Top Heriot-Watt Civil Engineering students invited to Estonia

Seven Heriot-Watt Civil Engineering students have been invited to attend the Building Information Modelling (BIM) conference in Estonia.

This is a massive opportunity for some of our very best students to learn more about an emerging field in an international setting

Dr Scott Arthur, Director of Studies for Civil Engineering 

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is transforming the way that civil and structural engineers design cities, buildings and systems to perform throughout their entire life cycle. The approach allows all aspects of a building's structure, components and services to be represented digitally in 3D. This offers massive opportunities in making building design and operation more efficient.

Although this technology is developing rapidly, Heriot-Watt's Civil Engineering staff and students recognise that it has huge potential. To this end, a student group from Tallinn University of Technology visited Edinburgh to learn more about this approach adopted at Heriot-Watt. In return, Tallinn University of Technology have offered seven Heriot-Watt University Civil Engineering students free accommodation and attendance at the BIM conference in Estonia.

Dr Scott Arthur, Director of Studies for Civil Engineering said: "This is a massive opportunity for some of our very best students to learn more about an emerging field in an international setting."