FEATURES

Program Date:
October 17, 2018

Duration:
12 months (600 hours evaluable)

In collaboration with:
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Method of delivery:
Online & On-site BIM Networking Week (Optional)

 

International Summit:

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BIM Week consists of coming together with other participants from all over the world, getting to know professors of your study program (not all will attend), presenting the best projects and more to be announced closer to the date.

Program Paths:

These three software programs are the most universal and systematically correct platforms for BIM modeling. You will be required to work with two of them throughout the program (although it could be three, if a student is interested, within the same price range). These three chief platforms will enable you to further develop skills and expertise as a successful BIM Manager.

Temporary Licenses:
Revit (Autodesk), ArchiCAD (Graphisoft), AECOsim (Bentley), Tekla (Trimble), Vico (Trimble), Solibri, dRofus, Dynamo, Navisworks (Autodesk), Synchro, DDS-CAD, Robot (Autodesk), CYPECAD (Cype), CYPECAD MEP (Cype), Arquimedes (Cype), Presto (RIB Spain), dalux, Vectorworks, Green Building Studio (Autodesk), BIMx (Graphisoft) and more.

BIM Servers:
Revit Server (Autodesk), ArchiCAD BIM Server (Graphisoft), ProjectWise (Bentley Systems), BIMcollab.

Project Management Platform:
Online

International Projects:
Program studies and virtual building projects will be executed by international teams together with collaborative partners from all over the world. Some of these projects are actual case studies while others are virtual projects.

Certified by:

Members of:

Jobs:
More than 200 job offers are available for BIM Managers in 20+ countries. Our HR Advisors work to ensure that the best candidates get the right jobs.

OVERVIEW

Behind every great building there are professionals whose job is to introduce concept methodologies into a building’s construction plans, in order to make the project successful.

BIM is changing the way projects evolve around the world, how they begin and conclude, whether an entire project or a specific BIM implementation plan in a big or small company. This emerging practice is the result of progress in the AECO (Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations) industry, requiring new mindsets, processes and technological proficiencies to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

This global certification program is developed together with BIM Freelance (our academic partners), as well as leading BIM practitioners, professors and architectural firms with long histories in BIM implementation, counting more than 20 years of experience in the AECO industry . In addition, our range of hand-picked teaching professors is outstanding, with lecturers from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Africa.

This program is designed to prepare architecture, engineering and construction sector professionals. Participants with various levels of experience will successfully learn BIM methodologies, implement them and work in highly effective teams with other professionals in the AECO industry. The program consists of more than 600 hours of streaming masterclasses and webinars, video tutorials, recorded lectures, technical documentation and real international projects using collaborative methodology.

After a successfully completing of five editions for the Spanish and LATAM markets and two editions for Portugal and Brazil, BIM Freelance has grown globally due to an immense market demand. They have finally fulfilled their aspirations to further develop BIM expertise with this first edition of the Global BIM Management Certification Program.

Nº 1 RECOMMENDED BIM MANAGER PROGRAM IN THE WORLD

A Global BIM Management Certification Program minimizes time spent away from work while maximizing your learning experience

Our program is taught in three different languages: English, Spanish and Portuguese

800 hours of online certification program

On-site BIM Networking Week (optional)

100+ global professors from 15+ countries

400+ newly qualified BIM Managers a year

Participants from 40+ countries working in international teams

Four chief software programs: Revit, ArchiCAD, AECOsim

24+ software programs taught

100+ collaborative companies and 10+ partnerships

250+ job offers accepted within six months after completing the program

THE BENEFITS OF THE GLOBAL BIM CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Robin McAdoo, student of the 2018 edition of the Global Master BIM Management Certification Program, explains the benefits that the program has provided to her.

STUDENT PROFILE

Median age:
30 – 45 years

Professional expirience:
5+

Average Salary:
USD 65K – USD 80K

WHAT ARE THE MAIN USES OF BIM?

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Jose Carlos Lino, the master’s director and CEO of Netwon Engineering explains the main applications of BIM during the project lifecycle.

THE ROLE OF THE BIM MANAGER

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Mohsen Far and Ioanna Alsasua, lecturers of the master explain the role and the key responsibilities of a BIM Manager.

