This unit introduces and facilitates the student's technical knowledge and skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM). The unit also covers the current practices and approaches used in the construction industry including sustainable construction, lean construction and prefabrication.

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Develop a well-defined process using BIM to ensure collaboration between all project participants with the client requirements;  
  2. Express the BIM terminologies and gain knowledge on project execution plans using BIM management concepts;  
  3. Design for efficient management of resources and use of software in the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology and management;  
  4. Critically evaluate the theoretical knowledge of the lean construction, prefabrication and simulation in construction with an introduction of green rating tools.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test In-class test (2000 words equivalent) 30%
Assignment Group assignment (2000 words equivalent including presentation) 40%
Examination Final exam (2hrs exam) 30%

Required reading

There is no required text for this unit. The below are recommended texts only.

BIM and Construction Management: Proven tools, Methods and Workflows 2nd ed.
Hardin, B & McCool, D 2015

BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modelling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors 2nd ed.
Eastman, C, Teicholz, P, Sacks, R & Liston, K 2011

BIM Management Handbook 1st ed.
Shephard, D 2016
NSS publishers

Sustainable Practices in the Built Environment 2nd ed.
Langston, C & Ding, G (eds.) 2001
Butterworth-Heineman: Oxford

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