The aim of this unit is to introduce the concept, definition, and role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the process of construction, design, and facility management. The usage of BIM is necessary in the development of better, safer, efficient, and cost-effective structures. The application period of BIM spans from building conception to the operational lifetime of the structure. The utilization of BIM models expedites the construction process in the design stage through implementation of change orders or variations in the pre-construction phase. In the construction phase features such as clash detection, pre-coordinated schedules, flexible cash flow management allows the construction phase to be conducted impeccably. In the handover and operational phases BIM, based facilities have accumulated data that support maintenance activities such as repairs or renovations with accurate and precise data. This wholesome approach to construction is what sets BIM apart from other construction techniques.
Selecting the appropriate level of detail in BIM model according to client requirements, checking BIM model to for conflicts or reworks, creation of 3D model elements, creation of landscape and surroundings, evaluation of structure according to local health codes, safety codes and structural stability before construction. These are essential tasks that BIM managers are required to fulfil during project lifecycle.
Topics included in this unit are understanding the concept of BIM and the approach of BIM in construction, the usage of BIM tools such as Autodesk Revit and their key features and properties. Using BIM tools for Architecture, Structure & MEP modelling. Moreover, elements such as Construction-Operation building information exchange, Dynamo based model design, 3D Visualization of model along with details on how to perform basic Facility Management through BIM tools using case studies will also be included in the unit. This will help develop a comprehensive approach to modern BIM modelling, design, and management.
Through the completion of this interactive unit students will cover the evaluation and formation of simulated BIM Projects through their entire lifecycles. They will be guided through every major project stage, from the conception of project right through to project handover, operations, and end of use. After completion of the unit, the student will understand how to balance technical requirements with the appropriate project management skills to gear them up to confidently implement BIM methodology without oversights or accidents.
During this unit, you will cover the below four learning outcomes:
LO1: Understand the Concept of Building Information Modelling in the Construction Industry.
LO2: Understand the usage of BIM in design and tools usage in BIM-Enabled design.
LO3: Understand the usage of BIM in Construction and tools usage in BIM-Enabled construction.
LO4: Understand the usage of BIM in Post construction and tools usage in Facility Management.