Advanced Construction

Unit code: NBC4002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(One credit point is usually equivalent to one hour of study per week)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time


This unit introduces and facilitates the student’s technical knowledge and skills in Building Information Modelling (BIM) and BIM management concepts as required by a BIM manager in the industry. The unit also covers the current practices and approaches used in the construction industry including sustainable construction, lean construction and prefabrication.

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. Interpret 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. Cross-examine the theoretical knowledge of the lean construction, prefabrication and simulation in construction with an introduction to green rating tools.


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Test
Grade: 20%
Two In-class tests (10% each)
Assessment type: Review
Grade: 15%
Individual review and presentation
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 50%
Group assignment report and Presentation
Assessment type: Other
Grade: 15%
Focus group discussion (individually assessed)

Required reading

A list of recommended textbooks will be made available on VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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