ENT768 - Building and Infrastructure Information Modelling

SchoolCardiff School of Engineering
Department CodeENGIN0
Module CodeENT768
External Subject CodeH290
Number of Credits10
LevelL7
Language of DeliveryEnglish
Module Leader Dr Haijiang Li
SemesterSpring Semester
Academic Year2014/5

Outline Description of Module

On completion of the module a student should be able to

How the module will be delivered

A combination of lectures, literature review and practical labs held in computer rooms are used as a vehicle for explaining fundamental concepts for BIM. The sequence of topics reflects the understanding that BIM are best understood after a firm grounding in practical lecture, lab, and relevant discussion/review.

Skills that will be practised and developed

How the module will be assessed

The module is assessed 100% through coursework, which includes a comprehensive BIM execution plan and case study. In order to pass the module and obtain 10 credits the minimum overall pass mark of 50% must be achieved.

Assessment Breakdown

Type % Qualifying Mark Title Duration(hrs) Period Week
Written Assessment 100 N/A
Building And Infrastructure Information Modelling
N/A 1 N/A

Syllabus content

Building Information Modelling concept
Overview of the relevant worldwide standards, manuals, principles
Overview of the relevant organizations
Overview of the existing relevant software solutions
Overview of the existing relevant computing technologies
Object Oriented / Semantics / Knowledge Engineering
Parametric 3D design
Collaboration - linking
Integration - Work Sets
Integration - Clash detection
Integration - 4D / 5D and nD

Essential Reading and Resource List

Please see Background Reading List for an indicative list.

Background Reading and Resource List

BIM Handbook: A guide to building information modeling for owners, managers, designers, engineers, and contractors, Eastman, C, 2008

BIM and construction management: proven tools, methods, and workflows, Hardin, B, 2009

BSI, Constructing the business case - building information modelling. 2010.

BuildingSmart, Investors Report - Building Information Modeling (BIM). 2010.

McGraw_Hill_construction, The Business Value of BIM in Europe. 2010.

NBIMS, United States National Building Information Modeling Standard Version 1 - Part 1 - overview principles and methodologies. 12/2007.

UKCabinetOffice, Government Construction Strategy. 05-2011.

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