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Building Information Modelling at the School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT

What is BIM?

‘’Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative and collaborative way of working that is underpinned by digital technologies which support more efficient methods of designing, creating and maintaining the built environment. In essence BIM embeds key product and asset data within multi-dimensional computer models that can be used for effective management of information throughout the project lifecycle – from earliest inception through occupation. It has been described as a game-changing technological and cultural process for the construction sector.’’ ‘Growth through BIM’ April 2012 report of the UK Construction Industry Council (CIC)

BIM will be central to the resurgence of the building industry in Ireland. For the coming years it is predicted that building activity in the domestic economy will be centred on the vast challenge of retrofitting the existing private, public and domestic building stock to meet mandatory EU energy performance requirements, while opportunities are also emerging for Irish building design and construction businesses to provide design and construction services in an international setting. All of this activity will require significant up-skilling amongst architects, engineers, surveyors, technologists and construction managers in the use of BIM.

The School of Surveying & Construction Management in conjunction with the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at the DIT College of Engineering + Built Environment have developed a suite of BIM programmes and modules to meet this need.

Programmes in and including Building Information Modelling & Management

The School of Surveying & Construction Management individually and in conjunction with the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies and the other schools in the College of Engineering and Built Environment has a range of provisions in the area of Building Information Modelling.

Our BIM-related taught postgraduate programmes are:

MSc in Construction Informatics DT167/DT168

MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Collaborative BIM

Postgraduate Certificate in BIM Technologies (includes separate streams for Quantity Surveying & Construction Management and for Geomatics Engineering)

MSc in Geospatial Engineering DT9415/DT9416

Individual modules in BIM topics (see and


BIM is also embedded in our undergraduate programmes:

BSc in Construction Management DT117

BSc in Geomatics (Surveying & Mapping) DT112

BSc in Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics DT111

School and Industry News

Photo Gallery

A new gallery of photos of activities at DIT's School of Surveying and Construction Management is available here.

Surveying the Future

RICS promotion of careers for Geomatics Surveyors (from the Guardian newspaper).

See the advert.

Graduates Required

The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) has today launched its Employment Opportunities and Skills Requirements for Property and Construction Surveying 2014 - 2018 Report.

The report warns of a shortage of qualified graduates coming into the industry which could threaten the pace of recovery in the property and construction sector.


DIT's School of Surveying & Constrution Management held its first Surveying Week for Transition Year students in April 2014.

Please read our Surveying Week DIT 2014 blog to find out about the experience.

If you, or a transition year student that you know, are interested in taking part next year (and this may run at a different time of the year) please contact the school secretary at


Birmingham Trip

DT111/2 & DT117/2 Joint Class Trip to Birmingham to visit sites as described in the accompanying Report on Birmingham trip.

Competition Win

Congratulations to Sai Sri Harsha Sunkrannei who received 3rd place in the final of the CEEC cega competition 2014.

Sai Sri is pictured below with Tom Dunne, Head of School of Surveying and Construction Management, DIT.


International Competition Winners

The School offers its congratulations on winning 1st place in the region 8 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) competition in Birmingham City University on April 24th 2014 to Matthew O’Grady, Craig Grattan, Michael Hickey and Stephen McCarthy.

The team was mentored by Sonya Meekel who is also Vice Regional Director of region 8 ASC and a member of the competition's organising committee.‌


Surveying Week

The School of Surveying & Construction Management, DIT,  supported by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), will host its first ever Surveying Week for Second level (Transition Year) students in the week commencing 28th April.

During the week you will be engaged in a range of practical and 'learning by doing' fun activities which showcase the different land/property/construction/geomatics programmes at Ireland's leading Surveying School and a selection of the careers that these programmes can lead to. Please click on Survey Week 2014 to view our information sheet.‌

For more information about making an application to participate please contact Catherine Noble (by Monday April 7th).

Mary McLoughlin Receives Honorary Membership to the SCSI.

Ex staff member Mary Mcloughlin recently received Honorary Membership to the SCSI. This is only the second time such a distinction was given by the SCSI. Click on the picture for more information.

The School of Surveying and Construction Management is located in DIT, Bolton Street Campus