ARCT5518 BIM Workflows

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Design a small scale simple building using BIM software from conceptual design to design documentation.

Design a medium scale building using BIM software and prepare a series of reports from the modeled information. A Project Management schedule, cost estimate using Rawlinsons and an Energy report along with the more typical Window and Door Schedules.

Through collaboration and feedback from other students, participants use a design process to explore basic BIM concepts.
Students are able to (1) design small scale complex buildings; (2) design medium scale complex buildings; (3) achieve competence and familiarity with the BIM software interface and be competent at extracting data from the digital model using the software; (4) use collaborative process to engage with other students within BIM environment; and (5) begin to operate in a collective, collaborative and supportive way.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) project one—small building construction; (2) project two—medium building construction; and (3) tutorial tasks—group work, collaborative processes. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Rene van Meeuwen
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Design
Contact hours
workshops: 3 hours
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