Belfast MET takes centre stage in Italy

Belfast Met energy project BIMcert was centre stage in Italy recently at the ‘Sustainable Places 2019’ event in Cagliari.

SP2019’s focus was on designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.

Keynote speaker Paul McCormack, Belfast Met’s BIMcert Programme Manager highlighted how the market demand for upskilling will empower the use of BIM in construction.

BIMcert is a European wide project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme. The project aims to provide a training and qualification for the skills required to support the implementation of BIM (Building Information Modelling) across the construction chain.

“We want to engage with the entire construction sector supply chain to raise awareness of how BIMcert can drive sustainable energy efficiency at all stages of the process,” said Paul McCormack.

“The aim is to develop a European Framework recognised and accredited with BIMcert’s learning modules. BIM is a digital platform to optimise the building lifecycle and I hope to learn from the Italian construction experience.”