About us

BIM Academy was co-founded by Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture in 2010 as a centre of excellence for digital engineering and transformation.  We have developed an international reputation as a valued support for the real estate and infrastructure sectors through our consultancy, research and education activities.

We help transform our clients’ business through the intelligent application of smart processes and digital technologies.  Independent, research based expertise is combined with practical experience from the industry to deliver real value throughout the whole life cycle.  We maintain close links with all major software vendors but at the same time offer impartial advice and support to organisations on their path to digital adoption and deployment, adding value and reducing risk. 

We have no hidden agenda.  We start from first principles.  We get under the skin of your business.  We drive real value for you.

  • "A truly enlightening insight into the capabilities available across the industry and how these can be used to maximise productivity and the quality of the end product, with great guidance from the assembled BIM Academy team."

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    • Alan Ayre
    • Capita,
  • "They 'demystified' BIM for me, provided a great hands-on experience of using software packages. A real benefit and enjoyment in having an end product by the end of the Virtual Project workshop and then reporting back on it"

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    • Mark Gardham
    • Construction Manager, Interserve
  • "The team not only enjoyed the Virtual Project workshop but now feel well prepared to discuss, champion, promote and use BIM as an FM tool wherever they can. It is not often training can motivate and capture the creative imagination of so many people from different professional backgrounds."

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    • Tony Smith
    • Managing Director, Mears FM
  • "The BIM Academy global team stood out for its outstanding effort across all the criteria and were an excellent example of international collaborative BIM."

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    • Nathan Doughty
    • Director, ASite People
  • "The launch of BIM Academy in 2010 was exactly the right moment. This is a fantastic institution starting at the best time to support our industry."

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    • Lord O'Neill
    • Chairman of the UK Nuclear Industry Association and Strategic Forum for Construction,
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  • "A truly enlightening insight into the capabilities available across the industry and how these can be used to maximise productivity and the quality of the end product, with great guidance from the assembled BIM Academy team."

    Author image
    • Alan Ayre
    • Capita,
  • "They 'demystified' BIM for me, provided a great hands-on experience of using software packages. A real benefit and enjoyment in having an end product by the end of the Virtual Project workshop and then reporting back on it"

    Author image
    • Mark Gardham
    • Construction Manager, Interserve
  • "The team not only enjoyed the Virtual Project workshop but now feel well prepared to discuss, champion, promote and use BIM as an FM tool wherever they can. It is not often training can motivate and capture the creative imagination of so many people from different professional backgrounds."

    Author image
    • Tony Smith
    • Managing Director, Mears FM
  • "The BIM Academy global team stood out for its outstanding effort across all the criteria and were an excellent example of international collaborative BIM."

    Author image
    • Nathan Doughty
    • Director, ASite People
  • "The launch of BIM Academy in 2010 was exactly the right moment. This is a fantastic institution starting at the best time to support our industry."

    Author image
    • Lord O'Neill
    • Chairman of the UK Nuclear Industry Association and Strategic Forum for Construction,
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