WIT Press


STRATEGIES AND OUTCOMES OF BIM EDUCATION: ITALIAN EXPERIENCES

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM190191

Volume

192

Pages

11

Page Range

217 - 227

Published

2019

Author(s)

SOFIA AGOSTINELLI, FABRIZIO CUMO, FRANCESCO RUPERTO

Abstract

The growing need on the part of operators in the construction sector for expertise in digital management of construction information processes has been answered since 2015 in the first level master course called BIM Master, from the Department of Planning Design and Technology of Architecture of Sapienza University of Rome. The training course is now in its fifth edition, registering a growing number of students. It has evolved in terms of content delivery methods, and always provides opportunities for internships in client, designers and construction organizations, achieving significant results in terms of placement. The BIM Master is one of the most consolidated national experiences, and has been proposed since the first edition as a training opportunity that links the needs of the market and the expectations of students. It is configured as a project in continuous development that adapts itself year after year to the evolutionary dynamics of the digital construction market, also resulting from the recent national regulatory innovations (UNI 11337). The complexity of BIM training also increases in relation to the different nature and needs of the operators in the sector: owners; designers; builders; and managers, who lead the need for articulated training courses in relation to the role played in the construction supply chain. This paper critically examines, also on the basis of the results of past editions, the training experience of the BIM Master course of Sapienza University of Rome, analyzing the structure, examining the articulation of the main training modules, assessing the results produced by the students, measuring the critical points and, at the same time, identifying the drivers of greater effectiveness in the transfer of skills of a theme that lends itself to ambiguous interpretations at this history time by operators in the construction industry.

Keywords

Master BIM, BIM mandate, BIM education, BIM training, project management