Three Awards in Three Weeks for GMIT / RPS Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM

Three Awards in Three Weeks for GMIT / RPS Higher Diploma in Engineering in BIM

Following recent success at the HR Leadership & Management Awards, the GMIT / RPS collaborative approach to Building Information Modelling (BIM) Education received another two awards last week.

On Wednesday, GMIT / RPS won the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Award (DELTA Award) in the Engineering / Construction category for using a collaborative academic-industry reciprocal learning framework to establish GMIT as an international leader in Building Information Modelling (BIM) education and campus management.

On Friday night, GMIT / RPS were awarded the Third Level Course – Postgraduate, Special Purpose or Distance Learning Award at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards).

Speaking after the ICE Awards, Mark Costello, RPS Director of BIM said “These awards are further recognition of the collaborative approach taken by RPS and GMIT in developing the Level 8 Higher Education Programme in BIM. BIM is now an integral part of the RPS design process for the delivery of large building and infrastructural projects. Our innovative approach to education and training is facilitating Irish design team participation and leadership in major infrastructure projects in the UK and Europe.”

Karol Friel (Topcon) presents Third Level Course Award to Gerard Nicholson GMIT, Jim O’Connor GMIT, Willie Madden and Mark Costello (both RPS). Image: ICE Awards / Conor McCabe Photography

ICE Awards

The Irish Construction Excellence Awards (ICE Awards) recognise performance excellence in Ireland’s construction industry, highlighting achievements across a full range of construction disciplines and project categories. The winners were announced at a gala event in Dublin on Friday night and presented by Anna Geary, broadcaster and GAA star.

DELTA Award Winners (l – r): Andrew Forde NUI Galway, Gerard MacMichael GMIT, Jim O’Connor GMIT, Mary Rogers GMIT, Gerard Nicholson GMIT, Mark Costello RPS, Prof. Sarah Moore National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Image: DELTA / T&L

DELTA AWARD in Engineering / Construction

The inaugural DELTA awards were organised by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and highlighting project teams that have had an outstanding impact on teaching and learning in higher education. Only 18 out of 48 expressions of interest were shortlisted from Phase 1 (June 2017) by an international review panel. Entries were then judged across the five key criteria of Excellence, Exceptionality, Impact, Communication and Authenticity to the Discipline. The awards were presented by the Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. to projects that demonstrated outstanding commitment to enriching teaching and learning in their disciplines and preparing graduates for the working world.

Since 2013, over 80 RPS staff have been upskilled on this programme which has allowed RPS to remain at the forefront of our industry.