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BIM Campus has teamed up with members of #UKBIMCrew to participate in Movember as part of team AutoMoDesk.
AN EMPLOYEE at Building Information Modelling (BIM) specialist BIM.Technologies has come full circle from student to expert after being invited to become an Autodesk Expert Elite member.
Peter James Morton, who began his career with _space group in 2004, has recently been awarded membership to Autodesk’s Expert Elite Program, which recognises individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the Autodesk community.
Individuals are selected after a detailed review of their Autodesk Community contributions. With five years of contribution to Autodesk education, Peter was nominated by Autodesk Education Program Manager for Europe, Bjoern Wittenberg, making him one of only forty six individuals worldwide nominated this year.
The full articles can be found HERE and HERE.
BIM Campus is opening its door for this years Autodesk Open Doors event.
We invite built environment students and professionals to come along and sit their Autodesk software professional certification exams. Why take the professional certification exam? Find out here.
The certification exams will be split into two groups:
Group 1: 16:00 - 18:15
Group 2: 18:15 - 20:30
We are limited to 30 exam seats (15 per group)
Exam Duration: 2 hours
Date: 14th November 2013
Time: As indicated above
Location: Campus Newcastle, Spaceworks, Benton Park Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE7 7LX
Autodesk Professional Certifications exams are £100. There is no limit to the number of exams any one person can sit, however all exams must be booked and purchased in advance.
To book your place or request further information, please email email@example.com
CAMPUS, a first of its kind partnership between BIM.Technologies and Northern Construction Training, provides intensive introduction courses in BIM to 19 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).
The purpose-built BIM training suite in Newcastle held a 'speed-dating' open evening event where learners due to complete the first 12 week course were speed-interviewed by prospective local employers. The film gives an insight into what CAMPUS does and what happened on the night.
Thursday 10th October saw BIM Campus open its doors to potential employers and future learners, in an open evening followed by speed dating BIMterviews with local employers.
Attendees were given the opportunity to visit the campus suite and get first hand exposure to the great work our learners are producing. They were also given a background into BIM Campus and what we do, how we do it and more importantly why we do it.
Local employers in attendance included Autodesk, BIM Academy (@bimacademy), BIM Technologies (@bimtechnologies) Desco, JC Consulting, Niven Architects (@NivenArchitects), NBS/RIBA (@RIBA) and Ryders (@Ryder1953).
Feedback from the employers was extremely positive with many learners being asked back for second interviews.
Overall a great evening for everyone and a great opportunity for our learners to network with industry professionals, once again strengthening our relationship with the UK AEC industry.
Stay tuned to our learner page to keep up to date with the employment status of our learners.
Following the initial MEP design coordination, BIM Campus hosted Philip Oliver to present their designs for the 57 Quayside project. Each team gave an introduction to their project which included the site location, physical and functional constraints and precedents used for initial concept design. The learners continued by explaining the various data acquisition techniques used for modelling the existing context and the varying levels of accuracies associated with each.
Each presentation was followed by a short Q&A from Philip.
See below each teams presentations.
A purpose-built BIM training suite in Newcastle has recently achieved Autodesk Authorised Training Centre status.
CAMPUS, a first of its kind partnership between BIM.Technologies and Northern Construction Training, was certified by Autodesk very soon after submitting an application in September.
The training suite runs free 12-week BIM courses to provide 19 to 24-year-olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) with an intensive introduction covering all essential aspects of BIM.Throughout the course, learners gain access to the latest hardware and technology in what is now an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC) and Authorised Certification Centre (ACC).
The full article can be found HERE.
archiGRAD is all about helping Architecture graduates gain real-world experience, to improve their CVs and give them that all important edge in a highly competitive job market. In this spirit of learning, the team have temporarily lost a few of its members to a fantastic free training course at the BIM Campus, supported by BIM.Technologies
The full article can be found HERE.
BIM Campus learners were given their first exposure to Building Services Engineering when Philip Oliver from Kyoob joined us for a day of MEP design tutoring for each of our design teams.
Philip explained the role of the building services engineer and what aspects of the design they were traditionally responsible for. He also explained what building services engineering actually involved including: mechanical and electrical engineering; heating and cooling; Ventilation; lighting and overall distribution of services.
Philip took the teams through different methods of heating and cooling and rules of thumb calculations for required heating/cooling loads. This was followed by a worked example, which took the teams through the calculation itself. Philip continued by explaining the types of ventilation which can be used within buildings, which included: natural; mechanical and mixed mode ventilation. Again, Philip took the teams through the rules of thumb calculations associated with ventilation and included a worked example.
Philip explained the different modes of lighting available and the appropriateness of each in certain design environments, again Philip identified rules of thumb calculations and took the teams through worked examples.
Finally, Philip illustrated the importance of early coordination regarding the distribution of services and their routes not only for installation but also for maintenance purposes. Philip identified service routes can be split between floors and ceilings for different purposes.
Philip sat down with each team and went through a proposed MEP design for each of the projects, which included heating, cooling and ventilation, lighting and distribution for a single level.
Using all the sizes from the mark-ups, each team then started producing their 3D model in Autodesk Revit.
Following the initial structural design coordination, BIM Campus hosted Martin Heddon and the guys from CK21 to present their designs for the 57 Quayside project. Each team gave an introduction to their project which included the site location, physical and functional constraints and precedents used for initial concept design. The learners continued by explaining the various data acquisition techniques used for modelling the existing context and the varying levels of accuracies associated with each.
The teams concluded by indicating the next steps in their project, which included further design ordination, creation of an MEP model and a full coordination exercise with Arch, Struc and MEP models.
Each presentation was followed by a short Q&A from CK21.
See below each teams presentations.