Fundamentals of BIM for Construction Management

In this course, students develop and apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts, uses, and skills.  Students will leave this course with tangible BIM software skills and an understanding of software concepts and work processes, as well as enough industry context to decide why and how to leverage these capabilities in practice. The blended delivery of lectures and hands-on labs approach provides the students access to build software skills while learning larger concepts about the fundamentals of these technologies and how these technologies are changing industry practices.

The rapid adoption of Building Information Modeling (“BIM”) in the design and construction industry has led to strong demand for construction management professionals who can leverage the many benefits of BIM on their projects.  This course supports our professional degree program and the students’ real-world experience by helping construction managers take an active role in the BIM process. This course focuses on applied BIM skills that can be readily useful in real project settings while introducing fundamental concepts that will support students’ life-long technological learning.

Course Learner Outcomes:

As a result of satisfactorily completing this course, students will demonstrate:

  • Apply

Building Information Modeling for project management

BIM uses including: 3D Visualization and Coordination, Clash Detection, 4D Modeling, and Cost Estimation

  • Understand

How to set up technology and teams for successful collaboration

How to develop BIM Execution Planning to select BIM uses for specific project contexts

  • Remember

Fundamental concepts of BIM such as data-centric and object-oriented software

The value of BIM for design and construction processes