RESULTS

The Global BIM Management Certification Program prepares the participants to lead a new business paradigm in the AECO industry. During this program, the participants learn how to handle the newest digital tools that can be applied to the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. This is achieved through the integrated practice of IPD – Integrated Project Delivery. In collaboration with multidisciplinary partners worldwide, numerous real international projects are accomplished using various software (Revit, ArchiCAD and AECOsim) and a platform for project management. In addition to this, participants learn how to implement and manage BIM systems in high-performance teams, both in small businesses (Little BIM) and large corporations (Big BIM).

The goal of this program, designed for architects and engineers who have background knowledge in building projects, is to fully certify and authorize participants in the field of BIM Management. This program is certified by Autodesk, Bentley, Graphisoft and CanBIM, in accordance with the international standards. The Global BIM Management Certification Program has achieved the Educational Certification Level 3.0 from Canada BIM Council, which is the highest level applicable. This certification is recognized worldwide and complies with the BIM standards stipulated in Canada and the United Kingdom.

“The important component about Zigurat is the depth of their programs, the amount of courses, the fact that they are in more than one language and the faculty role”

Pietro Ferrari, Education and Research Committee at Canada BIM Council

A BIM Manager oversees a whole building’s lifecycle, making sure that all elements of the model are in accordance with a Project Execution Plan, and working collaboratively with all the teams involved in the construction project. A BIM Manager must anticipate any challenges to a project, as well as keep costs down and improve overall workflow and efficiency.

Understanding model-based delivery and task automation, BIM Managers are responsible for technical administration and project performance. A BIM Manager works extensively with all the stakeholders of a building project:

· Owners
· Developers
· Architects
· Construction Managers and Project Managers
· Contractors and Subcontractors
· Designers
· Facility Managers
· Other Specialists

THE USE OF BIM IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET

“A BIM Manager is clearly going to be a person who has to be at the middle of this complex structure. They will be a main part of a project, involved from start to finish”

Jaime Crespo. Business Manager at i-aplicada. Nemetschek Consultant.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The building industry is an extremely broad field, encompassing large numbers of apprenticeships, as well as skilled and managerial construction trade occupations. There are numerous examples of professionals who received promotions or enjoyed wider job opportunities after completing the Global BIM Management Certification Program.

"CHOOSE A CAREER THAT’S BUILT TO LAST"

INTERNATIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Zigurat offers international employment opportunities to participants in its Global BIM Management Certification program. In this video, Enrollment Advisor Dovilé Stazyte and Manager of Global Programs Enrollment Justin Aungst speak about these international job opportunities that are available to participants thanks to Zigurat’s agreements with human resource companies around the world.

PARTICIPANTS' JOB POSITIONS AFTER COMPLETING THE GLOBAL BIM MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

35%

ARCHITECTS

23%

ENGINEERS

23%

CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / GENERAL CONTRACTORS

16%

OTHERS

3%

DIGITAL MODELERS

AVERAGE SALARIES PER COUNTRIES IN BIM MANAGEMENT:

United States:
100.000USD – 130.000USD

Chile:
25.000USD – 45.000USD

UK:
60.000USD – 90.000USD

Germany:
85.000USD – 115.000USD

France:
50.000USD – 80.000USD

South Africa:
30.000USD – 60.000USD

Dubai:
130.000USD – 160.000USD

Singapore:
65.000USD – 95.000USD

Hong Kong:
60.000USD – 90.000USD

Australia:
95.000USD – 125.000USD

Note: USD = U.S. Dollars

On average, post-certification starting salaries rise by 23.50% within two years after completing the Global BIM Management Certification Program through Zigurat & BIM Freelance.

SUCCESS STORIES

ALEJANDRA MONTESDEOCA

Project Manager and BIM Champion Student. London (United Kingdom).

Alejandra Montesdeoca is an architect from the Canary Islands, Spain. After finishing her career, she moved to Germany where she discovered her passion for project management. Now she’s working as a BIM Champion in a consultancy company in London.

GOKUL EASWARAN

BIM Architect Student. Chennai (India).

As an entrepreneur and a knowledge seeker, Gokul Easwaran from India has been on the hunt for a holistic framework for delivering BIM education for some time. He recently stumbled upon Zigurat Global Institute of Technology, where he is currently participating in the Global BIM Management Certification Program.

