Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for employability, inclusion and learning 2014-2020.
The Special Purpose Certificate in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration introduces the learner to BIM and will provide professionals with an additional skill set centred on BIM.
Students are introduced to the software Revit, and will develop an understanding of BIM’s technical issues through individual effort. Students will produce complex 3D models in the built environment to include interior and building services. They will extract 2D documentation plans, sections, elevations from the model and render 3D views to a high degree of expertise. Learners are also introduced to Bitmap & Vector Graphics applications such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.
The graduates of this programme will be eligible to progress to careers in the construction industry and building design practices.
The programme is managed in the Design Faculty of Griffith College Dublin and is delivered by BIM experts from both the college and the industry. The course combines tutorial sessions in a PC lab/ classroom environment with face-to-face sessions and team coordination and guest lecturing leveraging cross-faculty links in Business (Project Management) and BIM experts from the industry.
The programme creates opportunities for learners to take individual professional design responsibility of their product and their process and develop an ability to lead teams within their disciplines. Through the course, students will:
The next intake for this course will commence in October 2020.
By taking the Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration course at Griffith College, I was able to begin immediately implementing BIM processes and technologies in my day-to-day work. On completion of this course, I was eligible to go on and do my MSc in Construction Informatics, which led to my promotion to become a BIM Engineer in a prominent engineering consultancy. I would highly recommend this course to anyone beginning their BIM journey.
Even I [an experienced industry professional] would be interested in developing my knowledge and practical applications for the Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Graphic Illustration program. Our industry is so diverse, I believe it is imperative to have many skills that you can apply and bring to a project – even if you are not an expert with many years of experience you should have enough knowledge to be able to make educated design decisions and be up to date with current regulations and skills.
There is a real need in the industry for training in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Revit. I would advise anyone to look at upskilling in this area if they can.