CONS09001 2017 Building Information Modelling

General Details

Full Title
Building Information Modelling
Transcript Title
40 %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - NFQ Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2017 - Full Academic Year 2017-18
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
David Collery
Programme Membership
SG_SBIMA_S09 201700 Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201700 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management

Building Information Modelling [BIM] is an area that is developing in the construction industry, with an increasing number of projects undertaking the BIM process. However, there is a common misconception that BIM means 3D design only. In fact, it means considerably more. BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project ‑ before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the constructed asset.



This module will cover the BIM project lifecycle and provide the learner with detailed knowledge and the skills required in order to manage each step of the BIM process. This module will provide an understanding of the BIM process and standards including the essential elements for successful delivery of projects to BIM level 2. It will also detailing collaboration and implementation processes.

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate and assess BIM collaboration software and BIM standards


Formulate solutions for implementing the Employer Information Requirements document, BIM Execution Plan and Common Data Environment in accordance to the required standards


Assess and develop a collaborative approach in a BIM environment



Devise solutions for the continuous improvement of BIM coordination



Understand and measure BIM from a whole life cycle perspective

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered by a one hour interactive online lecture and a one tutorial.


Module Assessment Strategies

Continuous Assessment 40 %


Repeat Assessments

Repeat final examination and required assignments

Indicative Syllabus

Building Information Modelling: Introduction to Building Information Modelling, BIM concepts and terminologies. BIM benefits and evolution. BIM modelling requirements, BIM modelling methods. BIM software tools, interoperability and design integration. BIM application areas.

Regulatory Environment: PAS1192. Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM Protocols - the legal framework which facilitates and promotes the use of BIM. Current developments and frameworks for BIM adoption. A knowledge of Uniclass 2 classification system. Legal issues. BIM Execution plans.

Collaboration - Introduction to on-line tools and practices to experience engagement with others to solve problems in a virtual environment.

BIM Regulatory Environment: PAS 1192 and other documents and regulations as they apply to the BIM process

BIM Workflow-level compatibility between a range of BIM software. Quality and auditable workflows. Open BIM approach enabling numerous companies located throughout the world to work, collaborate and communicate effectively regardless of software platforms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

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

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment No 1 Continuous Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 5 1,2,3
2 Assignment No 2 Continuous Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 7 1,3,4,5
3 Assessment Project Group Project 20 % Week 9 3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 All elements of the module Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011 BIM and Integrated Design Deutsch (2011)


Recommended Reading
2014 BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks .


Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

BIM and Integrated Design – Wiley

BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks, by Paul Aubin (2014)

R.S. Weygant (2011) BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices Wiley

Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, Liston (2011) BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information

BIM and Construction Management : Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows- By (author) Brad Hardin , By (author) Dave McCool (2015)

URL Resources

BIM Task Group

EUBIM Task Group