NEELS VAN ZYL

BIM Specialist Student. Christchurch (New Zealand).

Neels van Zyl has 23 years’ experience in AEC industry and 17 years’ experience in BIM software training and implementation. Leading the modeling team in 2 major projects in Dubai one being the Atlantis on the Palm Island and the other Old Town Dubai (Palace Downtown, Souk Al Bahar, Impact Hub Dubai).
Neels is currently driving the BIM implementation on the South Island of New Zealand with Hawkins a tier 1 construction company.

ROBIN MCADOO

Architect Landscape Student. Singapore.

Robin McAdoo is a Landscape Architect from New York that some years ago decided to move to Singapore with her family. The thing she value most about the Global BIM Management Certification Program is the depth of knowledge that the professors have.

MARTA PALARÉS

Quantity Surveyor Student in London (United Kingdom).

Marta Pallarés is an architectural technician and quantity surveyor from Spain. After finishing her degree she moved to London and started to work as a QS. She picked our program because she needed a Master that allowed her to work and study at the same time

IGNACIO SUQUE

BIM Manager Student in Doha (Qatar).

Ignacio Suque moved from Spain to Doha looking for new professional opprtunities. He is an Architect and Mechanical Engineer but has gone one step forward in his career becoming a BIM Specialist with the Global BIM Management Certification Program.

JESÚS MARTÍNEZ

BIM Manager Student in London (United Kingdom).

Jesús Martínez, Building Engineer and BIM Manager at Lesterose Builders (UK), was a participant of the 3rd edition of the International Master in BIM Management of Zigurat and BIM Freelance. This success story illustrates how BIM is used in a £155M project in London and how Zigurat’s program has enabled him to become the BIM Manager of the company.

ACADEMIC CONTENT

MODULE 1. BIM SPECIALIST

The purpose of this module is to prepare the participant to become a specialist in BIM and the industry’s major technological tools, and to maintain a cross-sectional view of BIM throughout the lifecycle of a building. At the beginning of the program, the participant must choose at least two study paths to take: Revit (Autodesk), ArchiCAD (Graphisoft), AECOsim (Bentley Systems) and Allplan (Nemetschek).

During the first module, the participant will learn how to develop an advanced building model working collaboratively. This will help the participant understand how to manage BIM servers, workflows and roles, and define competency profiles required by a BIM project. In addition, the participant will learn to deal with advanced simulations of BIM projects, based on the IPD philosophy.

The participant will also learn how to apply leading software to advanced management in different engineering and architectural areas such as VDC (virtual design and construction), cost control, energy analysis, MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and structural design.

From the very first day, the participant will develop construction projects while working on international collaborative teams. Participants and tutors will work together through a collaborative project management platform on cloud servers managed by BIM Freelance.

SECTION 1. COORDINATION SKILLS

· Topic 1: BIM A1 – Digital Model

· Topic 2: BIM B1 – Collaborative Teamwork

SECTION 2. DESIGN SKILLS

· Topic 1: BIM A2 – Model Documentation

· Topic 2: BIM A3 – Advanced Modelling

SECTION 3. ENGINEERING SKILLS

· Topic 1: BIM B2 – 2E Interoperability

· Topic 2: BIM B3 – Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) / Structural Interoperability

MODULE 2. BIM EXPERT

In this new module, participants will enter the territory of the BIM Expert, and will acquire the necessary skills to enter the world of BIM as a pro.

It will focus first on the competence of the Information Manager. The tools available for checking information modeling (control collision), management and quality control of information, and the organization and management of communications and documentation of all participants will form a large part of the project. In addition, the role of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), planning tools, and enterprise resource management will be discussed from the perspective of the construction industry.

The program content is based on the objects development competencies, with various paths of the program specializing in Revit, ArchiCAD, AECOsim and Allplan. These enable the participant to understand the object library in the project organization and management in collaborative environments. These are taught along with the development of the objects adapted to the peculiarities of the various BIM platforms and the use of web platforms with downloadable objects.

Finally, the module will address competencies in organizations, including the design, implementation and continuous improvement of the organization’s style guidelines, project standards and BIM templates, in addition to the knowledge and management of various BIM protocols.

