CONS07046 2019 Building Information Modelling Fundamentals

General Details

Full Title
Building Information Modelling Fundamentals
Transcript Title
Building Information Modelling
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Owen Feeney
Programme Membership
SG_CCONS_J07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Construction in Construction Management SG_SDIGI_E07 202000 Certificate in Science in Digital Construction Technology

This module is intended to develop design, communication and management skills within a BIM environment.

Learning Outcomes

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


Understand fundamentals of BIM and its implementation in the construction industry


Create and present basic 3D BIM Models, details and schedules


Manage and share content of 3D models competently in a CDE environment


Access and use Building Information Modelling within the construction industry

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques which will comprise mainly of  front-loaded online resources such as recorded tutorials, augmented by independent learning and 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.

Module Assessment Strategies

Mid term summative and formative assessment 10%. Major summative project of a Revit model 50%. Summative Final exam 40%. Both project and final exam are compulsory pass.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat project and final exam.

Indicative Syllabus

  1. 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, Codes of practice/supporting documents, roles and responsibilities in BIM projects. Naming conventions.
  2. BIM Collaboration.
  3. Revit interface and file types.
  4. Model creation - walls, curtain walls, columns, beams and floors, roofs, components and family creation, groups, stairs, shafts, extrusions, railings, Site and Toposurfaces.
  5. Sections, call-outs, detailing and drafting views, integration of CAD detailing.
  6. Sheets and title block creation, printing. 
  7. Concrete and steel framed buildings, steel portal framed buildings, Schedules - wall, windows, finishes etc, Applying costings to schedules.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Assignment Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 4 1,2,3
2 Project Project Project 50 % End of Term 1,2,3

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 40 % End of Term 1,2,4

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Directed Learning Online Directed learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Online Independant learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Online Pre-recorded tutorials 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 1.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Required Reading
2011-04-19 BIM Handbook John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9780470541371 ISBN-13 0470541377

"The BIM Handbook presents the technology and processes behind BIM and how architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors, construction and facility owners (AECO) can take advantage of the new technology and work process. Unlike CAD, BIM is a major paradigm shift in the documentation, work processes and exchange of project information. It facilitates collaboration and further automation, in both design and construction. AEC professionals need a handbook to guide them through the various BIM technologies and related processes. The collaborative nature of BIM requires professionals to view BIM from various industry perspectives and understand how BIM supports multiple project participants. The BIM Handbook reviews BIM processes and tools from multiple perspectives: the owner, architects and engineers, contractors, subcontractors and fabricators"--

Required Reading
2009-05-11 BIM and Construction Management John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 0470402350 ISBN-13 9780470402351

Offering practical advice and tested techniques, this book serves as the first and only building information modeling (BIM) integration guide for the construction industry. Youll explore crucial construction tasks such as estimating, staging, sustainability testing, multiple model trade coordination, and digital detail resolution. In addition, the book also looks at facility management models and offers a clear picture of how the featured tools, techniques, and workflows can benefit each discipline.

Module Resources

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