ICE BIM for Infrastructure – embedding the Government’s Learning Outcomes Framework

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The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) views Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the purposeful management of information through the whole life cycle of an infrastructure asset.  Thus, BIM is a managed approach to the collection and exploitation of information across the life cycle of a built environment asset – which keeps the needs and overall purpose of the asset at the fore.  At its heart are computer-generated models connecting all graphical and tabular information about the design, construction and operation of the asset and associated documents.  BIM allows design options to be explored digitally.  Design changes are quicker and cheaper to enact when compared to traditional design tools.  It is the technological and process successor to CAD and 2/3D drawings and creates data files or ‘objects’ of physical components and spaces to produce a sophisticated 3D models, which contain both graphical representation of the asset, but more importantly details of all its associated information that can be reused.

It is important to note that BIM itself is not a single software application but is the use of software tools embedded in a process to manage data throughout the lifecycle of an asset from procurement through operational management and changes. For this reason there is often controversy over what the ‘M’ in BIM means – we recognise that it covers two interchangeable aspects Modelling and Management of the key component Information.

The term Building often gives rise to confusion limiting the application of BIM to Architecture and physical buildings however in the context of the industry Building should be taken as a verb to build rather than the noun a building.

Government has mandated that all government projects must be using BIM Level 2 by 2016. This means that everyone working on government projects from 2016 onwards must be able to demonstrate and adherence an understanding of BIM.

This 2 day course has been developed and reviewed by members of the ICE BIM Action Group who provide input at both Government and Industry level.  The course has been developed in consultation with the Government BIM Task Group and embeds the Government’s Learning Outcome Framework.

  • Day 1: Overarching principles,  including procurement and collaborative working
  • Day 2: Deeper dive into some of the practical issues,  including volume strategy, digital plan of works and COBie


  • Demystifying BIM: allows delegates to understand the challenges and benefits of implementing BIM
  • Takes the delegate through each aspect of BIM from data, application, contractual and insurance
  • First BIM for Infrastructure training course developed in consultation with Government BIM Task Group
  • Aligns to Government learning outcomes framework
  • Includes questionnaires following each session to test the learning – concept of questionnaire reflects the key learning outcomes.


DAY 1     Session 1  Introduction     Session 2  Questions     Session 3  Life Cycle     Session 4  Facilitated discussion and reflections     Session 5 Procurement     Session 6  Facilitated discussion     Session 7  Collaborative working     Session 8  Concept of data exchange     Session 9 Facilitated discussion and reflections     Session 10 Reflections and summing upDAY 2     Session 11 Introduction     Session 12 Questions     Session 13 The Digital Plan of Work and Life Cycle (incl GSL)     Session 14 Facilitated discussion and exercise     Session 15 Concept of Project Governance     Session 16 Facilitated discussion and exercise     Session 17 Concept of Process     Session 18 Concept of data exchange     Session 19 Facilitated discussion and exercise     Session 20 Reflections and summing up


At the end of this course delegates will be able to;

  • understand the power of BIM over the whole life cycle of assets, across the portfolio
  • realise the integration of the built environment (buildings AND infrastructure) overall
  • address how the BIM phenomenon fits into the delivery of engineering, design, construction and asset management in practice
  • discover the impacts and benefits to the engineering profession, and to the built environment
  • understand the practical steps to implementing BIM

            Intended for

  • Senior Management
  • Project Managers / Project Directors
  • Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Graduates/Apprentices

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £645 + VAT



BIM Training Scotland

BIM Training Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness.

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