BLDG5000 BIM Authors

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Content
This unit provides orientaton in the essential grammar of Building Information Modelling (BIM), and the framework and processes of BIM-based design techniques. It aims to foster understanding of the integration and organisation of cross-disciplinary design content in BIM environments, covering core knowledge in project databases, family creation, object libraries, naming conventions, classification codes, shared parameters and export files. Students obtain grounding in the underpinning logic of authoring tools, developing skills driving current software such as Tekla, AutoCad, Revit, Bentley and Integraph on multiple platforms to complete the design of a simple, small-scale building.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) understand the interraction between spatial relationships, time and cost in a building's design phase; (2) competently navigate BIM software interface; (3) demonstrate proficiency using a digital vocabulary in collaborative BIM environments; and (4) discern limitations and opportunities of BIM representations..
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) digitally-based drawing set and (2) group submission. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
To take this unit students must be enrolled in the Master of Building Information Modelling course 25540.
Contact hours
1 hour lecture, 2 hour seminar per week
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