Agreement with Brigham Young University (BYU) pays off
For the third consecutive year, students from the Engineering Department of INTEC and BYU carry out academic, support and advisory exchanges
SANTO DOMINGO. A group of students and graduates of the Engineering Area of Instituto Tecnológico de Santo Domingo (INTEC) recently visited the facilities of Brigham Young University (BYU) in the state of Utah, to receive training in Construction Methodology and international construction management systems.
The visit is part of the academic exchanges contemplated in the collaboration agreement signed by the institutions, and that contemplates the accomplishment of joint activities in the matter of Maintenance of the Construction and student mobility.
For the third year in a row, a BYU group visits INTEC during the month of March and in September, a group from INTEC visits the US university to share exhibitions, make field visits and practice to different types of works to learn about methodologies of construction.
Another result of the rapprochement between the two academies is that BYU is supporting INTEC so that it can insert Building Information Modeling (BIM) into its class and work methodology, a system based on software that allows managing the different phases of construction more efficiently.
INTEC has taught BIM courses both through Lifelong Education and in the Engineering Area, specifically Civil Engineering.
The agreement document expresses the importance that both universities offer to the realization of academic exchanges, as a way of attending to the international panorama that requires that engineering programs have more and more to the cultural awareness and diversity, as a way to ensure that your graduates are prepared to work in the international market.
Omar Ramos, professor of the Engineering Area, is in charge of the exchange as representative of INTEC, while Brian Capt, represents BYU.