ICE calls for firms to embrace BIM in order to meet Government deadline

ICE is tackling the need for sector modernisation.

Following the launch of the Government’s construction strategy three years ago, ICE consulted with the Government’s BIM Task Group to develop a unique training course, ICE BIM for Infrastructure, which aligns closely with the Group’s Learning Outcomes Framework. For its first scheduled occurrence in London the course sold out instantly, but further courses are due to be held throughout the rest of 2014 and into 2015.

Developed and reviewed by members of the ICE BIM Action Group and the BIM Task Group, this training course takes delegates through each aspect of BIM including; data, application, contractual and insurance.

Nick Baveystock, Director General and Secretary for ICE, comments: 'ICE BIM for Infrastructure is a unique two-day training course that embeds the UK Government’s Learning Outcomes Framework. The course has been developed specifically to aid understanding of the challenges and benefits of implementing BIM across the project portfolio.

'The launch of ICE’s BIM for Infrastructure course brings the industry a step closer to the sector modernisation programme, which was put in place by the Government. I believe it’s imperative companies continue to invest in BIM during the next 12 months and to assist with this, our course provides clarity on how to integrate and apply BIM to engineering, design, construction and asset management.'

David Philp, Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office, comments: 'We are really pleased to see such a proactive response to raising awareness and capability in support of the BIM agenda. We have published the Learning Outcomes Framework to encourage a consistent market and anticipate a number of providers filling this space.'

Positive feedback has been received from delegates who attended the first training course. Kieron Quayom, Assistant Project Manager for London Underground, comments: 'I have previously attended BIM-related training courses, but ICE’s BIM for Infrastructure course delved more closely into the issues that arise when implementing such a phenomenon, which was further communicated by strong examples of live projects.'

For full information on the programme and future course dates, click here
To find out more about the ICE and BIM, click here
For upcoming ICE conferences dedicated to BIM, visit ice-conferences.com

This article has also been published on the following websites:
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Construction Manager online
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