Zigurat and CCC join efforts to bring BIM Management education to infrastructure engineers
Consolidated Contractors Company, the largest construction company in the Middle East that has developed the Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building
Zigurat Global Institute of Technology and Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) have come together to announce a partnership to bring Building Information Modeling (BIM) Management education to infrastructure engineers in a groundbreaking program based on mega projects.
BIM methodology is rapidly expanding and advancements in technology are being made across all disciplines. BIM is utilized by numerous professionals in the AECO industry: designers, modellers, architects, engineers, contractors, developers, managers and senior executives, among many others. The infrastructure sector is on the front line of this new paradigm, with BIM already offering significant savings of cost and time for road/highway, rail, bridge & tunnel, and utility professionals.
It is estimated that within the next 10 years, the entire global industry will be working with this revolutionary methodology. Professionals who adopt this new way of working sooner rather than later will experience the greatest return on their investments, becoming leaders in the field who are able to guide the industry towards this change.
CCC is the largest construction company in the Middle East and ranks among the top 25 international contractors in the world with annual revenues of more than $5 billion (USD). CCC has offices and projects in over 40 countries and a workforce of more than 130,000 employees. They bring more than 20 years of BIM experience to this BIM management program developed specifically for infrastructure professionals.
Zigurat for its part is a Global Institute based in Barcelona (Spain) that offers international certified qualifications, masters degrees and postgraduate courses for various profiles in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) sector. Zigurat has trained 60,000+ professionals through online programs over the past 15 years. This institution has more than 250 leading professionals from over 15 countries who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences, which have become international.
BIM, more than a shared model
The benefits of BIM are most apparent when all stakeholders of a project are working in unison. Interdisciplinary collaboration and communication allow us to successfully complete a project with all stakeholders contributing to a single shared BIM model.
Working on a single 3D model grants us the ability to coordinate visually, detect clashes between disciplines, and avoid costly rework (estimated to constitute 15% of a project’s total costs). As all of the relevant project data is included within a BIM model, we are also able to estimate costs, generate accurate quantity takeoffs and conduct energy analysis and efficiency studies, among many other benefits.
With so much information going into each model, it is important for each project and organization to have a fully-capable BIM Manager who has the ability to manage all of the data and ensure that it is legible, adheres to organizational and/or governmental standards, and who can manage effective BIM teams.
A global education for a fast-growing working methodology
The 12-month Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects Certification Program the first of its kind offers a comprehensive education in BIM management from the perspective of an infrastructure engineer. The program offers four paths of specialization:
- Roads and Highways
- Railways and Metro Lines
- Tunnels and Bridges
- Subsurface Utilities
Participants in this international online program will also have the unique opportunity for an on-site visit to the construction site of the Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building, currently in development by CCC. This project is one of the most relevant and complex infrastructure projects in the world and offers the exclusive opportunity to the students to complement their education in BIM with Zigurat in a practical way.
The first edition of the program launches on March 28, 2018.
For further information follow the links in the article or visit www.e-zigurat.com
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