Learn about the important role of BIM skills in the future of the Built Environment industry through this first regional BIM competition that took place in Ireland as part of World Skills.
Lecturers and students from WIT’s department of Architecture took part in the competition, with Peter Jenkins, a fourth-year student on the BSc (Hons) in Architectural & BIM Technology taking home first prize in the BIM category. Read this story here. Luke O'Keeffe from Applied Building Technology year 3, will represent Ireland in the World Skills competition in Kazan.
Video: What is Building Information Modelling
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative, and relatively new, approach to building design, construction, and management.
BIM has changed the way industry professionals worldwide think about how technology can be applied to building design, construction, and management. A key output of the BIM process is a digital description of every aspect of the built and while software underpins the BIM process it’s much wider than that. It is a process for creating and managing information on a construction project across the project lifecycle. This model draws on information assembled collaboratively and updated at key stages of a project. Creating a digital Building Information Model results in a greater whole life value for the asset.