CITB and BRE Academy launch BIM course for site managers

An online Building Information Modelling (BIM) training course specifically aimed at site managers has been launched by BRE Academy and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

It is hoped the course, which discusses the key principles and aims to equip site managers with a solid grounding in BIM, will help site managers understand their responsibilities and the actions they need to take.

BIM is rapidly changing the way that people work and collaborate on construction projects. It can deliver faster, more efficient construction, fewer mistakes and lower costs over the lifetime of a building.

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.”

Delivered online, site managers will be able to undertake the BIM for Site Managers course at their own convenience. It is built on a platform that allows the them to start and stop the course, redo parts if wished, and to refer to it as a point of reference.

Pauline Traetto, director of BRE Academy, added: “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.”

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