SECTION 1. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SKILLS

· Topic 1: BIM C1 – Information Management. Rule-Based Model Checking

SECTION 2. SKILLS IN COORDINATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF OBJECTS

· Topic 1: BIM C2 – BIM Objects Development. BIM libraries Management

SECTION 3. ORGANIZATION SKILLS

· Topic 1: BIM C3 – Style Guidelines. Standards and Protocols

MODULE 3. BIM MANAGEMENT

Once the participant has acquired skills in BIM implementation within an organization, the participant will have the opportunity to deepen his understanding of BIM management. This will allow the participant to realize the full potential of collaborative work that enables integrated practice through an appropriate strategy and management of BIM projects.

The BIM Manager should be familiar with the collaborative culture, the characteristics of collaborative organizations and the concept of co-design. It is essential to identify the processes and information progress during the lifecycle of construction, to ensure good communication, quality information and optimal planning. The participant will be prepared to handle and select classification standards, created to describe a construction and property, and to allow the exchange of information beyond the variations and nuances of language. In addition, the module will cover the IDM (Information Delivery Manuals), BIM protocols proposed by various countries and classification systems such as Uniclass and OmniClass.

The lifecycle of the integrated project runs through design, bidding, construction and operation, and in each of these steps the organization must handle an increasing level of complexity. The participant will learn the integrated procedures for addressing these phases, both IPD and LEAN, with a goal to optimize processes, improve competitiveness and increase the value delivered to the customer, ­while internalizing the culture of quality, process control, systematization of analysis models and continuous improvement.

Finally, the participant, with the strategic vision of a BIM Manager, will develop a BIM Project Execution Plan (BPEP). In it, the objectives for the use of BIM will be identified in the lifecycle of construction, the execution of project processes will be mapped, specified communication procedures will be made, and exchanges of information between the various BIM agents (responsible for content and level of detail) and infrastructure (technology, contracts, quality control, etc.) will be defined to support the BIM project.

SECTION 1. AECO IN THE DIGITAL ERA

· Topic 1: AECO in the Digital Era
· Topic 2: Information, Information, Information

SECTION 2. EXECUTION PLAN FOR BIM

· Topic 1: BEP as Memorandum
· Topic 2: Applying BEP at all Levels of the Organization
· Topic 3: Implementation of BEP

SECTION 3. IDM. BIM PROTOCOL

· Topic 1: IDM. Industry Delivery Manuals. Building Smart ISO Standard
· Topic 2: BIM Protocols
· Topic 3: Uniclass and Omniclass
· Topic 4: Life Cycle of the Integrated Practice
· Topic 5: Organization Standards

SECTION 4. COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

· Topic 1: Cultural Collaboration
· Topic 2: Virtuality and its Consequences
· Topic 3: Cooperative Design
· Topic 4: Characteristics of Collaborative Organizations
· Topic 5: Types of Collaborative Organizations

SECTION 5. QUALITY CONTROL

· Topic 1: Culture of Quality
· Topic 2: Analysis and Information Processes
· Topic 3: Implementing Efficient Quality Control

SECTION 6. BIM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES

· Topic 1: The Change as the Usual Working Environment
· Topic 2: Internalization of Design as a Process of Information
· Topic 3: IPD: Integrated Project Delivery
· Topic 4: Customer-Oriented Design
· Topic 5: Compliance with ISO as an Internal Commitment
· Topic 6: Continuous Improvement as a Philosophy of Survival

MODULE 4. BIM IMPLEMENTATION

In this module, the participant will delve into the knowledge and skills of a BIM Mananger, as chief technology officer and change agent. This is where participants learn the implementation at its best, with organizations that have BIM processes and skills at their core.

It is therefore important to have a clear vision of the AECO industry in the digital age, knowing the central role of information in BIM technology throughout the lifecycle of a building or infrastructure. Additionally, the participant will learn how BIM technology can provide tools and fundamentals for sustainable urban development and sustainable strategic methodologies all over the world. This module will also provide context and perspective on the state of BIM – namely the top-down national strategies of major countries – and will raise awareness of the complementary role that BIM Managers play in a bottom-up strategy.

The BIM Manager will familiarize him/herself with the various levels of BIM expertise, ranging from information uncontrolled CAD (BIM Level 0), through interoperability and collaboration models to reach BIM Level 3, integrated practice, or integrated BIM (IBIM).

