Training and development
We recognise the importance of on-going training and development in digital technologies, where the rapid pace of change is driving the delivery of ever more powerful solutions. We have always seen BIM as an opportunity for our people to learn new skills, spending less time on automated tasks and more on activities that add value. It’s led to the launch of two new training packages:
Corporate BIM training, which has four learning pathways:
BIM Awareness - the Skanska definition of BIM and how BIM adds value to both Skanska and clients.
UK Government and Level 2 – how BIM level 2 and the UK Government mandate can create better value for Skanska and clients. BIM Processes and Our Way of Working - how Skanska implements BIM and where the BIM processes fit in the project lifecycle. Execution Planning – why the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) is important, how to start building the BEP and where to go for additional guidance.
Technical BIM training that’s run on the Pinnacle platform, providing just-in-time training on software and workflows for more experienced users.
As part of our commitment to work smarter, Skanska’s global Senior Executive Team sponsors multiple global expert groups which specialise in sharing best practice in our core competencies from around the world, including BIM.
The BIM expert group features a member from each of the countries we operate in, who actively shares their experience and knowledge. Through bi-monthly meetings we are able to discuss BIM implementation, lessons learned on projects, industry insights and areas of common interest for further development.
The BIM expert group also sponsors an annual Global BIM Summit and arranges quarterly webinars, often co-sponsored with other areas of our expert groups, such as in safety or green. BIM experts may also be shared between our different global territories, ensuring that all of our BIM knowledge is available to any project, at any time.