New digital construction platform launches
Belfast Met lecturer Andrew Hamilton Belfast Met lecturer Andrew Hamilton

New digital construction platform launches

BIMcert’s innovative training platform for the construction industry is now open. The new platform is live with temporary free training for all.

BIMcert aims to develop a series of training interventions using digital technology and improved blended techniques to support, enhance and maximise the impact of energy efficient skills at all operational levels within the construction industry. Central to this is the creation of an accredited curriculum and framework of qualifications.

The e-learning platform will include BIMcert’s ‘bite-sized’ learning modules. The modules include digital skills, BIM for contractors, advanced BIM and energy efficiency, and BIM facilities management. Students are able to work towards an OCN NI Level 3 Award in Digital Construction with Building Information Modelling. Visit to find out more.

The BIMcert platform was designed based on the feedback from the construction industry. It will encourage participants to engage in self guided learning, and the platform includes gamification features to engage trainees.

Belfast Met lecturer in architectural technology and construction, Andrew Hamilton, said: “The new platform is strategic for the future of construction. BIMcert proceeded with the creation of a UK (RQF) level 3 qualification (European Qualification level 4), and now BIMcert has developed a range of Digital Construction with Building Information Modelling qualifications.”

Students will develop an understanding in the practice of 3D modelling for building information modelling. This includes architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical building elements.

Belfast Met in partnership with six other European partners have developed the platform, which is designed to empower the construction industry to achieve a greener built environment.

Last modified on Wednesday, 12 February 2020 10:56