The new partner of the B1M’s Higher Education teaching initiative has been announced.
The University of West Scotland are the first Scottish University Partner of the ‘B1M University’, an initiative the shares BIM knowledge to students through classes that are filmed and then shared over the B1M University Partner Network.
Classes are hosted alternately by all of the educational partners (who are so far UWS, Loughborough University and the University of Westminster) and events are sponsored by an outside company hosting each event.
B1M University was set up by The B1M aka ‘The BIM One Million’, a free video platform aimed at spreading the word about Building Information Modelling and expanding it’s audience.
The B1M’s Managing Director Fred Mills believes training future generations is vital so that they are ready to go when they have left university. He believes the medium of video is the best way to transmit his message to as many as possible.
“B1M University is a natural fit with our video resource. Linking industry expertise into University teaching has always been important to me; video enables us to do that on a widespread scale and with a medium that really engages the younger generation.”
Professor in Civil Engineering at UWS Milan Radosavljevic was excited to host a B1M event. Milan said:
“I am excited and look forward to hosting our first BIM event. The B1M’s open source video sharing platform is an excellent example of how industry BIM expertise can be effectively disseminated to students and a wider population.”
The news of more training for future architecture and construction experts comes after plans were proposed for Dudley College to build a twelve million pound construction training facility specialising in BIM.
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