Building dIgital coMpetencies of students and teacHers in construction related
degrees & incrEasing digitAl reaDiness of EU universities
The main objective of the BIMaHEAD project is to support building digital readiness in higher education institutions and to support students in construction related degrees to adjust to
the new online education environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic through integrating digital technology with teaching and learning practices. In addition, the project highlights
the importance of digital literacy and subject-specific digital skills for the future professionals in the construction industry (architects, designers, engineers, builders, constructors etc.)
and the focus is set on a specific software product, Building Information Modelling (BIM), as it becomes an integral part of the needed qualification of the future workers in the
The final result from the BIMaHEAD project is the development of a tailored online BIM course for HE students in construction related degrees and potentially being replicated in other
educational contexts. The long-term impact will be to i) support the EU higher education system transition to delivering high-quality online education and ii) empower students to foster
their own employability through increased sectorial digital competences and skills. BIMaHEAD will contribute to building a new generation of highly skilled professionals in terms of
digital literacy which will positively impact the local, regional, national and European economic development.
EP was responsible for the succesful setting up of the project.