BIMzeED – EDucation for Zero Energy Buildings using Building Information ModellingBack To Map
BIMzeED project -collaboration of industry, higher education instritute HEI and vocational educational training VET organisations in updating and developing learning units for trainers and workers to upskill in BIM and NZEB in the construction industry. BIMzeED develops and pilots 12-16 innovative Learning Units (LUs) especially focused on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings and Building Information Modelling/digitalisation, demonstrating how BIM can assist with achieving cost effective NZEB construction.
Ireland -Limerick Institute of Technology, Tipperary Agency TEA, Croatia – University Zagreb, REGEA
Hungary -Obuda University, EMI
Spain - ITeC, CIM-UPC
EU - European Architects
The BIMzeED project focuses on the training needs for the current and future construction industry with the main purpose to encourage 1) better employability 2) low-carbon growth, 3) green and NZEB skills 4) increase in youth employment. The challenge of the BIMzeED project is to overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.
Exchange of Experiences:
Collaborative approach with other educational organisations (Higher and Vocational), exchanging information of training materials and piloting the learning units wthin existing programmes or provided as stand alone modules with credits.
The Need - Identify the knowledge and skills gap in BIM and nZEB within the HEI and construction sector at National levels in Ireland, Croatia, Hungary and Spain.
The Resources - Update the knowledge and skills of Educators and Trainers to inform quality up-to-date trainings and upskill the constrcution SMEs, their workers and future students in the understanding of BIM and nZEB to provide cost effective, quality sustainable construction
The Catalyst - Stimulate development of new training and education programmes/modules in the fields of BIM/nZEB which can be integrated into existing HEI programme deliveries using methods suitable for the target group.
The Sustainability - Transfer knowledge of BIM and nZEB to and from other countries providing mutually recognised trainings across Europe enabling ease of mobility of the workforce.
The Capacity Building - Strengthen links between lecturers, industry and SMEs with innovative technologies and developing training on open resource trainings. Strengthen employability in teaching and SMEs in the construction sector.
Developing a training needs and skills gaps roadmap, before piloting 12-16 relevant Learning Units LUs with 400-500 construction students, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives, therefore improving their employability.
Mis-Matching of Skills:
overcome skills mismatching and improve employability in the current European construction market by improving and extending the existing skills of Trainers, SMEs, site managers, craftworkers and other experienced operatives.
Transfer knowledge of BIM and nZEB to and from other countries providing mutually recognised trainings across Europe enabling ease of mobility of the workforce and therefore reducing skills shortages in certain countries.
Awareness and collaboration of new nzeb and BIM trainings and skills in educational organisations, industry, construction sector, public sector, building owners and occupents
Increase capacity of the HEI and VET sectors to develop and implement new education and training programmes in the field of BIM and nZEB, which are responsive to the ever changing sector
Better training opportunities for students and SMEs with consequential gradual transfer of new skills in the construction market. Improvement of capacity building of the construction sector in increasing the human capital basis of its workforce
Better collaborative opportunities for HEIs and VETs to establish mutually recognised LUs and programmes across Europe, enabling the mobility of a mutually recognised skilled workforce
“Ready to use” Learning Units on nZEB and BIM compatible with HEIs / VET programmes, plus creation of two toolkits to enable adaptation onsite.
Transfer in Europe:
LUs to be rolled out across EU as standalone training information, grouped together as new accredited modules or added to existing EQF programmes.
General improvement of the construction sector image with increased attractiveness and competitiveness. Working with other EU funded projects and initiatives.
|Name of Organisation:||Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)|
|Address:||Thurles Campus, Nenagh Road|
|Contact Name:||Lis O'Brien|
|Contact Phone:||00353 50428040|