Interuniversity Certificate in

Operation, Interaction and Visualisation of Digital Mock-ups (UX4BIM)

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    Adapted schedule
  • ECTS Credits
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The UX4BIM course will enable future participants to structure a federated digital mock-up and create dashboards and visualisations from them to meet specific BIM objectives.

Existing training courses offer introductions to different levels of BIM integration, from the creation of digital models, the implementation of collaboration protocols and structured exchanges, to design work on federated models (conflict detection and management). The digital mock-ups created incorporate a wealth of structured data, enabling representations to be created at different scales of precision. Today’s design practices, based on the search for high-performance configurations, require new ways of using models. These uses are not included in the training courses offered by BIM academics and professionals. These uses call on other tools for managing and using digital mock-ups that offer smart views. These functions make certain properties and characteristics of the project tangible, so that those involved can understand them more quickly and comprehensively. These tools enable interactive processing of the data that make up the digital mock-ups to create dashboards, allowing interactive project statics to be created and support for the evaluation of configuration choices or technical solutions. These uses and tools are of interest to new stakeholders in the AEC sector who are rarely associated with the concept of digital mock-ups or BIM culture. Indeed, these tools offer support adapted to the expectations of financiers and project managers, who can thus participate more actively and interactively in the development of the project.

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Access conditions

Admission is decided on the basis of an application.

Applicants must present a certificate of successful completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s) and have previous training/experience in BIM modelling (the applicant will present proof of having participated in BIM modelling training or will demonstrate their experience through a portfolio including, at least, the creation of a BIM model. Admission through APEL is also possible.

The admissions panel will assess the candidate’s competence and may, if necessary, interview the candidate.

Target audience

Architect – Engineer – Construction company – Property developer – Project manager – Economist

Extra information

Courses are taught in the buildings of the University of Mons in Charleroi, on the UCharleroi Campus (Zénobe Gramme Building, Boulevard Solvay n°31 – 6000 Charleroi).

Program and structure

The course will consist of an initial theoretical module that will introduce participants to the fundamental concepts that will structure the rest of the course. This will involve a review of the digital mock-up concept, focusing on the reliability of the data integrated into it. This module will be completed by training in semantic modelling of projects in the form of relational schemas (UML language) used to structure databases. We will then offer advanced training in the concept of interoperability embodied in IFC standards. This will involve analysing how IFC standards organise and structure project data. Finally, we will propose a review of processes and practices for exploiting structured data. Self-assessment questionnaires will be offered at the end of each course to validate learning outcomes.

The certificate will include a second practical module. The trainers will offer an introduction to an initial tool for managing, identifying conflicts and creating intelligent views from federated digital mock-ups (BIMcollab ZOOM). Participants will then be introduced to a tool for creating evaluation and summary dashboards from digital mock-ups (Power BI). The certificate will offer a final introduction to activities involving interaction with digital models, exploiting the potential of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. Participants will then be asked to create teams to implement protocols for exploiting federated digital models for projects whose objectives will be defined by the course leaders. The participants will have to apply the learning outcomes to generate visualisation media, evaluate configuration choices and gain knowledge from digital mock-ups capable of accompanying the collaborative activities of evaluating, optimising or certifying the application project.

This module will give rise to an overall assessment by a board made up of the programme’s course leaders, as well as other trainers and external experts. This assessment will take the form of a presentation of the objectives, approach and results of the application project. This will constitute the validation test for the certificate.

Schedule: Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About this training

Architecture and Urban Planning
Co-diplomation / co-organization
Registration fees
2500 €
Referring institution
Partner institutions

Contact us for more info

+32 (0) 2 650 45 80