BIM Collective Research Group

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 Introduction

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

Innovation Vouchers

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

Autodesk Training Center

We are a Autodesk accredited training center providing courses in a range of  Autodesk Software.

The next round of courses will be starting Wednesday 6th September and to finish Wednesday the 25th October, which will be  8 nights of courses running from  6 – 9 pm.

  • Revit Architecture: Essentials: €495
  • Revit Architecture: Advanced: €495
  • Revit Structures: Essentials: €495
  • Revit Structures: Advanced: €495

Also Starting Wednesday 11th October and to finish Wednesday the 25th October  running on 3 nights between 6 – 9 pm:

  • Advanced BIM Visualisation: €600

For further information Contact Gordon Chisholm by email or mobile 086 272 0086.