Education & Capability Development
buildingSMART PCERT Foundation openBIM®
Part of the buildingSMART Professional Certification (PCERT) program.
SBI is currently the only training provider authorized to deliver the courses Foundation and openBIM® for Project and Contract Management for the USA Chapter of buildingSMART.
The Hong Kong branch of SBI, bimSCORE Limited, is currently the only authorized training provider for the Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART (HKABAEIMA).
This self-paced online course includes learning material, self-administered quizzes, 90 minutes of online real-time colloquium with the training provider, a 30-minute online examination, and is offered by the US Chapter and Hong Kong Chapter of buildingSMART.
Successful candidates will receive a buildingSMART International Qualification.
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.
Countries and regions
What is BIM?
what BIM is, why it is needed, and learn its terminology
Benefits of BIM
compared with traditional project delivery
for project information management per ISO 19650
supporting interoperability and data sharing
Processes within an organization
to build and measuring BIM capabilities
augmenting the online material with real-time review, question, and answer session with SBI instructors
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.
After completing the Foundation-Basic (OpenBIM) course provided by SBI for buildingSMART, I would recommend it to my industry peers. The course was self-paced, online and in a format that met my needs. The information was relevant and equipped me with a broader understanding of BIM and its importance to the Civil Infrastructure industry. Course is relevant to infrastructure environment. Information is fresh, self paced. People new to digital delivery and IFC will find this helpful. Time investment could be a week or two to several hours. SBI supports the process and it's tailored for all abilities.
Patrick Lane | Montana Department of Transportation
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.
Paulina Wong | Geography Professor
I highly encourage my industry peers to take this course. Understanding the benefits of creating a collaborative “digital twin,” whilst planning for project challenges and risks, will strengthen our design, construction, and operation of future buildings.
Brigitte Perera | Exponent
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
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In collaboration with Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD), this course benefits anyone seeking to optimize collaboration, quality, and schedule for BIM-empowered projects.
This course covers essential knowledge and skills for every project manager, supply chain or client representative, using openBIM® to design, deliver, and operate projects. This prepares project teams to develop Organization Information Requirements (OIR), specify requirements in Requests for Proposals (RFP), manage and execute projects, leverage new technologies, and processes, gaining value from the new objectives they support.
This course help project teams keep pace with the rapid evolution of BIM-related tools that presents challenges for even the most seasoned practitioners who want to ensure they are current with the applications best suited to promote success for their project objectives.
Courses and workshops tailored to meet your interests and needs.