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BIM Academy, in partnership with Ryder Architecture, is seeking talented engineering and architecture graduates with a passion for computer science.  The successful candidate will design bespoke innovative digital solutions to maximise productivity and quality of service to our global clients in the built environment.


In addition to their built environment degree qualification, candidates should have two years practical computer programming experience, as well as excellent time management and communication skills.

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BIM Academy Virtual Project Training for PwC

BIM Academy was recently delighted to deliver Virtual Project training for Mark Cameron, Director of Capital Projects Services from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Middle East.  The unique Virtual Project course, originally developed by BIM Academy, allows professionals to gain a focussed insight into the application and value of a range of digital tools and processes when applied at all stages of the project lifecycle.



Mark attended BIM Academy’s UK offices for the one day training course and said:

“One of the most industry relevant courses I have taken in a long time and delivered by people who really are at the top of their specialism. 

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Developing a Digital Asset Information Model for a Smart City

Forest City is a pioneering development consisting of four huge man-made islands on the straits of Johor, with a total land area of 1,386ha.  An enterprise of Country Garden Pacificview, this smart Eco City will accommodate an estimated 700,000 residents and offer international buyers luxury homes in a multi-layered urban planning concept in lush green surroundings.  The Landmark Building is the focal point of the first phase of construction for Forest City.


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Third African BIM Conference

Peter Barker, BIM Academy managing director, was invited to present at the third African BIM Conference in Johannesburg on 14-15 March.


The conference attracted a wide range of industry and academic practitioners from South Africa and neighbouring regions.  Peter showcased the work of BIM Academy, particularly the value to building owners and asset managers, featuring the team’s work on Sydney Opera House, Forest City, Durham Cathedral, Hong Kong MTR and the Royal Household.

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We’re hiring

We’re seeking talented and enthusiastic people for our UK and Hong Kong offices to grow our expanding digital consultancy business in UK, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.  Recent clients include Sydney Opera House, Royal Household property department, BAE Systems, M+ Museum West Kowloon, Hong Kong Hospital Authority and Forest City, Malaysia.


For more details and how to apply, see here.



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Virtual Project in Vancouver

The BIM Academy team are collaborating with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association to deliver their innovative Virtual Project workshop to industry professionals in British Columbia. Originally created in 2013 on the back of BIM Academy’s success in several global multidisciplinary BIM competitions, the course allows those with little familiarity with BIM technologies and processes to understand the benefits of BIM when applied to a sample project.  Suitable for professionals from all disciplines, the Vancouver course will run over two days and will give delegates a valuable insight into the power of digital tools during design,

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#BIMTip 3 – “It’s Non Negotiable”

Since April 2016, the use of BIM has been mandated on centrally funded government projects throughout the UK, and the latest NBS survey showed that a majority (54%) of those surveyed are now integrating BIM into their own work.  Elsewhere, the trajectory is similar, with government mandates in place across the likes of Singapore, Dubai, Spain and Norway.

As Peter Barker explains, “The appetite has changed.  It has become non negotiable that in order to realise increasingly complex buildings against very demanding budgets and schedules,

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BIM Academy in Vancouver

In June, BIM Academy’s Graham Kelly visited Vancouver to meet Adam James and Warren Schmidt who form part of Ryder Architecture’s Canadian team to develop opportunities to apply BIM Academy’s experience to support clients and government organisations in British Columbia.

As well as presenting to the estates team at The University of British Columbia, Graham met local built environment consultants and contractors to confirm the growing market demand for BIM and the application of digital tools –

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Three new sponsors back construction skills scheme

Three high profile national organisations have pledged their support for an innovative scheme designed to attract new talent into the built environment industry.

Digital engineering hub BIM Academy, Sunderland based engineering consultancy Desco and NBS, which provides technical information, specification and Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools to construction industry professionals, have all signed up to become sponsors of PlanBEE.

The scheme was launched last year when Gateshead College and Ryder Architecture formed a powerful alliance with a network of architects,

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