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Skills Bootcamp in Construction Data Scientist
September, October and November 2021 16 weeks

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BIM activities now generate huge volumes of construction data and the management and understanding of big data is becoming increasingly important as construction strives to catch up with more technically advanced industries.

Leading CONTECH firms are developing data-centric tools to help asset owners, designers and builders improve efficiencies and maximise the potential of this wealth of information. Demand for data scientists is increasing as organisations need to understand and analyse this historical data, then develop tools and dashboards to convert it into knowledge.

This Skills Bootcamp teaches appropriate data science technologies and techniques. These skillsets are in high demand, particularly with graduates and those in the first two years of their career so successful learners will stand out in job interviews. The bootcamp is aimed at Construction Data manipulation though the skills are transferrable to other sectors. 

On this course you will gain an understanding of the basic fundamentals of data science. You will cover the terminology such as what do we mean by big data in the context of the construction domain. You will be introduced to tools for performing analysis on BIM data. You will explore methods for organising and analysing structured and unstructured data. You will learn the basic principles of machine learning and how it can be applied to BIM data to gain insights and knowledge from data. You will also look at different approaches to visualising data. During the course you will complete practical exercises to complement the theoretical knowledge you gain on the course and will be assessed using a virtual project activity using real BIM data to demonstrate your understanding of the concepts covered on the course.

Attendees will develop skills to create multiple, company-wide business intelligence dashboards, provide custom datasets for everyday operations, and command a variety of processes at the console level. Essential skills for those wishing to move into data analytics for operations and business intelligence.

By registering your interest and completing our application form, you will be acknowledging that you accept the terms of the Department for Educations Skills Bootcamp Privacy Notice and Northumbria University Privacy Statement

If you are interested in this course please register your interest by emailing Tanya Vlasova on or click the button above.

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Course Information

Delivery Method Online Delivery

Mode of Study

Start September, October and November 2021

16 weeks

Architecture, Built Environment and Construction, Digital, Tech and Creative

The course will be coordinated by Professor Paul Vickers and Dr Kay Rogage, Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University.

The course will be delivered remotely by White Frog.

White Frog offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in education and training in BIM in particular and the construction sector more generally. White Frog has an international strategic view of Digital Engineering education across every construction sector and learner age group. White Frog’s in-house technical authoring team has a proven track record of designing and delivering courses at multiple levels for the sector including:

  • Co-author and delivery partner for “Design Engineer Construct' ('DEC') Learning Programme to inspire children and young people age 11 - 18 years to explore technical and professional careers in the digital Built Environment and provide access to UK accredited qualifications.
  • Strategic implementation of BIM across Ethiopia providing training to the ministries for housing, infrastructure, energy and water, building and geotechnical.
  • Co-launched the Sino-British BIM Academy in 2015 at Beijing Jiaotong University, government backed forum aimed at graduate skill requirements, resulting in the formation of the China BIM Academic Forum (BAF) which was formed in 2018 with a centre of excellence at Suzhou University.
  • Content providers for the BIM Institute in Southern Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Mauritius providing learning to universities and professional institutions.
  • National External Auditors for BIM by the National Commission on Examination and Assessment for Skills and Qualifications, China.
  • CITB Digital Leadership programme developers and trainers.
  • Vocational Training Council and CIC Hong Kong course providers to academia and industry bodies.

Skills Bootcamps are part of Lifetime Skills Guarantee initiative funded by the Department for Education [DfE] designed to help people develop skills that are in demand and increase their future employment opportunities.

Fees, for those meeting the eligibility criteria, are fully funded 100% by Government for those:

  • Employed, self-employed, or
  • career changers/returners/redeployed, or
  • unemployed within the last 12 months

Co-funded at 30% (non refundable) by the employer and 70% by Government for those employed where their employer is training their own employees.

Each application is to be assessed on a case-by-case basis and further details on the cost of the provision will be discussed during the application stage.


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