Loughborough University to launch BIM training centre in January 2016

Credit: Plowman Craven
Credit: Plowman Craven

Loughborough University are partnering with CIBSE, the School of Civil and Building Engineering and Tata Steel to launch a dedicated pipework training centre which will strongly focus on Building Information Modelling.

Opening next month, BISPA – Building and Industrial Services Pipework Academy will raise awareness of BIM and pipework-related issues and innovations to designers, HVAC installers and Tata Steel customers.

CIBSE-accredited CPD training courses will run at the academy, as will lab-based workshops introducing students to object orientated pipe modelling which will act as BIM pre-requisites.

BISPA will also provide validated pipe selection, fitting calculators and pipe guides via 3D BIM.

Dr Mahroo Eftekhari, Course Director for MSc in Low Energy Building Services Engineering at Loughborough University commented on BISPA’s opening: “Through our discussions with companies, we have found a gap in knowledge of selection, sizing and installation of tubing for HVAC systems – and this is why BISPA has such an important role to play.

“Many HVAC pipes installed in commercial buildings have been sized larger than what is required. This can result in significant cost and energy consequences because of the large quantities of pipework involved.

“We are delighted to partner with CIBSE, Tata Steel and its tube business on the training centre which will showcase the latest innovation and encourage new research and invention.”

Tata Steel are actively engaging with BIM processes, and will be able to provide trainees with a higher level or tutelage thanks to the company’s ties with BIM4M2. More can be found out about Tata’s BIM prowess within our interview with their BIM Programme Manager for Europe, Steve Thompson.

Learn more about BISPA’s impending opening over at Heating and Ventilating.

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