Middlesex University’s BIM Management course nominated for IBX Award

Credit: Middlesex University
Credit: Middlesex University

Middlesex University and their MSc degree course in Building Information Modelling Management have been nominated for a prize at the International Business Excellence Awards 2015.

Taking place at the Hyatt Regency Creek Heights in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on the 20th and 21st May 2015, the ceremony will see Middlesex University in the shortlist for sector specific category, Education. They will be competing against Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, GSD and Doga Kolegi.

The BIM Management degree was started two years ago and had 25 professionals take the postgraduate course in the first phase, an impressive feat considering how new the programme was. Now, nearly 80 people are signed up to the course from 20 different countries.

Business Relationship Manager at Middlesex University, Matt Collett provided BIMcrunch with exclusive comment on the course. He said: “I would say that with the industry’s help we’re trying to assist in professionalising and qualifying the BIM movement. By providing experienced individuals, who may be new to BIM, the opportunity to get a masters qualification in BIM Management we hope that we can raise the standard of BIM across the board.

“The opportunity to connect with professionals from around the globe is a great chance for people to learn best BIM practices from others and the peer to peer learning element is a hugely popular element of the course.”

Collett also explained just how important BIM can be for the architectural, engineering and construction sectors. Becoming skilled in BIM management would allow professionals to capitalise on BIM’s global potential.

“The potential savings, not just in terms of cash flow but work hours and time on site, are massive – the industry is estimated to have already saved around £1.4 billion already for the industry due to BIM,” explained Collett.

For more information on the BIM Management course at Middlesex University, click here to take you to the course page on the official website. Alternatively, view some of our coverage here.

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