BIM Strategy and Concepts (ACM015) and BIM Application (ACM016)

The Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University provides industry led undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to highly relevant awards and degrees. Situated on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK, the university provides facilities that will have a real influence on your capacity to learn.
The teaching staff have an outstanding reputation for quality and academic research and their track record in graduate employment is the best in Scotland. Their range of degree courses include online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in subjects as diverse as art and design, management and engineering.
Resonating through our culture is the desire to foster collaborative relationships with local, regional and global communities to develop socially responsible citizens and promote ethical behaviour.
Robert Gordon University offer two distinct CPD modules:

  • BIM Strategy and Concepts (ACM015)
  • BIM Application (ACM016)

Learning will take place through the University virtual campus (CampusMoodle) with a mix of online lectures, tutorials and self guided study. Each topic within the module will have a number of self required and obligatory activities aimed at emphasising the learning. You will also contribute to a number of discussion forums on particular subject matter and case studies.
The university welcomes applicants holding an honours degree in architecture, architectural technology, surveying, engineering, planning or any associated discipline. The course may also be of interest to graduates from a design background, including interior design and product design. They also welcome applications from people working in industry, where they recognise practical experience as an entry qualification to the CPD programme.
The modules are assessed through coursework assignment, including where appropriate group working activities.
Both formative and summative (graded) feedback is provided through their online system. In addition, students are encouraged to engage in online discussion with other students, which we have found provides an excellent way to give and receive feedback as studies progress. 
Cost/fee for attendance: £600 per module
Address: The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture & Built Environment, The Sir Ian Wood Building, Riverside East, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen AB10 7GJ UK
Name of CPD contact: Professor Richard Laing
T: 01224 263716

How Virtual Reality saves time and resources (VR for Architecture)

How Virtual Reality saves time and resources (VR for Architecture)

To demonstrate how the sensation of actually being inside a building makes VR a powerful and money saving tool for communicating design intent.


  • To explain how virtual reality works for architectural technologists and designers.
  • To demonstrate the benefits of virtual reality to architectural technologists and designers 
  • To understand the benefits of adopting model based design, including mobile communication via iOS and Android.
  • To enable architectural technologists and designers to competently decide whether to adopt virtual reality for specific projects.
  • To inform architectural technologists and designers of current practices and developments in model based technology.

Delivery: Blended approach using face to face presentations and web based online workshops
Intended audience: Architectural studios and CIAT members aiming to learn about VR and the latest model based technology

Cost/fee for attendance : There is a nominal fee of £10.00 each delegate for the VR viewer

Applecore Designs Limited have over 20 years’ experience, in implementing innovative design software and solutions for the construction industry and in delivering training programmes at all levels, to support understanding. Our client base ranges from smaller businesses to multi-discipline design studios across the UK. We regularly deliver presentation sessions for CIAT and RIBA members. Our training and coaching courses are aimed at users of all abilities, offering a more coherent, consistent and quality learning experience.
Address: The Courtyard, 10 The Square, Alvechurch, Birmingham, B48 7LA
Name of CPD contact: Scott Berry
T : 0121 447 7788

All about BIM Level 2 (films) — Here you will find access to three free modules followed by a short quiz to test your knowledge amounting to 90 minutes CPD

BIM Level 2: Module 1 - Gives an overview of the rationale behind the use of BIM and demonstrates problems that can be avoided. Running time 9:29

BIM Level 2: Module 2 - Looks at the challenges and some of the drivers for change within the Global industry. Also introduces HMG Construction Strategy. Running time 10:41

BIM Level 2: Module 3 - Looks at core documents, online tools and templates to support the implementation of BIM Level 2. Running time 11:00

Now test your knowledge by clicking here to take the short quiz.