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New DIT CPD programme in IT for Site Workers

Posted: 31 May, 2016

A new CPD on Information Technology for Site Workers is the latest upskilling course offered to industry by Dublin School of Architecture at DIT, starting in September 2016.

This part-time upskilling programme is designed for construction site workers. Content will be delivered over one semester, via lectures, practical workshops and tutorials.  

The programme has been structured and resourced to provide a positive student experience, underpinned by best practice curriculum design and appropriate support services. A teacher-to-student ratio has been selected that will ensure good learning and student retention for students who may be quite unfamiliar with many IT concepts and tools.

Increasingly, the information exchange between clients, design teams, builders and finally facility managers is carried out digitally using Information Technology (IT). The growing use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the focus on Lean Construction processes and Building Control Certification are driving this trend while the growing availability of internet access and wireless technologies on Irish building sites are accelerating it at site level.

While the popular H2020-funded Professional Energy Skills in nZEB focuses on delivering Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) for design professionals (at QQI Level 9), this continuous professional development (CPD) programme (at QQI Level 6) is aimed at facilitating the construction of high-quality, NZEB buildings by site workers

To date, the adoption of IT on Irish building sites is uneven but when foremen, supervisors and site managers have developed knowledge and skills in the use of IT through wireless devices the many benefits of BIM, Lean Construction and quality control processes will be fully realised, to the benefit of construction companies and their clients.

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