Digital Node travel all over the world and support clients globally when it comes to BIM training and education as well as knowledge share. As a small agile organisation our intention is to support the construction industry in understanding the importance of globalisation which is why we work closely with organisations like the CIOB and BSI.
The month of February brought us to the UK as we have been working with many training organisations to support delivery of training across this region. Digital Node was also founded in the UK so its our home territory! Director Rebecca De Cicco spent her time in this realm by delivering globally aligned BIM course content as well as speaking at BIM Show Live – one of the first BIM events to support the industry in the UK to grow knowledge, share ideas and educate.
Digital Node’s work with the CIOB includes not only the development of BIM Management and technical courses but also the creation of a certification scheme for the two roles which the CIOB. We hope to roll these out in the summer of 2018 as a pilot so get in touch if you would like to find out more. Rebecca built a close relationship with the CIOB in the past and has recently become a fellow or FCIOB; therefore, her connections to the CIOB remain strong and the trip this month supported the strong connection she has with the institute. Rebecca also forms part of the CIOB Digital Technologies and Asset Management special interest group. Digital Node’s commitment to the CIOB remains strong.
Our time in the UK also included a trip up North to Newcastle for BIM Show Live 2018. This was our first time at the event for a number of years and therefore we were very happy to attend to hear about the development of BIM in the UK as well as support the BIM community in their discussions and presentations. It was an exciting event and well organised across the two days. Aside from the snow which seemed to exist across the entire country at that time we were very happy to see how digital is becoming common place in Construction in the UK. We connected with other key partners across the two days including AEC magazine who have supported an ongoing article series on global BIM Adoption – this was also our topic for our presentation on the Global Impacts of BIM. We hope to present the same session as an ongoing series for BIM Show Live and provide regular updates on the impacts of the UK on other regions of the world!
Our time in the UK included working with existing clients, pushing the drive for new business and also connecting to friends and colleagues across the BIM community. We continue to operate our business with clients in this region and hope to grow the organisation in 2018 to support BIM on all fronts.