BIM for Infrastructure


The application of BIM for Infrastructure is rapidly accelerating as owners and engineering service providers increasingly recognise the benefits of 3D modelling using intelligent objects.

The adoption of BIM impacts on the business, the processes and the technology we use and to reap the rewards of BIM we need to understand this technology.

Paradigm has developed a range of courses aimed at different stages of the BIM lifecycle, for different types of projects, putting together common workflows with different skill levels.

The courses below are aimed to cover a range of common applications but, talk to us if you
have a particular requirement and we can discuss creating a course suited to your needs.

Preliminary Design Stage - Course: Conceptual Design for Infastructure

Planning Stage - Course: GIS Planning and Analysis Tools

Design & Documentation Stage -Courses: Civil3D Essentials; Survey & Ground Modelling; Road Corridor Design (Junctions); Road Overlay Design; Site Development

Building Stage -Course: Navisworks Essentials

Further information on all courses Click here or for further information contact: Des McGrane – Tel: (01) 2960-155

Student Evaluations – Paradigm scores 90+% on all counts


As an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC), all attendees at Paradigm training courses are requested to complete an online evaluation at the end of each course, which is collated by Autodesk. The results of these evaluations are available to ATCs in order to monitor their performance and make any enhancements indicated. This information is collected on an ongoing basis and we now have the results for 2013.

122 attendees completed the evaluation procedure. A number of parameters are evaluated on a numeric scale of 5, where 1 is “Completely Dissatisfied/Lowest Score” and 5 is “Completely Satisfied/Highest Score”. Thus the total maximum score for each parameter is 610 (122 X 5). Paradigm’s results on these parameters for 2013 were as follows:        

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
Overall Experience
574 94 4.70
Computer Equipment
557 91 4.57
Training Facility
562 92 4.61
593 97 4.86
572 94 4.69

Attendees are also asked if they would recommend the course/instructor/training facility to a friend. Results, again on a 5 point scale, were as follows:

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
574 94 4.70
590 97 4.84
Training Facility
558 91 4.57

Attendees also gave ratings, again on a 5 point scale, to the following questions:

Total Score % Satisfaction Average (out of 5)
I learned new knowledge and skills
590 97 4.84
I will be able to apply the new skills I learned     
569 95 4.66
The new skills I learned will improve my performance
569 93 4.66

Paradigm is continuously developing new courses and approaches to professional training, including our new blended learning initiative, designed not only to reduce the cost of training but increase its flexibility and reach.

Revit Architecture – New Modular Course

Paradigm Education has announced a new blended learning course for Revit Architecture. The aim of the course is to provide a professional level of training in Revit Architecture while minimizing the cost and downtime to attendees.

To achieve this, the company has introduced a Blended Learning course which comprises both classroom delivery and e-learning thus combining the advantages of both: less downtime and cheaper traditional training courses but with a higher level of interaction and structure than e-learning courses.

The course is also designed to be modular. Combining blended learning with a modular approach enables the maximum flexibility and efficiency in terms of cost, quality and content delivery. Students attend only the modules that are required to match their training needs. Power users will normally want to complete all modules and gain a qualification, whereas those whose involvement in BIM is more peripheral or managerial may only want to complete certain modules.

By using a combination of modular units, combining classroom delivery and online tutorials, feedback and assignments, Paradigm Education offers a unique learning experience, which puts YOU in the driver’s seat and minimises disruption to your workflow (and your pocket!). The course is the equivalent of 8 days classroom training, which ensures that topics are covered in depth and at a pace which enables you to fully absorb the content.

The course assumes no previous knowledge of Revit Architecture and takes students through both the Essentials of Revit and more advanced features, culminating in the Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional Certification. You can decide the most appropriate level for yourself and join/leave the course as you wish.

The course is split into 5 modules. Each module comprises 1 day’s classroom training and also includes on-line tutorials, exercises, structured tutor interaction, student forums, on-line quizzes etc. The online delivery is based on Moodle, a world leading Learning Management System (LMS) used in many third level colleges around the World. Students receive their own workspace, with their own password and can continue to receive on-line support for 30 days after the conclusion of each course module.

The modules are as follows:

Module 1:        Introduction to Revit Architecture
Module 2:        System Family Creation and Manipulation -  Wall, Floor, Ceiling, Roof Elements
Module 3:        Developing the Building Model – Loadable Components and Stairs, Railings, Ramps
Module 4:        Drafting & Documentation – 2D Detailing, Scheduling, Sheet Sets
Module 5:        Revit Architecture Professional Certification Exam Preparation & sitting

Additional minor Topics include Collaboration, Phasing, Massing and Family Creation.

Other details are as follows:

Commencement Date:
monthly from January 2014
Duration:  5 days over 4 weeks: - 1 day/week - weeks 1-4,  2 days/week  - week 5
Location: Paradigm Education, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Content/Format: The course includes online tutorials/assignments in addition to classroom sessions and project work. Courseware is official Autodesk approved courseware. Paradigm is an Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC). The company is also a registered training provider with the RIAI and Engineers Ireland.
Certification: The course includes the official Autodesk Revit Architecture Professional examination, which takes place at the conclusion of the course. Paradigm is an Autodesk Authorised Certification Centre. The exam is held at our premises and invigilated by Paradigm staff.  Upon successful completion of the exam, a candidate receives notification by Autodesk and their details can be entered into an international database of Autodesk certified Revit  Professionals. Currently, this is the only internationally recognized certification in this software.
Fees: €800 – Corporate rate; €500 – Jobseeker/Personal rate. This includes courseware, assessment/practice tests and examination fee.

Further information contact : Des McGrane – Tel: (01) 2960-155

Paradigm, Paradigm House, Dundrum Office Park Dublin 14. Telephone: +353 1 2960155, Fax.: +353 1 2960080, Email: