Wednesday, June 18, 2014

EU Project: FutureFit Built Assets



FutureFit Built Assets is a fully funded European project created specifically to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) approach Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Government Soft Landings (GSL) one step at a time.

With the UK government’s Construction Strategy requiring the use of fully collaborative BIM by 2016 the need for SMEs to respond to this mandate is urgent. However, the adoption and implementation of BIM requires the development of skills and enhanced understanding of new processes and software applications. This in turn involves significant investment by SMEs which are called to choose from a plethora of BIM systems, products and software tools.

To support SMEs in dealing with this challenge, FutureFit @ Oxford Brookes University is organising a series of workshops offering companies a unique opportunity to experience BIM first hand. The workshops include presentations from subject experts and cover aspects of modelling buildings, managing information and enabling project collaboration. The programme is hosted at the Oxford Brookes BIM Laboratory which offers access to the latest project and construction management tools and BIM software packages to facilitate hands-on experience. The overall aim of the programme is to support participants to:
  • Enhance their general and practical understanding of BIM
  • Explore the usefulness of various BIM processes and tools
  • Develop basic BIM capacity in information exchange and collaboration
The programme includes three workshops which are offered free of charge to eligible SMEs who register with FutureFit (registration is also free). Participants are recommended to attend all three workshops (each workshop will run twice). Take a look at the programme here. Basic computer skills are required, while experience in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications would be an added advantage.

There are only 30 places available which are offered on a first come, first served basis. To book your place please contact Julian Carter at julian@secbe.org.uk confirming your preferred dates.





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