Master's in Global BIM Management for Infrastructure Projects

This program offers a practical and comprehensive approach to Building Information Modeling (BIM) for its students. Students are asked to specialize in Roads & Highways, Railways & Metro Lines, Tunnels & Bridges, or Subsurface Utilities and become fully-capable in BIM for infrastructure construction.

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Program Date:
Junio 2019

Duration:
12 months

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Mega-Projects in Roads & Highways, Railways & Metro Lines, Tunnels & Bridges, and Subsurface Utilities.

Leveraging the strategic partnership between Zigurat Global Institute of Technology and  CCC/CCC BIM Academy, this program provides the most advanced education in the field of BIM and digital construction. This way, students become fully capable to take BIM implementation to another level and gain expertise in leading infrastructure management software.

Career Prospects

Our students finish the program better prepared to handle the challenges that the increased digitization of the construction industry has posed. This also makes our students especially valued in big and little firms. As an institute that prides itself on its relationships, we are able to offer exclusive employment opportunities during and after completing the program.

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Academic Content

BLOCK 1. BIM ECOSYSTEM & KEY CONCEPTS
Theme 1: BIM in the AEC Industry
Theme 2: BIM Key Concepts & Overview

BLOCK 2. BIM FOR INFRASTRUCTURE
Theme 1: Introduction to BIM for Roads & Highways
Theme 2: Introduction to BIM for Rails & Metros
Theme 3: Introduction to BIM for Tunnels & Bridges
Theme 4: Introduction to BIM for Subsurface Utilities

BLOCK 3. AUTHORING PLATFORM ENVIRONMENT
Theme 1: 2D Authoring Platform Training
Theme 2: 3D Authoring Platform Training

1. HIGHWAY MODELING:

BLOCK 1: ROAD FUNDAMENTALS
Theme 1: Introduction to Roads & Highways
Theme 2: Introduction to OpenRoads Designer

BLOCK 2: EARTHWORKS MODELING CALCULATIONS
Theme 1: Engineering/Technical introduction
Theme 2: Scope definition
Theme 3: Calculation techniques

BLOCK 3: HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ALIGNMENT
Theme 1: Horizontal alignment
Theme 2: Horizontal curves
Theme 3: Vertical alignment
Theme 4: Vertical curves

BLOCK 4: ROADS AND HIGHWAYS MODELING
Theme 1: Road elements
Theme 2: Embankment modeling
Theme 3: Pavement modeling

BLOCK 5: ADVANCED TOPICS IN HIGHWAY MODELING
Theme 1: Super elevation modeling
Theme 2: Intersection modeling
Theme 3: Type of At-grade intersections
Theme 4: Roundabout modeling

2. RAILWAY MODELING:

BLOCK 1: RAIL FUNDAMENTALS
Theme 1: Rail types
Theme 2: Rail terminology
Theme 3: Introduction to Bentley PowerRails software fundamentals

BLOCK 2: EARTHWORKS MODELING CALCULATIONS
Theme 1: Engineering/Technical introduction
Theme 2: Scope definition
Theme 3: Calculation techniques

BLOCK 3: HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL ALIGNMENT
Theme 1: Track horizontal alignment
Theme 2: Track vertical alignment
Theme 3: Rail Cant (Curves and Super Elevation)

BLOCK 4: SPECIAL TRACKWORK
Theme 1: Definition of special trackworks
Theme 2: Turnouts and crossovers
Theme 3: Special trackwork layouts

BLOCK 5: CROSS SECTION MODELING
Theme 1: Track structure design
Theme 2: Embankment modeling
Theme 3: Track component and materials

3. BRIDGE MODELING:

BLOCK 1: TUNNEL FUNDAMENTALS
Theme 1: Cut And Cover Method
Theme 2: Underground Methods
Theme 3: Introduction To Bentley Openroads Software Fundamentals

BLOCK 2: BRIDGE FUNDAMENTALS
Theme 1: Types Of Bridges
Theme 2: Bridges Terminology
Theme 3: Introduction To Bentley Openbridges Software Fundamentals

BLOCK 3: EARTHWORKS
Theme 1: Engineering/Technical Introduction
Theme 2: Scope Definition
Theme 3: Bim Calculation Techniques

