Building Information Modelling (BIM) is in the process of rapidly changing the way in which construction projects are obtained, designed, constructed and managed throughout the lifecycle of a building.
While new skills are necessary, the project Standardized Vocational Education and Training for BIM in EU (BIM4VET) addresses the urgent need to devise a skills matrix, which is transparent and unified for BIM actors throughout Europe, to standardize BIM tasks and processes within the European Union, taking existing international developments into account, and to classify and standardize BIM training programme and certification schemes.
Within the BIM4VET framework, the Luxembourg Institute of Science of Science and Technology (LIST) - which is a coordinator of this European project - will develop a European skills matrix for BIM actors and a method for assessing the maturity of skills using a tangible interface.
This will enable BIM skills to be assessed collectively and individually for the actors that work together on a digital model project using BIM processes.
The expected impacts of this project are the definition of a European skills matrix for BIM actors, the development of their skills via a recommendation of training courses to attend following a skills' assessment, as well as the development, or indeed the improvement, of BIM training courses for construction sector professionals. From a more long-term point-of-view, the project results, and the uses that will be made of them, should contribute to increasing the recognition and certification of BIM actors, as well as their mobility in Europe.