QUSU08041 2019 Building Information Modelling for Quantity Surveyors

General Details

Full Title
Building Information Modelling for Quantity Surveyors
Transcript Title
Building Information Modelling
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Subject Area
QUSU - Quantity Surveying
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Sean McGagh
Programme Membership
SG_JQUAN_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying SG_JQUAN_K08 201900 Level 8 Honours Degree Add-on in Quantity Surveying SG_JQNTY_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying

This module examines the Building Information Modelling process and its practical application to estimators/quantity surveyors

Learning Outcomes

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


Appraise the problems in the construction process requiring a BIM solution


Evaluate the implementation of BIM within national, organisational and individual contexts.


Appraise the processes in various standards and specifications leading to common data environments and the development of BIM execution plans.


Discuss the implications of Building Information Modelling on the role of the Quantity Surveyor/Estimator


Examine the scheduling, quantification and reading functions of various BIM authoring and review packages for the interrogation of the data within a 3D information model for the purpose of cost planning and control

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lectures and software lab tutorials

Module Assessment Strategies

Exam and Continuous Assessment

Repeat Assessments

As Marks and Standards

Indicative Syllabus

Problems in Construction leading to a BIM solution

BIM Implementation

Organisations and Standards

Appreciation of 3D Information Models

Common Data Environments

BIM Execution Plans

Impact on the Quantity Surveyor

Software: Revit Scheduling, Navisworks Quantification, Cubit BIM Readers.




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 Continuous Assessment Individual Project 40 % OnGoing 5

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Examination Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Lecture Theatre BIM Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Software 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Theory and Software 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Not Specified BIM Theory 2 Weekly 2.00
Laboratory Practical Computer Laboratory Software 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Theory and Software 3 Weekly 3.00
Total Online Learning Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-10-09 BIM and Quantity Surveying Routledge
ISBN 0415870437 ISBN-13 9780415870436

The sudden arrival of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a key part of the building industry is redefining the roles and working practices of its stakeholders. Many clients, designers, contractors, quantity surveyors, and building managers are still finding their feet in an industry where BIM compliance can bring great rewards.

This guide is designed to help quantity surveying practitioners and students understand what BIM means for them, and how they should prepare to work successfully on BIM compliant projects. The case studies show how firms at the forefront of this technology, such as Davis Langdon, have integrated core quantity surveying responsibilities like cost estimating, tendering, and development appraisal into high profile BIM projects. In addition to this, the implications for project management, facilities management, contract administration and dispute resolution are also explored through case studies, making this a highly valuable guide for those in a range of construction project management roles.

Featuring a chapter describing how the role of the quantity surveyor is likely to permanently shift as a result of this development, as well as descriptions of tools used, this covers both the organisational and practical aspects of a crucial topic.

Required Reading
2012 The Impact of Building Information Modelling Routledge
ISBN 0415601673 ISBN-13 9780415601672

Construction projects involve a complex set of relationships, between parties with different professional backgrounds trying to achieve a very complex goal. Under these difficult circumstances, the quality of information on which projects are based should be of the highest possible standard. The line-based, two dimensional drawings on which conventional construction is based render this all but impossible. This is the source of some major shortcomings in the construction industry, and this book focuses on the two most fundamental of these: the failure to deliver projects predictably: to the required quality, on time and within budget; and the failure of most firms in the industry to make a survivable level of profit. By transforming the quality of information used in building, BIM aims to transform construction completely. After describing and explaining these problems, the way in which BIM promises to provide solutions is examined in detail. A discussion of the theory and practice of BIM is also provided, followed by a review of various recent surveys of BIM usage in the US, UK and selected European economies. The way in which other industries, including retail and manufacturing, have been transformed by information are explored and compared with current developments in the deployment of BIM in construction. Five case studies from the UK show how BIM is being implemented, and the effects it is having on architects and contractors. This book is perfect for any construction professional interested in improving the efficiency of their business, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students wishing to understand the importance of BIM.

Required Reading
2015 BIM in Principle and in Practice
ISBN 0727760920 ISBN-13 9780727760920

Covering the principles behind building information modelling (BIM), its current use in practice and how it may develop in the future, BIM in Principle and in Practice provides construction professionals with an overview of this emerging field to enable informed discussions with clients and colleagues.

Required Reading
2018-04-29 Up and Running with Autodesk Navisworks 2019 Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 1717554709 ISBN-13 9781717554703

This textbook has been written keeping in mind the requirements of running Autodesk Navisworks in the coordination meetings for the BIM projects and plant & mining projects. The author has specifically covered a number of pain-points that the users face on day-to-day basis in their work. Real-world BIM and Plant models have been used as tutorials in this book. You will be able to find various similarities between the models used in this textbook and your current projects. This will allow you to apply the concepts learned in this textbook to your day-to-day work. The following are some salient features of this textbook: Complimentary access to the videos of all tutorials in the textbook. 714 pages of in-depth coverage of all modules of Autodesk Navisworks Simulate and Manage. Detailed discussion of the Autodesk Navisworks tools and concepts followed by Plant and BIM tutorials. Around 450 pages of tutorials on real-world Plant and Building models. Tutorial on performing clash test with point cloud data. Project-based chapter on Autodesk BIM 360 Glue App for Autodesk Navisworks. Project-based chapter on Autodesk Navisworks for Factory Design Suite. Special tutorial on the animation of the subsea Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Special tutorials showing the Animator and Scripter scenes with crane animations. Timeliner simulation linked with animator animations showing construction sequences and movement of crane and semitrailers at the construction site. Detailed coverage of the Clash Detective module and the switchback functionality. Timeliner based clash tests included in tutorials. "What I do" tips describing some real world challenges that Navisworks users face and the author's approach in those situations. Free video showing how to use Autodesk ReCap to reduce the size of Point Cloud data before importing in Autodesk Navisworks available by contacting the author at deepak@deepakmaini.com. End of chapter skill evaluation to review the concepts learnt in the chapter. The following free teaching resources are available for faculty: PowerPoint slides of every chapter in the textbook. Answers to the Class Test Questions. Help for designing the course curriculum. Additional videos to help plan your classes.

Required Reading
2018-07 Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture Basics SDC Publications
ISBN 9781630571740 ISBN-13 1630571741

Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture Basics is geared towards beginning architectural students or professional architects who want to get a jump-start into 3D parametric modeling for commercial structures. This book is filled with tutorials, tips and tricks, and will help you get the most out of your software in very little time. The text walks you through from concepts to site plans to floor plans and on through reflected ceiling plans, then ends with an easy chapter on how to customize Autodesk Revit to boost your productivity. The advantages of working in 3D are not initially apparent to most architectural users. The benefits come when you start creating your documentation and you realize that your views are automatically defined for you with your 3D model. Your schedules and views automatically update when you change features. You can explore your conceptual designs faster and in more depth. Learning to use Revit will allow you to communicate your ideas and designs faster, more easily, and more beautifully.

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