The professional landscape of the Architectural, Engineering, Construction & Operations (AECO) sector is ever evolving, never has this been more evident than in recent years. The AECO industry is moving towards an integrated approach of “project delivery” between the relevant professionals, i.e. engineers, quantity surveyors, architectural professions and contractors. This is commonly referred to as a BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodology.
To reflect this shift in industry the BIM Collective (BIMC) Research Group was formed in 2013 by three academic staff members; Gordon Chisholm, Robin Stubbs and Brian Dempsey. The group is hosted within the Department of Architecture at Waterford Institute of Technology and purpose of the research group from the outset was to undertake applied research, in partnership with industry, to help facilitate this transition in terms of BIM processes and technologies.
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