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BCSA leads the way with BIM training courses

BIM151008The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has started a series of Building Information Modelling (BIM) courses to provide Members with the key information needed to work with BIM.

The Government’s requirement for Level 2 BIM to be used on all major government projects by April 2016 is driving the construction industry to become BIM compliant.

By providing this one-day training course, the BCSA is leading the way by offering Members the opportunity to be prepared and ready to use BIM in the workplace.

BCSA Director of Engineering Dr David Moore said: “This training course is aimed at senior managers and managers who will be responsible for the implementation and maintenance of the BIM process within their companies or for those who want to understand the advantages of using BIM.”

On completion of the course delegates will understand what BIM means; the practical and legal impacts and benefits of BIM; where BIM fits into working practices, and how to implement BIM.

On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded a BIM Certificate, which can be used to support their company’s application for BCSA’s BIM Certification scheme.

The next two BIM courses will be held in Drogheda on 21 October and in London on 28 October. For more information contact:

In addition to the training courses, the BCSA is developing a Steel Construction Building Information Modelling Charter for Member companies.

By signing up to the BCSA Charter a company will endorse the objectives of the Steel Construction BIM Charter as follows:

  1. To maximise the beneficial use of technology in the design, manufacturing and delivery of steel in construction, in order to enhance the sustainability of steel as a form of construction in terms of economic viability, social progress and environmental responsibility.
  2. The company will build on its knowledge of BIM and willingly share it with others. It will be open and active in its communications and it will help steel and construction companies and other organisations in the supply chain to implement BIM policies.
  3. The company will foster an environment of collaboration on all projects and align its working practices around the core principle of sharing information openly with all other interested parties.
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