Time To Go In-Depth

Bimcast by Catenda is a podcast series on open BIM and the possibilities of digitizing the construction industry. We will invite knowledgeable and inspiring guests to talk about topics related to open BIM, digitization and open international standards in the world of construction and infrastructure. This series is part of our ongoing efforts to make the construction industry worldwide ready for the work processes and digital flow of the future.

Ep4 - 10 years of BIM Education in Norway

Harald Selvær and Harald Onarheim started together as two of the first students of the BIM Technician program at the Vocational College in Oslo in 2008. One Harald then walked across the room and became a teacher of BIM at the same school. The other went on to start his own business, making a career out of highlighting the possibilities for using BIM in the construction sector. 10 years on, it is time to sum up their experiences - and to look into the crystal ball to better understand what the future of BIM studies should be.

Suggested Reading

Are you looking to understand more about BIM education in Norway? Here is a collection of resources that make for a good starting point.

Harald & Harald´s tips for BIM educators

  • Make your students know how to build and know how that fits into the larger planning process, acquiring both theoretical and practical knowledge in a multi-disciplinary approach.
  • If you wonder about making BIM part of your existing education, you must realise that BIM is a game changer, you can’t really add it to a curriculum, you have to make a curriculum out of it.
  • BIM is part theory, part software, but is really very practical. Get your hands dirty, expect pain, troubles and difficulties before it works. Teach your students how to deal with that, it is a field that is very much expanding and changing.
  • There will be challenges: what is true today is outdated tomorrow. This goes for technology, how to use software, and the processes themselves. Knowing what to use at what time is key.
  • Make sure you make the students interact with the market, have them understand what happens in the industry. Ensure project based training, working in teams, solving actual challenges. Let the students impact the way you teach and explore the curriculum.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more about cookies.