BIM Level 2 for Managers 26 November and 3rd December 2015



BIM is here and someone has to take the lead. The architect is best placed to do so and therefore it is necessary for the architect to understand BIM and how to maximise its use. From the start of April 2016 all larger construction projects procured by the Government Construction Clients will require the use of BIM Level 2. Demand for expertise in BIM is expected to increase steadily over the coming years. In response RSUA has launched BIM Level 2 for Managers as the first of a series of BIM courses to help support construction professionals develop their skills in this field.

Course Content

Stage 0 – Developing an office strategy for PAS91 and BIM, key terminology, overview of standards, the Scope of Services for an Information Manager.

Stage 1 – The importance of setting the BIM goals and defining the BIM uses, preparing a set of Employer Information Requirements, hands on use of the NBS BIM Toolkit, the advantage of 3D briefing from an Employer.

Stage 2 – Management roles within BIM Level 2, preparing pre and post contract BIM Execution Plans, streamlining the workflows to accelerate the program, how to model site works in a BIM Level 2 project, creating a Project Information Model, creating an early construction sequence with models.

Stage 3 and 4 – Deciding what to model to ensure a ‘return on investment’, developing a standard for models within a practice, managing the volumes, creating schedules from a BIM Model,  how to manage quantities in a BIM Level 2 project.

Stage 5 – Reviewing a BIM Model, the use of Sketchup by contractors during construction, creating a construction sequence with a BIM model, monitoring site progress with a BIM model.

Stage 6 – Handing over the Asset Information Model, consideration of fabrication models in the AIM, evaluating the accuracy of an as built model.

Stage 7 – Facilities Management software and BIM, how FM informs the construction process, how to eliminate unnecessary levels of information.

Who should attend?

The training will give managers and directors within an architectural practice hands-on experience of the BIM processes from stage 0 to stage 7 of the RIBA Plan of Work. As the course is aimed at managers the use of the software will be about creating an understanding rather than the mechanics of creating models. The course is designed to give managers a full understanding of BIM Level 2 and how it can be managed within their architectural practice to ensure it impacts positively on time, cost and quality.


Peter is a qualified architect and has been Convenor of RSUA’s Sustainability Committee for the last six years. He managed his own architectural practice for fifteen years designing and managing many successful local construction projects. Peter is a member of the NI BIM Hub Steering Group and currently manages BIM teaching programmes at Southern Regional College and across the further education sector. He provides consultancy support through the college on BIM implementation, use and outputs and has previously delivered numerous BIM training programmes for local consultant design teams and contractors.

Key details

Course duration:       2 days

When:                         9.30am to 5pm on Thursday 26 November 2015 and
Thursday 3 December 2015

Where:                        i3 Business Unit at Southern Regional College, Newry


RSUA Practice Service Scheme members £300 + VAT
RSUA Members £360 + VAT
Non-members £400 + VAT

No of places: 

Places are limited to 12 so early booking is strongly advised.

How to book:

Contact Julia Leaker (Mon, Wed, Fri) or Jeanette Hedley (Tue, Thurs) to book. Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast,BT7 1NZ