CSIC helps Scots firms realise BIM opportunities

CONSTRUCTION Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) has launched a free e-learning platform to help firms improve their BIM knowledge.

Launched as part of CSIC’s BIM in Practice programme, the platform will host six e-learning modules and provide access to “multiple” resources. The first module – BIM Awareness – is available now.

The programme has been designed to raise awareness of the opportunities Scottish construction companies can realise through BIM Level 2.

Lisa Deane, skills and training manager at CSIC said, “With support from Scottish Enterprise and in conjunction with a range of industry partners we are delighted to be launching our new e-learning platform, to help individuals and organisations on their journey towards implementing BIM Level 2. The first module is now available and we plan to develop a further five free-to-access e-learning modules over the coming months.“BIM level 2 can deliver cost savings and added value to construction projects in the context of a more collaborative and innovative environment. By sharing design information through a common file format, it enables organisations to work collaboratively on small and large scale construction projects, thereby reducing risks.”

Colin Hastie, CSIC’s BIM technical consultant added, “Here at CSIC, we want to see our sector transform into one that makes better use of digitisation and automation to drive greater profitability, productivity, efficiency and sustainability. We see BIM as a key part of that transformation. It will support the creation of buildings that are fit for the 21st century –  greener, more efficient, and with more intelligent infrastructure. I’d encourage any forward-thinking construction business to get in touch and take advantage of this free package of support from CSIC.”

Details of the e-learning platform and BIM in Practice programme can be found at: www.cs-ic.org/BIM