bSA is currently designing an online BIM practitioner knowledge testing tool – BIMcreds. It aims to cut through BIM-wash to identify those who know what they are talking about when it comes to BIM and its application to their profession. BIMcreds complements the BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework (Framework) which was launched on March 6, 2017 by the APCC and ACIF BIM Education working group (see below).
The BIM Knowledge and Skills Framework (Framework) is an important and timely resource for the Australasian construction sector. The Framework enables a consistent approach to the up-skilling of the construction market sector. It provides the platform for the education sector to build the curriculum to deliver ‘job ready’ candidates with the right BIM knowledge and skills linking the Framework with Accredited Courseware and a certified Qualification procedure, of which BIMcreds is a part (see above).
In addition, the Framework is a valuable tool for businesses wishing to adopt BIM to understand what they need to stay competitive, and a tool for those already working in the industry to understand the professional development requirements for BIM.