WIT Press


Launching The Innovative BIM Module For The Architecture And Built Environment Programme In China

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIM150131

Volume

149

Pages

12

Page Range

145 - 156

Published

2015

Size

759 kb

Author(s)

L. Tang, R. Jin, K. Fang

Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM), the booming digital technology in the global architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industries, is changing the project management not only from the technological perspective but also the way of team collaboration. As academia staff in the AEC field, the authors have been working on exploring the implementation of BIM education in the university curriculum, equipping students with the initial BIM knowledge, and further training students to prepare themselves in the future AEC job market. The newly created BIM module in the university recruited final year students from multiple disciplines, including architecture, civil engineering, and architectural environmental engineering. A real-life project was used in the module to enable students from different backgrounds to work in a team by utilizing the BIM as the teamwork tool. Students’ group work of applying BIM is presented in this study. Discussion from student group presentations sparked insights on how to overcome potential barriers when replacing the traditional 2D system with BIM. This study is developed to provide an example and initial thoughts of how the university education could be updated to meet the AEC industry need.

Keywords

BIM, AEC, education, collaboration, training, Revit, module