Throughout April, Digital Node Director, Rebecca De Cicco, delivered a series of BIM courses to Nikken Sekkei – an architectural, planning and engineering practice based in Japan, with headquarters in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

We ran a series of virtual classrooms over four weeks in partnership with BSI Asia Pacific. The curriculum was varied and included training on the strategic implementation of BIM, ISO 19650, PAS 1192-3, COBie and the Digital Built Britain agenda.

Rebecca said: “It was an exciting set of courses to deliver, with over 50 delegates attending virtually and engaging in interactive learning sessions.

“Our knowledge in the global BIM arena is vast and we realised that there are opportunities in Japan and an appetite for BIM, looking to the UK and its methodology as guidance.”

Nikken Sekkei delivers large scale commercial assets on behalf of their clients. They are eager to understand how BIM can benefit and influence the way they design and deliver these projects.

Implementation of BIM in Japan is varied, with guidance delivered to industry in an ad hoc and inconsistent fashion. As Nikken have projects globally, they are very much on board with how the ISO 19650 suite can also help them to deliver.

We look forward to supporting BSI Asia Pacific further in the coming months and delivering both virtual and face to face courses (when it’s safe to do so once more).