COYO embeds ISO 19650 standard in Design Engineer Construct! learning programme

The ISO 19650 series is expected to be adopted by asset owners and construction clients globally

Education consultancy Class Of Your Own (COYO) and Operam have partnered to include the latest ISO 19650 standards for the management of information in the Design Engineer Construct! (DEC) learning programme. The management and production of information are said to be key areas of the DEC curriculum.

Since COYO first introduced DEC, there have been several standards published on the management and production of information that have been adopted by the construction industry, COYO explained to Middle East Consultant.

The ISO 19650 series outlines the management of information when using BIM and is expected to be adopted by asset owners and construction clients around the world. In line with this, the partnership between COYO and Operam enables the latter’s learning material around the ISO 19650 series, aimed at industry professionals, to be embedded within the existing DEC curriculum.

“Here at Class Of Your Own, we ensure that teachers, learners and parents understand the opportunities that engineering offers and the difference engineers can make to the world. We’ve always enabled our students to access knowledge and skills that will benefit them hugely in the workplace, whatever their career choice. The addition of Operam’s learning material can only enhance their understanding of management activities that ensure the right people get the right information at the right time. I’m delighted to work with Paul and the Operam team to introduce this invaluable resource to all DEC schools around the world,” says Alison Watson MBE, CEO of Class Of Your Own.

Class of Your Own says that it chose to partner with Operam as the leading authority on information management and the ISO 19650 series. COYO notes that Paul Shillcock, owner and founder of Operam, has played an active role in the development of industry standards for nearly ten years, and is one of the lead authors of the ISO 19650 series.

Shillcock explains, “If the construction industry is to embrace the world of digital, then it’s so important to ensure that the next generation of professionals are up to speed on the latest industry standards that support the effective management of digital information. When DEC students are already ahead of the game, working together with Class Of Your Own is a natural fit for Operam.”

The timing of the announcement is said to align with the Royal Academy of Engineering’s ‘This is Engineering’ Day – an initiative that aims to highlight the work of 21st century engineers by challenging misconceptions and stereotypes.

DEC was recently launched in Dubai at Fairgreen International School.

Read about DEC and its launch with the school by clicking here.

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