Education

buildingSMART PCERT Foundation Basic (openBIM®)

Part of the buildingSMART Professional Certification (PCERT) program.

Course provided by

with a program from

Course outline

  1. 01
    What is BIM?

    what BIM is, why it is needed, and learn its terminology


  2. 02
    Benefits of BIM

    compared with traditional project delivery


  3. 03
    BIM processes

    for project information management per ISO 19650


  4. 04
    openBIM® standards

    supporting interoperability and data sharing


  5. 05
    Processes within an organization

    to build and measuring BIM capabilities


  6. 06
    Newly update exhibits

    with additional horizontal infrastructure examples


  7. 07
    Colloquium

    augmenting the online material with real-time review, question, and answer session with SBI instructors

Course description

This course benefits anyone connected with BIM-empowered projects — openBIM® extends the benefits of BIM (Building Information Modeling) by improving the accessibility, usability, management, and sustainability of digital data in the built asset industry, including horizontal infrastructure and vertical building types. At its core, openBIM® is a collaborative process that is vendor neutral. openBIM® processes can be defined as sharable project information that supports seamless collaboration for all project participants. openBIM® facilitates interoperability to benefit projects and assets throughout their lifecycle.

This self-paced online course includes learning material, self-administered quizzes, 90 minutes of online real-time colloquium with the training provider, and a 30-minute online examination.

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Qualified individuals

Recommendations

  • A thought, feeling, a purpose and a passion: Goal Achievement! Success is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all love what you are doing. Special thanks to Strategic Building Innovation for their support and enriching training.

    Najib Adouane | Office BIM Manager

  • It is a very well-structured course. You can do it at your own pace online. Take quizzes as if you are playing games. I like the colloquium, the face-to-face part very much. You can ask questions which will then be addressed by Calvin and his team. My dream is to promote BIM literacy in Hong Kong.

    Ada Fung

  • Foundation course...great course particularly for layman or professionals outside the industry.... a first step, a step-by-step course 101 102 organized in chapters to walk you through the basics jargons in the BIM industry... learn from peers, sharing advices.

    Pauline Wong | Geography Professor

  • For the course, my biggest takeaway is learning is truly a life-long journey. We always talk about openBIM®, open standard-a lingua franca. But what are these tools and schema exactly? I was amazed that buildingSMART international actually did a lot of work in terms of technical aspects.... It is actually very difficult. the buildingSMART community has done the job to allow us to communicate with

    Dr. George Wong | Structural engineer