction information. The  programme will support site-based teams to apply the principles of lean construction and collaborative working on a live project to deliver the benefits of BIM. Applying lean on the live project by providing training to site staff throughout the duration of the project will ensure delegates understand the application as well as the principles of lean and collaborative working. This means the programme will provide them with skills which can be applied on other projects.

The programmes will engage the main contractors and all the key sub-contractors throughout the projects’ delivery and provide training for 300 beneficiaries.

The programmes will be structured as follows:

  1. Collaborative working for site managers and supervisors, focused on understanding how they can use collaboratively produced information effectively on site and how they can apply site-specific collaborative working approaches. This will include the co-ordination and distribution of information with supply chain partners on site; and
  2. Collaborative planning for site teams, focused on the implementation of site-specific collaborative working approaches to support the effective use of information during the construction process.

Online BIM and collaborative working  measurement diagnostic to measure your organisation’s improvement  around collaborative working and BIM following completion of the programme.