ARCT5518 BIM Workflows

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (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 utilising a workflow process that carefully articulates the design brief. Students will use custom families to achieve specific design outcomes for their projects.

Through collaboration and feedback from tutors and students, participants use a BIM process to explore advanced design concepts.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of the limitations of the software to deliver clear design pathways; (2) evaluate workflows in the software to best represent their design thinking process; (3) create design proposals in the BIM environment with confidence and specificity; and (4) apply the data generated from the design proposal to further manage the buildings requirements.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) project one—small building construction and (2) project two—medium building construction. 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
BLDG5000 BIM Authors
BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online
Advisable prior study:
Bachelor of Design
Contact hours
workshops: 2 hours
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