HONG KONG, March 31, 2020 — (PRNewswire) — The Construction Industry Council (CIC) today announced that CIC will expand the current CIC Building Information Modelling (BIM) Certification and Accreditation Schemes (the Schemes) by launching the Certification of BIM Coordinators and Accreditation of BIM Coordinator Courses.
Ir Albert CHENG, Executive Director of the CIC said, "The aim of the CIC BIM Certification and Accreditation Schemes is to ascertain the competency of BIM practitioners. By expanding the Schemes to BIM coordinators, it could provide a clear career ladder and attract more talents to join the BIM industry. With more qualified CIC-Certified BIM Personnel, it will help uphold the standard of BIM implementation in the industry and motivate wider adoption of BIM in Hong Kong."
In January 2019, the CIC launched the Schemes to ascertain the competency of BIM practitioners and the quality of local BIM training courses. The certification scheme for BIM personnel initially dealt with applicants who wish to be certified by the CIC as BIM Managers. The accreditation scheme for BIM training courses targets at course providers who are offering or are going to offer BIM Manager Courses. Since the launch of the scheme, there are over 240 CIC-Certified BIM Managers and two CIC-Accredited BIM Managers Courses.
This year, the CIC expands the current Schemes by launching the Certification of BIM Coordinators and Accreditation of BIM Coordinator Courses.
The objectives of the Certification of BIM Coordinators are to:
- Set standards and ensure relevant construction professionals and other personnel will have the appropriate skill levels and competency in using BIM technology to meet the industry's needs;
- Align the skill levels and competency of BIM personnel with the industry's needs, CIC BIM Standards and Development Bureau's requirements for BIM personnel; and
- Uphold the quality of BIM personnel in meeting the industry's needs.
It is targeted at BIM practitioners who already have relevant practical experience in BIM projects, meet the relevant academic requirement and have completed a CIC-Accredited BIM Coordinator Course.
The objectives of the Accreditation of BIM Coordinator Courses are to ensure the scope and quality of the BIM training courses offered meet the industry's needs, uphold the accreditation quality of BIM training courses in meeting the industry's needs, and facilitate practitioners to obtain certification by the CIC. It is targeted at course providers who are offering or are going to offer BIM Coordinator Courses.
The Certification of BIM Coordinators and Accreditation of BIM Coordinator Courses are now open for application. For application procedure, assessment criteria and related information, please visit: www.bim.cic.hk/en/certification_and_accreditation
About the Construction Industry Council
The Construction Industry Council (CIC) was formed in 2007 under the Construction Industry Council Ordinance (Cap. 587). The CIC consists of a chairman and 24 members representing various sectors of the industry including employers, professionals, academics, contractors, workers, independent persons and Government officials.
The main functions of the CIC are to forge consensus on long-term strategic issues, convey the industry's needs and aspirations to the Government, provide professional training and registration services, and serve as a communication channel between the Government and the construction industry.
Please visit www.cic.hk for further details.
SOURCE Construction Industry Council