Platform for starters in the geo sector

200 courses, 20 online supports, 60 moocs,

10 work to work trajectories,

30 trainees

Course: Construction 


The construction course lasts 6 dagen and cost €1995.

Because geographical information comes within reach for everyone thanks to technical developments, Geo-ICT applications have a strategic function in the construction sector. It concerns object-oriented 2D and 3D information, so that it can also be exchanged and linked with all kinds of other information. Many parties are involved in construction and civil engineering projects. Large organizations such as Rijkswaterstaat, Schiphol, the railways and ministries are increasingly outsourcing construction and civil engineering works, but want to keep control. Thousands of homes will be built in the coming years. There is a need for people who know how to apply CAD and GIS to prepare such projects. Good preparation and planning applies everywhere, but certainly in construction.


You will receive official Autodesk books from Autocad and Revit.

Study load

During the length of this course you can borrow an laptop with AutoCAD and Revit Architecture on it. The duration of the course is 3 weeks and you will also receive assignments home. In addition to the 6 days of lessons from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you should expect about 6 to 10 hours of self-study per week.


After this course you will receive an official Autodesk certificate of Autocad Basic 2D and Revit Architecture.

Daily schedule

On the first day you will receive a general introduction to civil engineering. This provides the context for this course. A lot of map material is needed at the start of a civil project. You will learn which map material is available and how you can obtain it. With QGIS you will consult, download and adapt the key registrations Cadastre, Large-scale Topography and Addresses and buildings for use within a civil project. This first day you will also get to work with AutoCAD.

On the second day you will use AuoCAD to emphasis on the practical side of drawing. The interface and settings are discussed with various exercises. Various objects are drawn, such as: lines, circles, arcs, rectangles and triangles. Then we look at how objects can be modified: delete, rotate, move, scale and mirror.

Texts and tables are then added to the drawings on the third day. The use of layers in drawings is important to be able to separate things. Furthermore, extensive attention is paid to object snaps and grips, blocks and shading of surface. The relationship between model and paper space is also discussed. In the afternoon you will carry out a final civil engineering assignment that will test your skills. If you pass this test, you are eligible for the official AutoDesk Certificate AutoCAD 2D Basic.

On the fourth day you will receive an introduction to Revit Architecture. You get an overview of the menus and all functions. The program makes it possible to create drawings based on parametric models. With Revit Architecture you can model and consult 3D architectural models. The teacher explains in general terms how architectural drawing has developed in recent years and where we have now arrived. The teacher also discusses the Building Information Model (BIM) and the exchange of architectural models. In AutoCAD you can still call it drawing, but in Revit Architecture it is more about composing and modeling. Once you have a model that is well set up and filled, you can benefit enormously from it as an executive builder.

On the fifth day, you will consult architectural models in Revit. This gives the student a good overview of the package. After that, the students will open multiple models in Revit and do all kinds of consultation actions on them, such as: viewing the architectural model from all sides by rotating and zooming in and out, dimensioning and measuring in the model, generating plans from the model, cross-sections, elevations , make small adjustments and then see how the entire model is automatically adjusted, setting up plot drawings with text, dimensions, details, quantities. After this day, the participants will realize the practical benefit of having and using such an architectural model.

On the sixth day, the students will build and mutate an architectural model. However, before you have such a model completely complete and usable, it does require some work. On this day, the students will load an architectural plan, a DWG from AutoCAD, into Revit Architecture. That is the beginning of the model that we will now build further. The participants will: build walls (go from 2D to 3D), create elements, work with drawing and editing tools, work in the 3D building model with walls, facades, windows and doors, add floors and roofs, draw ceiling with lighting fixtures and components such as add furniture and equipment. A change to the model is immediately implemented in all related places. The entire presentation of the model therefore remains up to date. A BIM model can also contain information for different disciplines and for different construction phases (from concept to demolition). This is possible due to the underlying relational database architecture, which the developers call parametric change engine.

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    Group discount

    If you register several students for this course, a discount of 25% on the 2nd student, 50% on the 3rd student and 75% on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th student.

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