FOREWORD

“WE ARE EXCITED TO BE PART OF ONLINE EDUCATION AS NEW ADVANCEMENTS ARE TAKING PLACE IN THE MARKET TODAY. THIS YEAR WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 15TH ANNIVERSARY, AND THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING. WE HAVE ONLY STARTED IMPLEMENTING OUR 2016 -2017 STRATEGIC PLAN FOR PROVIDING THE BEST QUALITATIVE ONLINE EDUCATION.“

Our strategic plan is focused on three key points: providing the best online education designed according to the needs of the industry, further developing of our training programs for the international market, and launching a strategy to help professionals to attain top job positions at a global level.

Zigurat’s mission is to promote continued progress in the practices of architecture, engineering, construction and building development. We have more than 120 professionals from over 15 different countries who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge and experiences, which have become international benchmarks, with students who wish to achieve professional success through certified programs.

We intend to cover the gap in the existing market between the university and the company with training focused on results, career guidance and the execution of best practices in a competitive and collaborative environment.

Our training program is an immersive experience, offering students the opportunity to create real projects in collaborative settings in order to achieve the highest profitability in terms of resources invested and return on investment achieved.

We are more aligned with all of the markets and new sources of employment opportunities than ever before. The industry requires programs increasingly focused on the international market. Globalization is minimizing local programs: as a consequence, professional relationships are becoming a true differentiator in more and more markets.

Faced with this reality, in 2016, Zigurat has made a variety of new institutional arrangements with associations and companies worldwide. Proof of this are our certifications and endorsements from international associations such as the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), buildingSMART Alliance, Canada BIM Council (CanBIM), Professional Certification Agency and Ecommerce Europe; and official certifications from private companies such as Autodesk, Graphisoft, Bentley and CYPE Software.

Our mission is clear: to teach the necessary competences to enable professionals to enter the job market as it is set out in our Strategic Plan for 2016-2017. Zigurat continues to reach agreements with recruitment companies from different regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia and Oceania.

2016 has proven to be another outstanding year for Zigurat. We continue to grow together with our programs, markets and students.

OVERVIEW

Currently the training industry poses great challenges for traditional schools and universities that struggle to cover the needs of the job market. Certification programs are developing and introducing new specialties, methodologies and technological innovations in the construction sector worldwide, at such a high speed that it forces the education sector to perform a paradigm shift in order to meet the demands of the industry.

The complex processes of accreditation for university Master’s degree programs in science means that many of them to keep the same agenda for decades, hardly ever addressing emerging trends in the sector. This large gap in training is being noticed by the most advanced countries in the world.

The economic and competitive impact of not being able to offer professionals and students with necessary capabilities for today’s market is being evaluated specifically in the United States, the United Kingdom , Canada and other countries:

"THE UNIVERSITY GENERALLY DELIVERS GRADUATES WITH TRADITIONAL PROFILES TO THE MARKET, AND THE COMPANY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MEETING THE DEMANDS OF TEACHING AND RESEARCH, COST AND TRAINING WORK IN ORDER TO ADAPT TO THE LABOR MARKET."

Therefore, Zigurat intends to cover the demand for specialized profiles, preparing professionals with the skills required by companies in the AEC sector, making them competent, profitable, productive and able to provide business values with a global vision from the very outset.

DIGITAL OR TRADITIONAL

Online training has gained momentum over the past 18 years, which has created a better system of learning, professional competence, development and prosperity.
The advantages of studying an online program are many and varied. This is especially true for individuals who are currently working in the profession, as is the case with our professors and many of our students. Both have numerous reasons to participate in a digital learning.

CONVENIENCE AND FLEXIBILITY

As companies become more focused on the global market, coworkers are more likely to work in different places and various time zones. Online learning helps to prepare employees to excel in today´s remote virtual offices. Moreover, while working, interning or taking time to raise a family, a study program is an ideal excuse to explain gaps in a resume. All content is uploaded from campus to a cloud platform, and classes or live presentations are made using various streaming and interactive channels.

INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS

All programs offer a genuine Zigurat experience and international vision. Collaboration on real projects between students and communication with professors are the key components to guaranteeing you an international networking relationship with colleagues from more than 15 countries.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

By offering study on a cloud-formatted platform, endless opportunities arise. Networking events, summits, seminars, videos, one-on-one tutoring and many other teaching methods round out our program. The education industry is evolving faster than ever and working online allows you to adjust to the world of tomorrow.

IMPROVING TECHNICAL SKILLS

Students will enhance their knowledge of their specialization while simulating real projects. They learn firsthand the roles involved in a project, the processes, the information flows, the documentation delivery, the presentation of projects and communication in a collaborative cloud environment.

A BETTER FIT FOR 21st-CENTURY BUSINESSES

The 21st century company is flexible and bases its development on new technologies. Digitized documentation, information and communication makes it increasingly important to be trained with the same standards as the professional sector.

FACTS

15 YEARS
40+ PROGRAMS
3 LANGUAGES
200+ PROFESSORS
60,000+ STUDENTS
55+ COUNTRIES
10+ INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
50+ BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS
500+ JOB OPPORTUNITIES PER YEAR

BACKGROUND

Zigurat is a global institute for architects, engineers, owners and developers. We teach key skills to professionals in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industry. We have been offering certified qualifications, Master’s degrees and postgraduate courses for the past 15 years.

We have a portfolio of online programs in four different languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

ENGLISH

· Global BIM Management Certification Program
· BIM for Owners & Developers Global Executive Program

PORTUGUESE

· International Master in BIM Management

SPANISH

· International Master in BIM Management
· International Master in Design and Construction of Bridges
· International Master in Design of Steel and Composite Building Structures
· Master in Design of Building Structures: Renovation and Pathology Based on Real Interventions

· International Master in Design of Foundations and Retaining Structures
· International Master in Design of Building Structures
· International Master in Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings
· Master in Design of Building Facilities – MEP

· International Master in Construction Management
· Postgraduate in BIM Expert Revit360 Design Modeler
· Postgraduate in BIM Expert Revit360 Project & Construction Manager
· Postgraduate in Design of Air Conditioning Facilities (HVACR)

RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Zigurat nurtures innovation and embraces possibility. We believe in the ongoing development of ingenious processes in e-learning under collaborative cloud platforms, which allow students to recreate real-world workflows around the globe. Our R & D team has developed a number of platforms in different languages that reach more than 56 different countries.

NETWORK

Zigurat’s capacities and standards have enabled us to collaborate with companies, associations and governments globally, which is essential to professional growth. Our aim is to bring both students and professionals to a global business world by developing and training them professionally. For this reason, we collaborate with numerous architectural firms, general contractors, engineering firms, government agencies, professional associations and human resources departments.

ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS

GLOBAL EVENTS PARTNERSHIPS

SOFTWARE COMPANY PARTNERSHIPS

PRIVATE COMPANIES PARTNERSHIPS