BLOCK 4: HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL AND 3D ALIGNMENT
Theme 1: Horizontal Alignment
Theme 2: Horizontal Curves
Theme 3: Vertical Alignment
Theme 4: Vertical Curves

BLOCK 5: TUNNEL MODELING
Theme 1: Cross Sections For Underground Tbm Tunnel
Theme 2: Cross Sections For Underground Conventional Element
Theme 3: Cross Section Elements For Cut And Cover Tunnels

BLOCK 6: BRIDGE MODELING
Theme 1: Pier Lines
Theme 2: Substructure
Theme 3: Superstructure
Theme 4: Bridge Accessories

4. UNDERGROUND SERVICES MODELING:

BLOCK 1: SUBSURFACE UTILITIES ENGINEERING (SUE) FUNDAMENTALS & AUTHORING PLATFORM ENVIRONMENT
Theme 1: Classification of utilities and scope definition
Theme 2: Wet gravity & pressurized systems
Theme 3: Dry utilities
Theme 4: Introduction to Bentley OpenRoads SUE software fundamentals

BLOCK 2: MODELING WET & DRY UTILITIES
Theme 1: Gravity nodes features & gravity pipes
Theme 2: Pressurized networks pipes & fittings
Theme 3: Modeling pumping Stations/MEP/Other structures
Theme 4: Modeling dry utilities

BLOCK 3: FEATURES DEFINITIONS
Theme 1: Drainage nodes/conduits
Theme 2: Non-drainage nodes/conduits
Theme 3: Dry utility trenches & components

BLOCK 4: ADVANCED TOPICS IN SUE
Theme 1: Creating utilities from graphics and Excel data
Theme 2: Design coordination
Theme 3: Reporting and tables

BLOCK 5: UTILITY BUILDINGS
Theme 1: Generic structures
Theme 2: Plant rooms
Theme 3: Generic MEP equipment

BLOCK 1: BIM FOR CONSTRUCTION – REQUIREMENTS AND DOCUMENTATION
Theme 1: Project specification & documentation
Theme 2: BIM Library & data requirements
Theme 3: Breakdown structures
Theme 4: BIM execution plan

BLOCK 2: QUALITY CONTROL METHODOLOGIES
Theme 1: BIM authoring quality control methods
Theme 2: Data quality

BLOCK 3: INTEGRATED BIM IMPLEMENTATION & DESIGN COORDINATION
Theme 1: Integrated infrastructure  onstruction
Theme 2: Visualization methods
Theme 3: Coordination requirements
Theme 4: Clash detection & conflicts resolution
Theme 5: RFIS and discrepancy identification

BLOCK 4: PLANNING & SITE LOGISTICS
Theme 1: Planning basics and scheduling fundamentals
Theme 2: Schedule simulation / 4D (4D Solution)
Theme 3: Advanced BIM-based planning
Theme 4: Site logistics and constructability

BLOCK 5: ADVANCED PROJECT CONTROLS SYSTEM FUNDAMENTALS
Theme 1: Document management (EDMS)
Theme 2: Estimation – Budget – Cost
Theme 3: Progress capturing

BLOCK 6: C3D / VISUAL PROJECT CONTROLS AND INTEGRATION PLATFORM
Theme 1: Introduction to C3D – C3D interactive capabilities
Theme 2: C3D implementation and integration capabilities
Theme 3: Reporting and tracking construction progress
Theme 4: C3D interactive hands-on workshop

BLOCK 1: PROJECT SCOPE DEFINITION
Theme 1: Project Overview
Theme 2: Program Specialization Scope
Theme 3: Advanced Bim Project Requirements
Theme 4: Project Milestones & Deliverables Plan

BLOCK 2: INTERIM PROJECT DISCUSSION / EVALUATION
Theme 1: Program Specialization
Theme 2: Advanced Bim Project

BLOCK 3: FINAL / PRE-SUBMISSION PROJECT CHECKPOINT
Theme 1: Program Specialization
Theme 2: Advanced Bim Project

Abu Dhabi International Airport

Participants in this program will have the opportunity to visit the Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building site, currently in development by CCC. This project is one of the most relevant and complex infrastructure projects in the world and offers you the exclusive opportunity to complement your education with Zigurat in a practical way. Your class will have the chance to meet one another and together you will observe how numerous construction companies work together with the latest BIM technology, cooperating and collaborating to achieve unprecedented results.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The USD$3.0 billion Abu Dhabi International Airport Midfield Terminal Building project was awarded to the TCA Joint Venture (TCA-JV) of TAV, CCC and Arabtec. The terminal consists of 7 million square feet (650,000 square meters), which includes passenger and cargo facilities, duty-free shops and restaurants. It will more than double passenger capacity at Abu Dhabi International Airport to 47 million people per year. A comprehensive BIM solution has been implemented across all disciplines and stakeholders of the project, unprecedented for a project of this scale.

