Back BRE does deal for BIM training in New Zealand

Date: 17 July 2015

BRE Academy is to collaborate with research, testing and information company Branz to deliver building information modelling (BIM) training in New Zealand.

Branz will deliver BIM training courses as a host partner of the BRE Academy, which is part of the BRE Group. The new partnership is intended to build on the working relationship that BRE and Branz have had over many years as well as to support work Branz is doing in collaboration with government and industry in New Zealand.

BRE Academy director Pauline Traetto said: “We are delighted to be working with Branz to deliver a BIM education programme which is specifically tailored to meet and support adoption of BIM in the New Zealand market. At the BRE Academy we pride ourselves on being able to adapt our science based content and knowledge to meet specific local market requirements. I look forward to working with Branz, now and in the future, to understand how the education programme has benefitted and enabled the execution of BIM within the sector.’

The BIM education programme is part of an ongoing collaboration between key construction industry groups and the New Zealand government to increase the adoption of BIM and realise the productivity gains it has to offer.

Andrew Reding, spokesperson for the New Zealand Productivity Partnership and chair of the New Zealand BIM Acceleration Committee, said that industry training is critical to their strategy to accelerate the introduction of BIM. “We are very pleased to collaborate with the BRE Academy and Branz to deliver this training in New Zealand,” he added. “It is an opportunity to bring international knowledge and expertise to New Zealand and increase the understanding of the benefits and application of BIM among building industry professionals in this country. While BIM adoption is rising quickly in New Zealand, high-quality training will enable us to further raise awareness of BIM and encourage its adoption among a wide range of industry professionals.”

Branz will deliver the Academy’s BIM international foundation course covering topics including: what BIM is; where BIM has been successfully used internationally and information management and project life cycles. Delegates will receive information on relevant national and international standards, methods and procedures to help them implement BIM Level 2.

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