School of Architecture DIT presents Future Education / Future Practice : BIM in Architecture – Wednesday, 1 June 2016 at 6pm.
The BIM in Architectural Education initiative addresses the need to consciously incorporate knowledge and skills in BIM technologies in to Architectural Education programme so as to prepare graduates for their future careers. Increasingly, architects are less well equipped to act in leadership roles due to increased professional responsibilities and demands. One such demand is that of the increasingly prevalent use of BIM technologies to deliver building projects.
In order to ensure graduate architects are; effective in the professional workplace, able to act in leadership roles, able to collaborate fluently across disciplines, and can excel with digital literacy, we must consider the changes needed in architectural education to appropriately equip them. This initiative seeks to change the culture of the discussion around BIM and seize an opportunity to learn through open discussion and debate.
Guest speakers at the event included leading educators and practitioners Dale Sinclair (Director of Technical Practice, Architecture, AECOM), Peggy Deamer (Assistant Dean & Professor of Architecture, Yale University), Gerard Carty (Co-Director, Grafton Architects), and Arto Kiviniemi (Professor of Digital Architecture & Design, University of Liverpool).