BIM for Cost Management

Associated Courses

£595.00 + VAT

This introductory course of our BIM training courses combines the theory of BIM with hands-on experience of using BIM models.

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Course details

As the need to be BIM ready takes hold the repeated question is “what do we need to know, what do we have to do?”  UCEM and Rapid5D are pleased to introduce this unique BIM for Cost Management course offering an overview of the BIM process and protocols with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of using BIM models for estimating, cost and time management activities.

BIM for Cost Management – who is it for?

Our BIM courses are designed to provide the essential information and skills to enable you to be capable of tendering for BIM projects (either as a contractor or a consultant) and take full advantage of a BIM model for estimating, cost and time management.

This introductory BIM course will address the training needs of clients, contractors and construction professionals – such as Construction Economists, Quantity Surveyors, Estimators, Commercial Managers, Designers, Planners and Project Managers – and allow them to practise their traditional skills in a BIM environment.

Course benefits

  • Understand the main benefits and challenges of working on a BIM-enabled project.
  • Gain hands-on practical experience of using BIM models for estimating and cost management.
  • Access to a dedicated server, preloaded with BIM models and cost databases and technical support.
  • Develop your ability to produce and manage estimates, cost plans, time schedules and associated reports using a 3D project model and cost databases.
  • Obtain a certificate of competency in the use of BIM for estimating, time & cost management.

At the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Appreciate what is required for a BIM execution plan (BEP).
  • Discuss the impact of BIM on a project’s estimating and cost management activities with other professionals.
  • Undertake clash detection reports and extract quantities from 3D models.
  • Produce a cost plan report based on a given cost database.

Who are Rapid5D?

Rapid5D are the authorised distribution partner for Trimble offering Vico Office, Modelogix and Prolog construction software as their core products. They work together with other Trimble partners to deliver a portfolio of integrated digital construction solutions.”

Rapid5D are working with UCEM by providing access to a dedicated server, preloaded with BIM models and cost databases, technical support and the assessment of course competencies. For more information on Rapid5D, please visit

Time commitment

50 hours studied over an 8-week period (average 6 hours/week).

Course outline

  • Introduction to BIM
    • High level introduction to the course and objectives
    • Vico Office full workflow hands-on
    • BIM Protocols
  • Take-off Manager
  • Cost Planner

Course structure

Delivered by distance learning enabling you to study at your own pace. With access to technical support to give additional support.

The online learning experience is highly interactive using BIM models and databases, videos and animations, and BIM software and technology – allowing for collaboration and reflection time with other professionals.

Access to a dedicated server pre-loaded with BIM models during the competency component.

Award details

On successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate of formal CPD study.

Entry requirements

There are no prerequisite academic qualifications; but to gain most benefit from the competency software you should have some experience or knowledge of construction cost management techniques.


Enrolment details

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Enrolment fee: £595 + VAT.

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