On-site Visits

International BIM Summit in Barcelona

Alumni from the BIM Master’s programs will gather and meet each other in person after working together throughout the year. Professors from the Master’s programs and other industry experts will meet Zigurat alumni and make speeches about different topics such as the BIM Implementation and Execution Plan, applying BIM to structural projects, standards and case studies.

4 week BIM Summer Camp in Taiwan

During the 4 weeks, students will be able to attend face-to-face classes taught by the best researchers and BIM experts in Taiwan at the NTU. Teachers will share their knowledge and experiences on concepts, principles and BIM implementation strategies for the development of projects in classes and practical workshops. Visits will also be made to Taipei companies and projects.

Faculty Board

  • Issam El-Absi

    Greece

    Master’s Director.
    Owner of BIMMS Management Solutions.

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  • Vivi Perganti

    Greece

    Head of the Athens BIM Center

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  • Ahmad Ezzat

    Egypt

    Head of the Cairo BIM Center

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  • Amjad El-Masri

    Greece

    Senior BIM/Geomatics Engineer

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  • Raed Abdul-Mon'em Hanafieh

    Palestine

    Senior Design Engineer (BIM) / BIM Projects Coordinator

  • Imad Hamdan

    Palestine

    Senior Design Engineer (BIM)

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  • Maria Souladaki

    Greece

    Senior BIM Engineer / Senior Civil Engineer

  • Ioannis Nikolakopoulos

    Greece

    Senior Engineer (BIM) / BIM Projects Coordinator

  • Anastasia Tsagka

    Greece

    Senior BIM/5D Engineer / Architectural Engineer MSc

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Guest Speakers

  • Menno de Jonge

    Director of Digital Construction at the Royal BAM Group in the Netherlands.

  • Pasi Joensuu

    Vice President of Sales at INFRAKIT.

  • Frank Weiss

    Vice President of BIM and Innovation at Oracle’s Aconex.

  • Benito Pérez

    Application Engineer at Bentley Systems.

  • Rafael Riera

    Engineer and Director of the BIM Dept. at Zigurat Global Institute of Technology.

  • Eduardo Cortés

    Senior Application Engineer at Bentley Systems.

  • Dejan Papic

    Advancement Academies Manager at Bentley Systems.

  • Javier Tomás

    Aconex consultant and implementer for large projects.

  • Ashraf Elgabry

    BIM Manager of the Abu Dhabi International Airport Project.

Alumni Success Stories

The students of our masters tell us their experiences with our innovative methodology and how their training in Zigurat has transformed their professional career.

This is just one of many success stories amongst the Zigurat Alumni. Many of our students go to work on internationally renowned companies in the AECO sector. To see more of these cases click on the following link.

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Take BIM to the next level with this Master’s program

Our Unique Learning Method

Our online learning methodology allows you to set your own learning rhythm and also simulates how you will use BIM in your career. This allows you to obtain internationally recognised qualifications from the comfort of your own home while collaborating with team members. Thanks to our innovative online campus, you have the opportunity to meet and speak with other classmates and get to know your teachers through seminars, case challenges, group work, site visits and live or recorded classes.

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International Student Summit

Students and alumni of this program alike will be invited to our yearly Global BIM Networking Summit. Here you can build your network of contacts, get to know students of our different BIM Master’s programs and meet your teachers in person. During the event, you will experience exclusive presentations and enjoy everything that our events have to offer.

The grant that best matches your professional profile

The ability to pay should not be the sole condition for your enrollment. That’s what we believe here at Zigurat and it is the reason we offer different payment options and in some cases grants and financial aid to candidates that demonstrate professional excellence. Recipients of our grants are selected based on their experience and profile.  

Alumni Ambassadors Program

Our students are our top-priority. That is why we have built an extensive network of professionals around the world that will happily speak with you and share their experience in our programs.

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