Mace and Nottingham Trent University sign BIM collaboration agreement

Credit: Mace Group
Credit: Mace Group

A giant construction corporation have launched a new partnership with a top education establishment in order to increase prevalence of Building Information Modelling tuition.

Mace Group have launched a “collaboration agreement” with Nottingham Trent University, which will see the two brainstorm and put into action ideas aimed at increasing education and training with students who are to become the next generation of BIM professionals.

It is an important step for Nottingham Trent, showcasing excellent initiative in understanding the positive impact BIM is to have on the AEC sector in the coming years. Too many student architects are obtaining degrees without knowing an iota about BIM. Now Nottingham Trent are following in the footsteps of establishments such as Northumbria University (who created the ground-breaking BIM Academy) and Middlesex University, who offer a degree in Building Information Modelling.

Dean of Nottingham Trent’s School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, Peter Westland made the agreement official alongside Mace’s Director, Simon Dale. Commenting on the deal, Westland said: “As a university we’re very eager to develop our already strong links with industry, and this agreement is something which we feel will enhance our teaching and research while also opening up our academic expertise even further to industry.

“Mace is an impressive, internationally-renowned construction company, so we’re very proud to sign the agreement with them. We’re sure that by working together we can make great strides in helping steer the future of construction education and the construction industry.”

Mace’s COO for Consultancy, Mark Holmes also commented, stating: “We are excited about strengthening our relationship with the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, one of the UK’s leading university departments providing key education for our industry.

“This is an important step in building our profile with undergraduates in order to ensure we build our talent pipelines. This also complements our passion for innovation by providing a platform to increase Mace’s engagement with the latest technical developments in Construction and Civil Engineering.”

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