Skanska and University of Washington offer new BIM program

The 11-week course is available for students and professionals and teaches BIM software skills, virtual design, and construction processes.

October 07, 2015 |
Skanska and University of Washington offer new BIM program

The University of Washington's student quad. The school now offers a BIM program.

Skanska is partnering with the University of Washington’s Department of Construction Management to offer a new certificate for Building Information Modeling (BIM).

The 11-week program, called the UW-CERC/Skanska BIM Certificate, began on Sept. 29 and is open to University of Washington students who want to supplement their degrees and industry professionals who want to learn more on a growing concept. It’s available both on campus and through online streaming.

Students learn BIM software skills, virtual design, and construction processes. The course lets students assemble models and assess for clash detection; analyze model-based estimating data; create 4D model animations; and complete a capstone project.

“The program has the potential to significantly help shape our graduates’ career trajectory,” said Carrie Sturts Dossick, Washington’s Director of the Center for Education Research in Construction, in a statement. “Nationally, we’re seeing the emergence of a specialized role for these professionals and a trend where they’re moving from being BIM managers all the way to executive roles for technology.”

More information is available here.

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