CEDA has recently launched a series of five 2-day BIM training courses that it has developed in conjunction with The BIM Academy and Northumbria University.
Initially offered to CEDA members, the uptake has been positive and there are very limited spaces available on the current courses. Therefore more will be organised and open to both members and non-members.
Director general Adam Mason explained: “As with everything we do, these courses have been developed as a direct result of need from members. We have spent the last few months devising and developing and we’re thrilled to be able to offer these courses to our members and the wider industry. The uptake has been fantastic and we will be running further courses.”
The course is designed for those within the foodservice sector wishing to increase their knowledge of BIM processes and BIM software skills and those involved in design and collaborating on BIM-enabled projects.
Whilst the course includes an introduction to BIM, some pre-existing knowledge of BIM and BIM processes is assumed. Experience of 2D CAD and/or 3D modelling would be beneficial but is not essential. No prior experience of Revit is necessary.
The course will equip delegates with an understanding of the key aspects of Level 2 BIM, BIM processes and how these impact on those working in the foodservice industry, and experience and skills using BIM software in the context of the foodservice sector.
Key aspects of the course will be tailored specifically to the foodservice industry, for example, when looking at topics such as BIM object libraries and families, examples relevant to course delegates will be used.
The course involves hands-on, practical use of the software, and laptops will be provided.
Feedback from the first course in Newcastle on 15-16 October was reportedly very positive. The majority of delegates rated their understanding of BIM and BIM processes prior to the course as poor, compared with good afterwards.
Asked what they would do differently in practice after the course, responses included: “I will use Revit more, not shy away from it,” “Approach Revit with more confidence,” “Take more time and test work before completion,” “Link to other models,”and “Higher accuracy with info input.”
There are a small number of places available on the 5-6 November course at Academy Leasing, Warrington, and the 12-13 November running at Welbilt, Sheffield.
However, the 22-23 November course at Electrolux, Luton and the one on 6-7 December in Bristol are both full.
Places are limited to a maximum of 10 delegates per course and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.