DASBE (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) has announced that there is up to 50% funding available for 22 accredited and flexible programmes aimed at upskilling construction professionals in sustainable building. These programmes are open for applications (dasbe.ie) and will start in January 2024. 

Newly designed programmes in construction and retrofit sectors

DASBE is transforming upskilling in the construction sector, having introduced 36 short, newly designed programmes in critical areas needed to upskill the construction and retrofit sectors.

More than 1,000 students have already engaged with DASBE supported programmes delivered by university partners ATU (Atlantic Technology University) and TUS (Technological University of the Shannon). 

DASBE manager Lis O’ Brien said: “All DASBE programmes contain an element of online and flexible learning, to allow those currently working in the construction sector to upskill at their convenience.

"DASBE’s ambition over time is to enable learners to access the modules that they need when they need them. Digital construction is one of our core themes for upskilling and with the new BIM (Building Information Modelling) mandate coming into force in January 2024, many of our programmes have BIM and digital integrated into learning, whilst others are solely BIM orientated.”

Digital construction programmes and micro-credentials starting this January include BIM Architecture and MEP (Level 6), BIM Collaboration (Level 8), Certificate in Drones in Construction (Level 7), Scan to BIM (L8) and 3D Content & Assets for Virtual Reality (Level 9). 

A full listing of the DASBE supported programmes in energy efficiency, circular economy and digital construction starting this January 2024 is available on www.dasbe.ie/programmes