In today’s tough economic climate the construction industry faces ever more challenges to become more efficient and integrated. At the forefront of the response to such challenges is the increasing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM is a comprehensive, integrated and efficient approach to design and construction that builds on both architectural knowledge and technological progress. By the drafting, analysis and use of intelligent models, BIM drives the production of more accurate and effective building plans.
The University of Liverpool’s MSc Building Information Modelling (BIM) programme has been developed for students or practitioners from architecture, engineering or construction professions seeking to develop skills in the theory and practice of BIM in design and construction.
The programme is taught by Professor Arto Kiviniemi. Professor Kiviniemi is one of the internationally leading experts in BIM which he has developed both in Finland and internationally since 1996. From 1997-2002 Arto lead the Finnish national R&D programme which created the foundation for Finland’s position as one of the leading countries adopting BIM. In May 2010 he moved to UK, first to the University of Salford, where he initiated the first MSc BIM programme in the UK, and in September 2013 he started in his current position at the University of Liverpool.