Building Information Modeling

The course is concerned specifically with the utilization of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. The aim of the course is to give students a practical, hands-on introduction to BIM and related computer-based techniques for the documentation and modelling of designed structures. The course will be focusing on the processes involved in developing a full 3D design object model, not for the purpose of visualization alone, but more importantly as a tool for understanding and documenting how a proposed building design fits together and how it will perform during use. We will be exploring the principles of component modelling, and the process of assembling those components to produce a design model from which traditional documentation (such as plans, elevations and sections) can be derived. From there, we will explore technologies that allow a BIM model to be exported and subsequently imported in to a range of design analysis packages. Several lectures will be delivered by guests from industry, affording an opportunity to understand the technology from that perspective.

Course ID
ARUD 363
Credit Hours

1.Learn BIM processes, protocols and standards 
2.Implement a BEP(BIM Execution Plan ), including a Model Element Table, to establish the Level of Development [LOD] and the author of each model element.
3.Apply BIM software tools to simulate the processes of design and construction
4.Recognize the role of a BIM Manager relative to other construction stakeholders
5.Identify and categories the principles of Building Information Modelling
6.Demonstrate an understanding of how the model is created with different model elements and levels.
7.Demonstrate an understanding of how a federated model of component model parts received from different trades is managed within a model viewer (technical and conceptual objective).
8.Extract basic information from the model to create spreadsheets of information while demonstrating an understanding of what the information represents and where it comes from.
9.Export information in needed file formats.
10.Extract equipment information that may be needed for submittals, etc. during the construction process
11.Discuss, at a concept level, how BIM can be applied throughout the construction process and what its benefits of use are.