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Do you have a good knowledge of BIM and the advantages it can bring your business? Are you adopting BIM or interested in progressing on your BIM journey in 2016? This article will help professionals and companies get access to BIM information and knowledge.

2015 was a big year for BIM in Ireland with the CitA BIM Gathering in Dublin, and Digital Construction Week in London. Interest in BIM is gaining momentum and more professionals and organisations are entering the BIM community. Are you ready for BIM? Here are some indigenous organisations to follow. 

BIMIreland.ie

BIMIreland.ie is an Irish building magazine resource in association with CitA. The website has a variety of interesting news articles, features and interviews for those interested in learning more about BIM. BIMIreland.ie is Ireland’s only exclusively dedicated BIM resource. There are a variety of news articles each week. We have regular BIM technology news and BIM job postings. Each week there is an interview with a BIM expert.

BIMIreland.ie Website: http://www.bimireland.ie/

Follow BIMIreland.ie on Twitter: @BIMIreland 

CitA

CitA is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes the benefits of digitisation in the Irish construction industry. CitA offers members access to an informative event programme and discounts on their CitA skillnet training programmes. CitA offers an opportunity to network and holds breakfast meetings throughout the year. The CitA BIM Regions help to disseminate BIM information across Ireland.

If you want to join CitA, log-on to the website, email, or contact CitA’s General Manager Suzanne Purcell. There is a tiered subscription rate for businesses of different sizes.

Suzanne Purcell: spurcell@cita.ie

CitA Website: http://www.cita.ie/

CitA BIM Regional BIM Hubs: http://www.cita.ie/cita-regional-bim-hubs/

Follow the CitA BIM Group on Twitter: @CITABIMGroup

The CitA YouTube Channel is a useful resource for those interested in BIM in Ireland, the use of BIM internationally, and experts and leaders in the BIM community in Ireland. The videos feature a variety of experts covering a variety of BIM topics.

CitA YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/CITAEIN/featured

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is working to promote Irish companies in Britain. John Hunt, Senior Market Advisor for Construction at Enterprise Ireland said Digital Construction Week was a launch event to showcase Ireland’s BIM capabilities.

In a recent interview with Irish Building magazine Dr Alan Hore recommended for Irish BIM businesses who want to set up in the UK, to get in touch with Enterprise Ireland, and enquire about the BIM-Enable and BIM-Implement programmes. These are two grant types offered by Enterprise Ireland to companies.

Enterprise Ireland BIM Pages:

BIM-Implement:

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/Company/Esetablish-SME-Funding/Building-Information-Modelling-Implement.html

BIM-Enable:

https://www.enterprise-ireland.com/en/funding-supports/Company/Esetablish-SME-Funding/Building-Information-Modelling-Enable.html

For general enquiries about the BIM business, contact: BIM@enterprise-ireland.com

Irish BIM Education and Research

Soon to come in 2016 BIMIreland.ie will keep you updated on BIM courses in Ireland. There are a variety of BIM courses in Irish third-level collages. Most building courses now have integrated BIM modules. It was evident from the CitA BIM Gathering that BIM research in Ireland is growing.

Presentations from the CitA BIM Gathering 2015:

http://www.cita.ie/events/cita-bim-gathering/

This provides information and research on a variety of BIM topics.

 

BIMIreland.ie will keep you updated on developments in BIM.

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