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Module Code: CEN322
Module Title: Building Information Modelling
Module Level: Level 3
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2017/18
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Civil Engineering
Pre-requisites: N/A
To enable students to apply the concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) through the development of architectural 3D models on industry standard parametric CAD systems; to cover the practical competence of architectural modelling and provides exposure on coordinating building information models; to develop the knowledge required for the management of BIM systems and understand the roles of the designer; and to demonstrate the ability to produce realistic rendering and animation using industry standard software.

Learning outcomes 
A Integrate Building Information Modeling (BIM) knowledge into the current project delivery method to fulfill the interoperability among different stakeholders.

B Design a small scale building, including structures, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP), and other components using BIM knowledge. Apply knowledge in multi-disciplinary design to integrate structure analysis and building service design.

C Incorporate BIM usage in the life cycle of the building, including design, construction, and operation phases, and familiar with different information technology that can be applied to enhance BIM application.

D Develop applications to enhance interoperability between different stakeholders related with building projects through Industrial Foundation Classes (IFC) based data exchange.

E Apply clash detection, construction progress simulation, and other advanced functions in BIM applications. Design efficiently by taking advantages of parametric modeling aspects.

Method of teaching and learning 
The material in this module is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and computer labs. Detailed BIM case studies will be assigned to groups of students to explore more information and to enhance their understanding. Revit software packages will be introduced during the computer lab classes. Building component modeling will be assigned to students using the introduced software packages. In addition, seminars will be offered to students from departmental Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) to gain industrial experiences.
• BIM basic concepts and the technologies that support it;

• Parametric modeling: the evolution to object-based parametric modeling, BIM environment, platform, and tools.

• Interoperability: different kinds of exchange formats, standardization.

• Discipline-specific perspectives of BIM: BIM for architects and engineers, building object models and libraries, BIM for construction, quantity takeoff and cost estimating, integration with cost and schedule control, BIM implementation.

• Potential impacts and future trends associated with the advent of BIM-enabled design, construction, and operation of buildings.

• Detailed case studies of BIM in the design and construction industry;

• Software packages learning, including Autodesk Revit, Navisworks;

• Research topics related to BIM.

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  4  13  13  0  94  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Assignment 40.00
2 Presentation 20.00
3 Project Report 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 10/22/2017 9:24:42 PM