We are the BIM Collective Research Group based at Waterford Institute of Technology. We specialize in BIM and BIM related technologies.

What is BIM?

“BIM (Building Information Modeling) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure.” Autodesk


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.

To read more see the About page.

The BIM Collective Research Group has worked with a number of Irish Companies through Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers to promote and further BIM adoption and technologies into the industry.

Innovation Vouchers

“The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland’s public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses. Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider.” Enterprise Ireland

Below is an info graphic showing some of the topics that the BIM Collective have help research for the more than 70 companies in partnership with Enterprise Ireland. To find out more information see Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers page


We are a Autodesk accredited training centre providing courses in a range of Autodesk Software. Below is a  summary of up coming courses that we run at Kilkenny campus and at the WIT Main Campus here in Waterford.

Revit Courses Kilkenny: €495

3 Full day training days run over three consecutive weeks from 9:00am to 5:00pm  starting on the following dates

Revit Architecture Essentials: Tuesday 11t Sept. 2018

Revit Architecture Advanced: Tuesday 2nd Oct. 2018

Revit MEP Essentials: Tuesday 6th Nov. 2018 

Revit Courses Waterford: €495

Evening courses run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm over 8 consecutive weeks. The first 4 weeks of the course have a common syllabus and are run conjointly, whereas the final part of the course splits into the specialised disciplines as separate classes(which may change to a Tuesday or Thursday evening).

Common Revit Essentials Training

Wednesday 12th Sept. 2018
Wednesday 19th Sept. 2018
Wednesday 26th Sept. 2018
Wednesday 3rd Oct. 2018

Specialised Revit Essential; Architecture, Structure and MEP
Wednesday 10th Oct. 2018
Wednesday 17th Oct. 2018
Wednesday 24th Oct. 2018
Wednesday 7th Nov. 2018

For more information and further details see Autodesk Training Centre