What is the project about?

The design of elements and environments for construction, engineering and architecture is changing radically in the world thanks to the increasingly massive adoption of BIM (Building Information Model) methodologies and technologies. BIM systems make it possible to share and update knowledge of the status of a construction project, as well as to integrate the aspects of calculation, design, management and visual representation in a single system, so that it is possible to maintain traceability in the different phases and to integrate each element with which it interacts to avoid uncoordinated “information silos”.

The design of building elements and environments is changing radically thanks to the increasingly massive adoption of BIM (Building Information Modelling) methodologies and technologies.

The use of BIM brings an improvement in all dimensions of the construction process:

  1. a) Quality of materials, processes and final work.
  2. b) Compliance with safety standards.
  3. c) Environmental protection.
  4. d) Control of the design and development of the work or building by the authorities.

In vocational training, the level of BIM implementation is extremely low and the available resources are very scarce. However, the construction sector in general is precisely where the need for properly trained professionals is greatest, especially at the higher level, in tertiary vocational training, which is called upon to be the link between designers (architects and engineers) and specialised workers.

Objectives and target groups

This project focuses on the development of a curriculum and training materials for the implementation of BIM in higher vocational training, developing an approach and contents adapted to the curricular level and to the overall scientific and technical knowledge of the students taking these courses, which must be aligned, at the same time, with the needs of the labour market.

The main target groups of the project are:

  • VET students at tertiary level in European countries.
  • VET teachers at tertiary level who want to implement BIM in their classes.
  • Professionals in the field of construction and civil engineering who do not have the necessary competences in this new complete system.
  • Educational authorities at all levels, who will obtain an important resource to update their training programmes.
  • Society in general, as this project will ultimately contribute to the Europe of knowledge.


  • Asociacion Empresarial de Investigación Centro Tecnológico de la Construcción Región de Murcia.
  • Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
  • Atenea projects Lda.
  • Balıkesir university
  • Viesoji Istaiga Vilniaus Statybininku Rengimo Centras