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Caption: Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice. Credit: Keith HunterCollaboration between Northumbria University and Ryder Architecture through the early 2000’s culminated in the development of a specialist centre of excellence in building information modelling (BIM) for the advancement of digital engineering and transformation of the construction industry. The joint venture, BIM Academy, was launched in 2010 to provide consultancy, research and education on BIM and digital construction to UK and global clients. In 2013, a spin-out company, BIM Academy (Enterprises) Ltd was formed.

Through BIM Academy, Northumbria researchers work with colleagues in Ryder to support the digital transformation of the construction industry through BIM. BIM Academy provides independent research-based expertise combined with practical industry experience which helps clients transform their businesses through the intelligent application of smart processes and digital technologies. Find out more about BIM Academy.  

Alongside other cutting-edge firms in the Northeast of England, BIM Academy is a key element in the International Centre for Connected Construction (IC3), a cluster of innovative regional organisations creating positive transformation in the global construction industry.

Image credits:

Top banner image: Ryder Architecture 

Below middle image: James Newton 

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