DASBE

About the DASBE Project

Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment

DASBE

About DASBE

DASBE (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) is offering the construction industry a range of subsidised courses in Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy and Digitalisation.

DASBE courses and micro credentials are aimed at construction professionals including:

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Building Surveyors
  • Construction Managers
  • Craft Workers
  • Architectural Technologists

 

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DASBE Vision

DASBE is launching a Digital Platform to enable learners to undertake a range of programmes ranging from micro-accreditation (including digital badges), Special Purpose Awards (Certificates), and Minor and Major awards focusing on specific topics, needs and requirements in the sector. 

The DASBE platform will also be a resource for the construction industry to find other relevant accredited training courses.

DASBE is upskilling the construction sector on a range of topics including low energy buildings design to the application of Virtual Reality in building surveying by providing programmes from Level 6 to Level 9 on the NFQ.

Members of the DASBE Project

Living Lab Project

To support the creation of a National Digital Academy, a number of living labs (online and physical) are to be established where educators and learners have access to simulations and also real-world energy performance data. VR and BIM tools will be utilized to enhance and support the development of the living labs advancing knowledge and learning through the digital world.

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DASBE Projects

DASBE utilises a network of 20 National/International experts in the sustainable building sector thus enabling access to international research drawn from the DASBE network of international collaborators e.g. European Heat Pump Association, World Green Building Council – European Regional Network. 

DASBE connects past, current and future R&D activities with education and training activities to ensure that participants and learners are exposed to leading expertise, knowledge and data with relevant fields.  DASBE partners are involved in numerous projects including Horizon Scanning, VR, Living Labs, and the Digital Platform.

Testimonials 

MSc in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment

Programme is delivered online. It is broken into 3 different stages; 1: Certificate (Year 1), 2: Diploma (Year 2), and 3: MSc (Year 3). Funding is available for each of the 3 stages.
John Scahill

Dr John Scahill

Programme Lecturer

DASBE Project

I’m delighted that DASBE will create a Digital Platform to enable learners to undertake a range of programmes ranging from micro-accreditation (including digital badges), Special Purpose Awards (Certificates), and Minor and Major awards focusing on specific topics, needs and requirements in the sector.

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Elisabeth O'Brien

DASBE Manager

Postgraduate Certificate in Building Information Modelling and Digital Leadership

Having industry experts from the UK and Ireland speaking each week really underpins what is happening in the industry and helps students push the boundaries in their organisations.

HCI 8 - Catherine, Tom, Jimmy, Lis & Seamus on DASBE stand

Jimmy Fahy

Lecturer, ATU Galway City

DASBE Project Timeline

March, 2020
Proposal Submitted
DASBE Project submits their final proposal to the Human Capital Initiative Pillar 3 Funding opportunity, for review.
March, 2020
June, 2020
Project Launch
DASBE Project proposal is funding-approved, and the project is officially launched.
June, 2020
June, 2020
DASBE KOM
DASBE Project has its official Kick-off Meeting (KOM) with the consortium members.
June, 2020
May, 2021
DASBE Website Launch
Official website of the DASBE Project, https://dasbe.ie is launched.
May, 2021
July, 2021
First DASBE Event
The DASBE Project hosts its first event. The webinar is titled, "Renovation Projects & Upskilling - Information Webinar".
July, 2021
June, 2022
VR Prototype Launch
The DASBE Virtual Reality (VR) educational prototype, which is the first of its kind at higher educational level in Ireland will engage learners in several tasks such as detecting and analysing building defects in a traditional building (pre 1940s).
June, 2022
January, 2023
IGBC adds DASBE to Site
DASBE partner, Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) adds DASBE to the IGBC website.
January, 2023
February, 2023
VR Prototype 2.0 Launch
The DASBE Virtual Reality (VR) educational prototype, enters its Phase 2. This phase focuses on modelling the Thurles Building (part), Basic VR interactions and experimentations​, and Heat Pumps information.
February, 2023

Frequently Asked Questions

All applicants availing of funding must be resident in Ireland.

All successful applicants will qualify for DASBE funding once the applicant is resident in Ireland.

DASBE (Digital Academy for the Sustainable Built Environment) is a hub for upskilling, capacity building and education in the construction sector. The DASBE Consortium provides blended education in critical areas needed to upskill the construction and retrofit sectors.

DASBE is offering the construction industry a range of subsidised courses in Energy Efficiency, Circular Economy and Digitalisation.

For more detailed information, see the About page.

A module is a particular unit of study on a particular topic e.g. Maths or Web Development 1.  Each module has a number of credits and a defined schedule for delivery.

A programme is made up of one or more modules and a student completes the individual modules to complete a programme e.g Higher Diploma in Business Management or Certificate in Near Zero Energy Buildings.  The Award is what the student receives having completed their full programme of study e.g. Pass or Distinction.

On selecting your preferred programme, you will be provided with an option to contact the registering body for that programme.

Within the educational environment, the terms, “Course” and “Programme”, are often used interchangeably. However, there are some differences in their meanings:

A Course: This is usually a unit of study focused on a specific topic or subject. It is typically a short-term learning experience that lasts from a few weeks to a few months. Courses are usually taken as part of a larger programme or degree, but can also be taken independently.

Courses provide opportunities to develop current knowledge and learn new skills through facilitated learning and activities.

A Programme: A programme is a set of courses that are designed to achieve a specific educational goal. They are usually more comprehensive and structured form of learning experience, that typically takes place over a longer period of time than a course. In addition, these lead to formal accreditation in the form of Certificate, Diploma, or Degree award.