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Building Information Management (CONS30002)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeCONS30002
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Building Information Management is one of two subjects that define the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Specilisation in the Bachelor Design

Students will get introduced to typical workflows of applying BIM on projects by multidisciplinary teams.

Topics include:

  • Analysis of process
  • BIM Execution Planning
  • Collaborative model-sharing
  • BIM guidelines, standards and policies
  • Interoperability and ‘Open BIM’
  • BIM’s impact on project procurement (contract and delivery)
  • BIM across the supply chain

Over the duration of the semester, students will get introduced to typical workflows of applying BIM on projects by multidisciplinary teams. As part of this analysis of process, the concept of BIM Execution Planning and collaborative model-sharing will get explained.

Students will learn about guidelines, standards and policies that help regulate information-flow on BIM projects and they will explore how these apply in practice. As part of this topic, students will learn about the concepts behind software interoperability and information-sharing via ‘Open BIM’.

The subject will outline BIM’s impact on project procurement, both in terms of its contractual implications, as well as considering project delivery mechanisms associated to BIM.

Under the ‘whole of life’ topic, students will learn to position BIM efforts by various contributors on projects across the entire supply chain, from clients, consultants, contractors, fabricators, and Facility/Asset Managers.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of Building Information ModellingBIM-related processes as they unfold in practice;
  • Set BIM up within a practice, as well as on projects;
  • Understand the impact of BIM guidelines, standards and policies;
  • Assist in the coordination of BIM processes across multi-disciplinary project teams;
  • Understand the impact of procurement on the ability to apply BIM on projects;
  • Comprehend the life-cycle aspect of BIM and its impact on team collaboration.

Generic skills

  • Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills: • Basic Management of Digital Design and Construction • Skill to engage in a digital collaborative environment • Effective participation as a group member • Familiarity with BIM processes and procurement • Life-cycle thinking

Last updated: 15 April 2019