CONS06035 2019 Building Information Modeling

General Details

Full Title
Building Information Modeling
Transcript Title
Building Information Modeling
75 %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Patrick Naughton, Tomas O Flaherty, David Collery, Owen Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECIVI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering SG_ECVIL_B07 202000 Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering in Civil Engineering

This module is intended to develop the learners knowledge and skills on the implementation of Building Information Modelling 3D software and CAD for creating structural models and details for Civil & Construction projects and collaborating with other industry professionals on projects in a BIM environment. The focus is on developing the learners practical skills in using the software to work effectively on BIM projects. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Understand the implementation of BIM and CAD standards involved in industry



Create simple BIM & CAD models of steel and concrete framed structures in BIM software



Create construction details including concrete and steel detailing in BIM Software



Create Topographical surfaces using survey data in 3D BIM compatible software and import these into a BIM model


Communicate in BIM CDE & CAD based project environments

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques augmented by practical classes, independent learning directed learning. This approach is expected to address student-learning needs. A learning platform such as Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. tutorial recordings plus supplementary reading material) and as a means of assessment (e.g. uploading assignments and projects). This blended approach (lectures and pre-recorded tutorials) allows students work at their own pace. Projects from Construction Technology module will be implemented in this this module to assist with their understanding of Construction Technology theory.

Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assignments throughout term allowing for formative and summative feedback




Repeat Assessments

Re-submission of Continuous Assessment assignments/project work for Autumn exam board pending meeting module attendance requirement.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. Introduction to BIM theory; Introduction to implementing BIM in Industry; levels and Dimensions of BIM, IFC, digital strategy, processes, resources and technologies, BIM project planning, benefits of BIM, CDE, Introduction to codes of practice/supporting documents, roles and responsibilities in BIM projects. Naming conventions.
  2. Concrete and steel framed buildings in CAD and BIM software.
  3. Use of families in BIM software.
  4. Elemental forms and masses in BIM software.
  5. Topographical surfaces, sites and massing, creating and importing surfaces from other 3D BIM compatible software.
  6. Call-outs and Drafting views in BIM software - construction detailing and rebar detailing and scheduling in BIM Software and CAD.
  7. Portal frames and Steel connections in BIM software.
  8. Concrete structures for water and waste water plants.
  9. Exporting and introduction to BIM collaboration tools such as BIM 360 & Navisworks.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignments Continuous Assessment Assignment 50 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5
2 Assessment Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 10 % OnGoing 1
3 Project Project Project 40 % OnGoing 2,3,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Practical Class 6 Weekly 6.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 6.00 Hours

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