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22 Nov, 2019 3 min read

FAC Conducts Trials and Testing for the Newly Launched BIMcert Training Platform


FAC launched the BIMcert Webinars for Trainees on the 5th of November,2019 at Technological University Dublin. We have utilised our experience as Trials and Testing Work Package leads on various H2020 European Commission projects.


BIMcert, a European Union H2020 Research and Innovation Project, aims to develop and implement a blended, fully supported suite of tools and Building Information Modelling training curriculum, allowing geographically dispersed construction project teams to use technology to enhance information exchange and collaboration. FAC partner with Belfast Met (Project Coordinator), TU Dublin and other leading European agencies on this €1.25M Horizon 2020 grant to develop a Building Information Modelling (BIM) training model and toolkit to facilitate and maintain a greener construction process.


Since Autumn 2018, FAC has conducted 3 phases of workshops with key stakeholders. Their valuable feedback has been integrated into changes to enhance the current content, delivery approach and usability. In this final phase of testing, FAC conducted 3 Webinars for Trainees presenting the BIMcert Training Platform, Learning Materials and Modules adaptable to each learners’ needs and career pathways. A separate Webinar was organised for Trainers to gain their unique insight into delivering this blended learning offering on the platform. The webinars were open for all within the construction industry irrespective of their role and knowledge level of digital construction and application of BIM.


Based on end-user’s desire to have more interactive one-to-one discussions, Virtual Face-to-Face Sessions were held to give learners the opportunity to discuss doubts and queries related to the platform, modules, and learning materials with Lecturers and Professors from Belfast Metropolitan College and Technological University Dublin.


Image – Modules on Energy Efficiency on BIMcert Platform


Furthermore, to ensure access to BIMcert across the supply chain, Practitioner Pop-Up events were conducted for skilled trades people in Dublin and Skopje with the view to carrying this out in Belfast, Lisbon and Zagreb. The aim is to familiarise skilled tradespeople with BIMcert, its scope, and showcase the training platform as a tool for upskilling.


Images – Practitioner Pop-Up Event held at Technological University Dublin, Ireland


With close collaboration with the consortium partners, their valuable contributions and the fantastic teamwork, FAC has successfully concluded the Trials and Testing Work Package, and are now progressively completing the final review and report.


Images – Practitioner Pop-Up Event held in Skopje, Macedonia


For further information on the BIMcert Project please contact Professor William Hynes (william.hynes@futureanalytics.ie) and Dr. Sheryl Lynch (sheryl.lynch@futureanalytics.ie) or visit our website – www.futureanalytics.ie.


Future Analytics Consulting Ltd is a leading town planning, socio-economic research and data analytics consultancy, specializing in delivering evidence-based solutions across multiple sectors. To find out how we can help you and your business, please contact us on 01-6394836 or at info@futureanalytics.ie


FAC is a leading Chartered Town Planning, Development and Socio-economic Analytics Consultancy based in Dublin with an extensive project portfolio throughout Ireland. FAC has extensive experience in town and village renewal, town and village health checks, and settlement profiling.