BLDG5000 BIM Authors

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Multi-mode
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.
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..
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) digitally-based drawing set and (2) digitally-based drawing set (Tekla). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
To take this unit students must be enrolled in the Master of Building Information Modelling course 25540
25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework)
Master of Architecture
BLDG5000 BIM Authors Online
BLDG5001 BIM Authors Online
BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo
BLDG5051 BIM Dynamo Online
Contact hours
3 hours per week.
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