Building Information Modelling (BIM)

10 Units

This subject examines the practical application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technologies and processes for the development and delivery of construction projects. The role of the project manager, contractor, design team and BIM Manager in the development and use of building information models is explored. This includes the effective management and control of information contained in discipline-specific 3D models. Students develop an in-depth understanding of 4D simulation of the planned construction process, visualisation and animation. The subject also examines the issues and problems that are inhibiting the widespread application of time-lining and 4D simulation technologies in the industry. Students are presented with the future development of BIM technologies for construction.

Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment
School School of Architecture and Built Environment
Availability Semester 1 - 2018 (BCA Singapore)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
Semester 1 - 2018 (Distance Education - Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and categorise the principles of Building Information Modelling
  2. Recognise the role of a BIM Manager relative to other construction stakeholders
  3. Prepare a BIM implementation/execution plan
  4. Apply BIM software tools to simulate the processes of design and construction
  • Principles of BIM
  • Collaborative software: Autodesk and Navisworks used as an example
  • Collaboration in the construction industry using BIM
  • Integrated design and project delivery
  • The business case for BIM
  • The BIM manager
  • BIM implementation process
  • Preparing BIM implementation/execution plan
  • Collaboration and team work in the construction process
  • Planning and scheduling using collaborative software
  • The role of Project Manager, Construction Manager and Design team in the use of BIM
  • 4D simulation of the planned construction process
  • Future development of BIM technologies and barriers to BIM implementation in the construction industry
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Essays / Written Assignments

Contact Hours

BCA Singapore, Callaghan and Distance Education - Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Distance learning students will receive equivalent instruction through online or other distance education strategies

Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for ARBE3308
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