CIAT announce partnership with BRE, potential BIM training in China

Credit: CIAT
Credit: CIAT

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) have announced a partnership with the Building Research Establishment (BRE) which will see them deliver Building Information Modelling training courses.

The two groups are to meet in January to discuss plans further, yet tentative ideas in place state that the BIM training will take place in a series of seminars via BRE Academy, which can be accessed in classrooms or online.

“We are currently in discussions with the BRE about how to develop the BIM training and who to target it at”, said Tara Page, Education Director at CIAT. We have a meeting planned in January to finalise details of the BIM course, which is likely to take the form of a series of structured webinars. Our membership includes a number of practitioners who want to know more about BIM and students who are keen to learn more about BIM in terms of practice, over and above their academic study.”

Francesca Berriman MBE, Chief Executive of the CIAT also commented. She stated: “Continuous skills development is critical for our members in the UK and around the world given the scale of built environment development and the number of challenges that impact on it. Partnering with the BRE Academy will bring new professional development opportunities to our members that will further enhance their career progression.”

The BRE have also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shenzhen government in China, which will hopefully see the nation join the UK as a recipient of the BIM training.

BRE’s Director Pauline Traetto also discussed the new partnership. She expressed her pleasure: “This new collaboration reinforces the valuable connection between BRE’s expertise and the architectural profession, which has such a powerful influence on our built environment. We are very pleased to be working with CIAT.”

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