Eventually, the participant will acquire professional knowledge about the characteristics of large and small organizations (Big BIM and Little BIM), and the key role of individuals and teams in their conversion. The participant will also learn to systematically and efficiently analyze and understand each organization, to define the precise implementation process and design the new approach.

Lastly, the BIM Manager has the duty to build a team with BIM experience, which the organization needs to meet its new challenges, and to transmit and grow a collaborative culture with an eye toward the future of the industry. This is aimed at shaping the objectives and process of the BIM implementation plan, which involves developing and training people in organizations to provide support and assistance on the path to change.

SECTION 1. THE ROLE AND MARKET OF THE BIM MANAGER

· Topic 1: The Role of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
· Topic 2: Big BIM & Little BIM

SECTION 2. BIM IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (BIP)

· Topic 1: Presentation

SECTION 3. IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGIES

· Topic 1: Obstacles in the Way
· Topic 2: General Conditions of a Typical Implementation
· Topic 3: Emotional Intelligence
· Topic 4: Methods to Facilitate the Change
· Topic 5: The Keys to a Successful Implementation… and Our Own Success

SECTION 4. ORGANIZATION ANALYSIS

· Topic 1: Organization Inventory
· Topic 2: Organization Assessment
· Topic 3: Time and Cost Conditions
· Topic 4: Assets of the Organization
· Topic 5: BIM Report
· Topic 6: Businesses and BIM

SECTION 5. DESIGNING THE ENVIRONMENT

· Topic 1: Organizational Market Profile
· Topic 2: Team Resources
· Topic 3: ROI Methodology
· Topic 4: Overview of Software and Solutions
· Topic 5: Selection of a Combination of Software Programs
· Topic 6: Evolution of Tools
· Topic 7: BIM Consultancy
· Topic 8: BIM Implementation Project. Marketing and Positioning
· Topic 9: Applying BIM: Now or Never
· Topic 10: Contract for BIM Implementation

SECTION 6. BUILDING A TEAM

· Topic 1: People as the Most Valuable Resource
· Topic 2: Collaborative Culture

PROGRAM PATHS

OTHER SOFTWARE

BIM SERVERS

PLATFORMS & SOFTWARE

BIM isn’t only software. A BIM Manager must know BIM from a wide range of applications to be competitive. Director of the program, Antonio Tort, and lecturer Vladimir Domínguez speak about the need to know how to work with different software and collaborative platforms from the perspective of a BIM Manager.

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THE KEY DOCUMENT FOR A BIM PROJECT, THE BEP

Jose Carlos Lino, the master’s director and CEO of Netwon Engineering explains what is the BIM Execution Plan and which are the main objectives of this document.

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FACULTY BOARD

DIRECTORS

Jose Carlos Lino
Portugal

Owner of BIMMS Management Solutions

“TRAINING THE BEST BIM PROFESSIONALS IN THE WORLD, WE ARE BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE”

Antonio Tort
United States

BIM Freelance CEO

“BIM IS NOT AN OPTION,
IT IS THE NATURAL EVOLUTION OF THE AECO INDUSTRY”

LECTURERS

Bill East
United States

Owner – Prairie Sky Consulting
Director, The COBie Academy – University of Florida

Bill East is the owner of Prairie Sky Consulting, a company that supports owners and contractors in the management of information during the project life cycle. Bill is the founder and director of the COBie Academy at the University of Florida. During his time with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), he shepherded it in to the National Building Information Model (NBIMS-US) standard, and is still heavily involved in COBie, including the latest update. Bill has been the Government Civil Engineer of the Year and has worked as program manager at the Engineer Research and Development Center identifying, defining and solving problems resulting in reductions in cost and time, and improvements to the quality of public facility acquisitions and operations. Bill has also been adjunct lecturer at University of Illinois teaching the Critical Path Method (CPM). Bill is a member of the buildingSMART alliance and chair of the technical committee of the National BIM Standard and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Patrick May
United States

Digital Design Coordinator at Walker Warner Architects
Architect

Mario Ortega
Spain

Managing Director at BIMobject Spain
Founder and CEO MOG Architects

Manuel Bouzas
Spain

Founding partner and Director at EasyBIM
Founding Partner at Bouzas Regojo Arquitectos

