• WHY BISPA

    Building and Industrial Services Pipework Academy

    Established to improve the awareness of BIM (Building Information Modelling) and pipework related issues and innovations. BISPA is a perfect example of academia and industry working together to support the building and industrial services industry. Based at the School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough University, and with strong links to, and technical support provided by Tata Steel and its Tubes business at Corby and Hartlepool.

    As well as networking and knowledge transfer opportunities, BISPA provides a range of CIBSE approved CPD courses specifically developed to address BIM and pipework challenges facing building services engineers, specifiers and designers. We provide both classroom and hands on training using our unique and interactive training rigs.

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Our Services

  • CPD Training

    Our courses are CPD approved by CIBSE, and provide both classroom and hands on training using designated experimental rigs.

  • BIM Courses

    BIM participants will learn how to find and use vendor or manufacturer-based component families, edit or customise families and generate necessary documentation.

  • Pipework Courses

    Our pipework courses cover the essentials of carbon steel tube specifications, and topics such as the differences between hot-finished and cold-formed tubes and welded vs. seamless products.

  • Technical support

    BISPA brings together both academic and industrial experts in order to support the building and industrial services industry.

  • Improved BIM awareness

    We are able to provide BIM training and assistance, with particular focus on building and industrial pipework systems.

  • Improved pipework awareness

    Our pipework courses cover the essentials of carbon steel tubes, specifications and service life issues.

Latest News & Blog

  • Tubes: Check they comply before you buy

    Here, Stewart Jones, Customer Technical Services Field Engineer at Tata Steel discusses the importance of traceability and compliance when using steel tubes. Competition within the [...]
  • BISPA in London offering Free CDP workshops

    As part of BISPA’s sponsorship of the BSEE Building Services forum in February 2018 we are pleased to announce that we will be running free [...]
  • Keeping on top of tubes

    Here, Stewart Jones, Customer Technical Services Engineer, Conveyance Tubes at Tata Steel discusses why continued professional development courses play a crucial role in keeping engineers [...]

Our Training Rigs

At out purpose built facility in Loughborough University

  • Joint Integrity Rig

    The rig was developed to allow the effectiveness of different jointing systems to be investigated.

  • Heat Transfer Rig

    Interactive training rig to explore heat transfer of pipework systems and the effectiveness of different coatings and insulation materials.

  • Pressure Rig

    Designed and developed to investigate pressure interactions within traditional pipework systems

  • Corrosion Rig 1

    Designed and developed to examine a range of corrosion reactions within pipework systems.

  • Corrosion Rig 2

    Designed and developed to examine a wider range of corrosion reactions within pipework systems.

  • Virtual Reality

    Simulates constructing pipework systems in a virtual reality environment.

Find Us

Contact Us

    • BISPA, Sir Frank Gibb Building, School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, UK
    • M.M.Eftekhari@lboro.ac.uk
    • +44 (0)1509 222606