BLDG5800 Major Project

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit facilitates independent study and research in a team environment to solve simulated complex construction problems through a real time design and construct scenario, culminating in an exhibition and presentation of BIM information.

Supervision will be centred around the individuals capacity to find and resolve complex problems and decisions using the tools developed through the Master's program. There will be a strong emphasis on collaborative process and the effective communication of higher order thinking to facilitate judicious and ethical practice.
Students are able to (1) apply theoretical understanding of processes of conceptualisation and documentation to design a large scale complex [multi – storey] building using BIM models; (2) apply technical and analytical skills to produce a legible and accessible BIM model of high quality; and (3) competently coordinate collaborative process and articulate complex ideas in a concise manner to users within BIM environment.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: digital folio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
BLDG5000 BIM Authors
BLDG5100 BIM Dimensions; BLDG5200 Digital Site; BLDG5300 BIM Sustainability; BLDG5500 BIM Network Teams; BLDG5700 BIM Manager
Contact hours
3 hour studio per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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