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200 hrs CPD

Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) - Project Management - March 2015

Distance learning

Despite the wider industry wanting to use BIM, not all members of the ‘project-delivery’ network are embracing it and one of the key reasons is a shortage of specialist BIM professionals.

The Certificate in Building Information Modelling Project Management will cover the entire BIM project lifecycle and provide you with detailed knowledge and the skills required in order to manage each step of the project. 

BIM is a methodology, a process. A project manager has a critical role when advising clients, internal and external stakeholders about the benefits of BIM – how, when and where BIM can contribute to the project outcomes and then have the skills and knowledge to manage the project. The BIM manager is required to understand the BIM process, create the project environment in which BIM can work effectively: they set the outcomes and process and requirements across the teams. This course will give you the skills and knowledge to effectively manage a BIM project at each stage. 

The feature of this course is a simulated BIM project which will run throughout the course to embed practical knowledge at each stage of the BIM project process.

Upon reaching the end of each unit, candidates should have a gained the required knowledge and understanding to be able to:

  • Identify the case for BIM in any project, taking into account costs and benefits, examining the major cost drivers, functionality and characteristics of a good BIM model
  • How to create a BIM execution plan including the process, content, production and evaluation
  • Apply the processes and standards applicable to the management of information about an asset throughout its lifespan
  • Identify who and how to engage with the right stakeholders at each stage of the project lifecycle
  • The interaction of process, technology and people in a BIM environment
  • Apply the tools and techniques that support enhanced collaboration among the project stakeholders
  • Understand the technology and the common data environment that supports BIM
  • The application of technology in one or more of the following: geo-spatial, design, cost, time and facilities management environments
  • Recognise the level of detail that BIM models can contain and how this relates to the stages of design, construction and maintenance
  • Know how BIM requirements can be implemented within the project legal, procurement and tendering framework and to review global examples of this in practice
  • Recognise the legal implications of BIM in terms of intellectual property, insurances and potential liabilities
  • Evaluate contract requirements and commercial data of BIM models, and the inputs and outputs to be expected at each stage of the project lifecycle.

Who is the course for?

Professionals with at least 5 years’ experience of managing projects in the built environment including: Quantity Surveyors, Project Managers, Building Surveyors, Asset Managers, Facilities Manager, Architects and   Engineers, Cost Engineers, BIM Manager, BIM Coordinator and Construction Project Managers.

End of Course Assessment

You will be assessed through an online examination hosted by the RICS Online Academy. The online examination will take place at the end of the 6 month course and you will need to acquire the requisite minimum score to successfully complete the course. 

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate of course completion confirming they have successfully attended and passed the RICS Certificate in Building Information Modelling - Project Management.

Course Fact Sheet

Course start date: 4th March

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This intermediate level course is made up of the following 8 technical units covering the practices and principles of BIM in project management:

  • Module 1: Introduction to BIM
  • Module 2: Strategic-definition, preparation and brief
  • Module 3: Concept design
  • Module 4: Developed design
  • Module 5: Technical design
  • Module 6: Construction
  • Module 7: Handover and close out
  • Module 8: Operations and end of use

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