Celebrating 10 years of BIM Academy

BIM Academy was born out of a partnership between Ryder Architecture and Northumbria University 10 years ago, with an idea to digitalise the way we design, build and operate the built environment. Fast forward to 2020 and BIM Academy is a leading global provider of digital solutions and consulting for strategic information management, operating in 19 countries on 4 continents.



NBS National BIM Library Research, Strategy “When originally considering the NBS National BIM Library, we didn't have the technical expertise to create a BIM object library in-house. Our aim was to create objects to defined quality level that created a standardised approach across the entire industry. The BIM Academy partnership between Ryder Architecture and UNN brought together practical experience from real-world projects and also the academic knowledge that we knew we needed.”
Dr Stephen Hamil, Innovation Director, NBS
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Virtual Project Training Virtual Project Training Design and Construction, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Education, Heritage and Conservation, Civic, Government, Healthcare, Sports and Leisure, Residential, Mining, Oil and Gas “A truly enlightening insight into the digital capabilities available across the industry and how these can be used collaboratively to maximise productivity and the quality of the end product, with great guidance from the assembled BIM Academy team.”
Alan Ayre, Associate Director, Capita
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Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House Strategy, Digital Technologies, Building Performance “BIM Academy combined technical excellence and industry experience to create a comprehensive technical specification for our bespoke BIM for FM solution.”
Bob Moffat, Business Strategy and Planning Manager, Sydney Opera House
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BAE Systems BAE Systems Project Management, Strategy, Bespoke Training “The awareness gained from the hands on and interactive workshops has allowed me as an ‘intelligent client’ to understand what is reasonable to expect from our supply chain (designers, cost managers and contractors).”
Laura Forshaw, Director of Mission Services, BAE Systems
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M+ Museum of Visual Culture M+ Museum Bespoke Training, Project Management “BIM Academy led our BIM team on this highly complex and prestigious project to construct a major museum facility in the heart of West Kowloon Cultural District. Their Project Manager galvanised the team into a highly effective unit which was an essential competent of our design and construction coordination and logistics planning. ”
Desmond Sze, Assistant Managing Director, Hsin Chong Construction
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The Infrastructure Trilemma Sisk A19/A1058 Coast Road junction improvement Research, Strategy Highways England appointed the contracting joint venture companies Sisk and Lagan to construct the highly complex A19 and A1058 Coast Road junction improvement in North Tyneside, in the North East of England. Read More Forest City Forest City Strategy, Project Management, Digital Technologies, Bespoke Training, Building Performance “We invited BIM Academy to help us because we know they successfully scoped and delivered the Sydney Opera House BIM4FM project successfully. This practical expertise is what we needed to facilitate our AIM project delivery at Forest City.”
Dr Wei Zhou, Head of Digital Engineering Centre, Country Garden Pacific View
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Qatar Government Authority Qatar Government Authority Research, Strategy BIM Academy was successfully awarded project management and coordination services on a multi-million-dollar digital transformation programme for the Qatar Government Authority, with a fixed project timeline of 24 months. Read More BMW Group BMW Group Project Management, Strategy “We think BIM Academy is a great set-up, as it has the academic aspect and the connection to an established design practice which has been working in this field in industry for many years, combined they have real experiences and best practice which is a great combination.”
Attila Borbely, Director, CEH+
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Hellas Gold Hellas Gold Strategy, Bespoke Training Hellas Gold is a gold, silver, lead and zinc mining company headquartered in Athens. It is a subsidiary of Eldorado Gold Corporation. Read More




10 years of BIM Academy

Ten years on from its inception, BIM Academy is at the forefront of digital innovation and transformation. Combining research, training and consultancy, BIM Academy is pioneering change in the global field of BIM and digital construction.
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