Jaime Crespo Caro
Germany

Business manager of i-aplicada
Nemetschek Consultant

Jared Banks
United States

Architect & Writer
Shoegnome, LLC

Jared Banks is the founder of Shoegnome, a company that promotes the use of BIM in residential firms. Jared is a licensed architect and writer. He has written over 800 articles about BIM, ARCHICAD and the relationship between the practice of architecture and technology. He also writes for the official Graphisoft North America blog. Jared has worked as BIM Manager at various architecture firms such as SALA Architects, Nelson Tremain Partnership, Aaron Parker & Associates, and Gensler. He is involved in several organizations, such as the national advisory group at AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architect’s Network) and an organizer for ARCHICAD user groups.

Vladimir Domínguez
United Kingdom

Consultant in Building Technology Services at BIM Freelance
Assistant Tutor at Robert Gordon University

Mohsen Far
Cyprus

Co-founder and CEO at SIMBIM™
President of PhD Network Committee at European Real State Society
Researcher / PhD Candidate at UPC

Decio Ferreira
United Kingdom

Senior Consultant Partner at LinkBIM
Revit and AutoCAD Consultant
BIM Coordinator at Foster + Partners

Pedro Martín
Spain

Digital Content Manager at BIMobject
Consultant at BIM WIP
AECOsim Building Designer Instructor

Jeffrey W. Ouellette
United States

Senior Product Specialist – Vectorworks

Jeffrey W. Ouellette is a senior product specialist at Vectorworks, influencing the understanding of CAD and BIM technologies. Before that, he was a content developer and BIM specialist at the same company, doing research on topical BIM technologies, processes, standards and workflows, including competitors’ analysis, strategic partner solutions and the implementation of the “Open BIM” concept in Vectorworks. Jeffrey is a licensed architect and has been the project manager in several architecture firms during his career. He has participated in important BIM projects such as the National BIM Standard (NBIMS-US), the AIA TAP BIM Standards, Open BIM Education and Implementation and buildingSMART International IFC, among others. Jeffrey is involved in various organizations such as chair at buildingSMART International alliance, and he is also in the advisory group of the American Institute of Architects.International IFC among others. Jeffrey is involved in some organizations as chair at buildingSMART International and Alliance, and in the advisory group at the American Institute of Architects.

Ioanna Alsasua
Spain

Co-founder and COO at SIMBIM™
Official Distributor at SIMBIM™ ArchiCenter
BIM + ArchiCAD Instructor

Javier Neila
Spain

Professor at UPM. Architect
Author of the book “Bioclimatic Looks at Popular Architecture of the World”

José Emilio Nogues Mediavilla
Spain

CEO at Arqteam
Organizer of bimtecnia international summit
Organizer of BIM Competition Spain

Jacob D’Albora
United States

Director of BIM-FM Services
Associate Vice-President at McVeigh & Mangum Engineering, Inc.

Susan Keenliside
Canada

President and CEO at S8 Inc.
Chair at NBIMS-US Product Development Subcommittee

Susan Keenliside is president and CEO at S8 Inc., a BIM consultancy specialized in advisoring, strategies, planning and technical matters. Susan is a member of buildingSMART Canada and is involved in many organizations, including her role as chair of the NBIMS-US Product Development Subcommittee and on the technical advisory committee at the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC). Susan has worked in the field of BIM for many years in several companies; she worked as technical BIM advisor at Defence Construction Canada, BIM implementation specialist at BIM Solutions and as BIM consultant at HOK. Susan is a licensed architect and has LEED AP certification from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC).

Nuno Pires
Portugal

CEO at ImasD Consult
Consultant at ImasD Consult

Rodrigo Rubio
Spain

Freelance BIM Manager and Consultant
Co-Director at 24 StudioLAB

William Lau T Y
Singapore

BIM Consultant and Principal at William Lau Architects
Past President at buildingSMART Singapore Chapter

Eilif Hjelseth
Norway

Associate Professor at Oslo and Akershus University College
of Applied Sciences (HiOA)
Department of Civil Engineering and Energy Technology
Educational Coordinator in buildingSMART Norway

Andrew Lopez
Australia

Director of Validation Services at Solibri Iberia and UK
Managing Director at Graphisoft Spain and Latin America

Andrew Lopez is an expert on BIM model validation for quality assured data and design management. He has previous experience as a real estate investment consultant, adding value to existing sites and redeveloping existing buildings. This included feasibility analysis, financial assessment, product development, tenanting and the final sale to investors.

“MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, BIM IS COLLABORATION AND OUR PROGRAM IS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE MOST OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD, SHARING THEIR EXPERTISE FOR YOUR KNOWLEDGE”

GRANTS

Zigurat and BIM Freelance promote diversity within the profession through career-oriented grant funding. Participants that meet the study criteria can apply. Grant recipients will be selected based on their background and professional excellence. Since its inception, the grant fund has assisted over 200 participants in our programs. Applicants may only apply for one grant, so please think carefully and choose the grant that best matches your professional profile.

The following grants are provided by Zigurat & BIM Freelance:

1. INTERNATIONAL GRANT FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Zigurat and BIM Freelance have a social responsibility to provide equal business opportunities worldwide. Aware of the difficulties in accessing world-class education programs, we offer grants to individuals and companies from developing countries.

This program has a goal of international diversification. Due to this, four grants will be distributed by country in each edition of the Global BIM Management Certification Program (which can vary according to special cases).

ELIGIBILITY

The International Grant for participants from Developing Countries is designed for global applicants who currently work or lead a team in an international environment. Aspiring professionals who have worked full-time for at least one year are encouraged to apply.

ASIA

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

AFRICA

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA

Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican, Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, Saint Barthélemy, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay,Venezuela

2. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP GRANT

Zigurat and BIM Freelance have a social responsibility in the construction sector. Therefore we provide resources to individuals or companies that demonstrate an interest in entrepreneurship, i.e. new business projects related to specialized professional fields .

Business projects will be evaluated by an international committee, and needs will be determined based on the achievement of the objectives of a proposed business project.

When applying for these grants, you should include all the documentation required, and dedicate plenty of time writing your application. Be sure to meet the deadlines and follow correct application procedures. To learn more about the grant programs, get in touch with your Enrollment Advisor or contact us directly through the online application form.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Please provide the following information in writing:
· The name of your organization
· Your resume with your current job title
· A cover letter

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications for the International Grant from Developing Countries and the Entrepreneurship and Leadership Grant are open until the program starting date. Your application and submission of supporting documents are to be completed with your Enrollment Advisor by email, phone or online. Contact your Enrollment Advisor for the online application and for more detailed information on the grant.

Applications must be completed by the applicant personally. The Enrollment Advisor will ask you to send scanned application documents to [email protected] or complete the Application Form online.

METHODOLOGY
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Zigurat has been providing online professional development masters and certification programs for more than 15 years. We have developed the most advanced teaching methodology in the AECO industry in order to keep you updated with the latest skills and innovations.

More than 90% of our students are working professionals. With this in mind, our programs have been developed with a blended methodology that takes all of the things that you know and love about a traditional full time university program and combines it with the convenience that can only be found in an online program.

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Zigurat has been providing online professional development masters and certification programs for more than 15 years. We have developed the most advanced teaching methodology in the AECO industry in order to keep you updated with the latest skills and innovations.

More than 90% of our students are working professionals. With this in mind, our programs have been developed with a blended methodology that takes all of the things that you know and love about a traditional full time university program and combines it with the convenience that can only be found in an online program.

COMPLETE FLEXIBILITY

We have designed this program with complete flexibility in mind. If you miss a class due to work, other studies, illness or holidays, or any other personal reason, you do not need to worry. All of the program content is posted online to our virtual campus, where you will be able to access it at any time that is convenient for you. Worried about missing out on a discussion? All presentations/activities/readings/etc. have their own discussion forum where you can leave any comments or questions and the lecturers will be available to answer you directly.

COLLABORATION & GLOBAL NETWORKING

These projects give you a very unique chance for international networking and collaboration with other professionals from more than 50 countries. Our project management platform also acts as a social platform where you can see all of the participants in the program, including a brief biography and some background information. We always encourage students to cooperate and collaborate in order to build upon the skills that each participant brings to the program.

LIVE SEMINARS

During the program, live seminars will be done where lecturers and students will be able to debate key aspects of the implementation of technologies and new ways of information management.

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