CONS06038 2019 BIM Fundamentals

General Details

Full Title
BIM Fundamentals
Transcript Title
BIM Fundamentals
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Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Kieran Gallagher
Programme Membership
SG_TADWO_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology SG_SAPCT_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology 1 SG_SACON_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Construction Technology SG_SCONS_H08 202200 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Construction Project Management and Applied Technology

This module will provide students with the knowledge and skills to construct building information models using use BIM authoring software.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Use BIM authoring software to create building models to a professional standard.


Extract detailed information from a model required in the interdisciplinary whole life cycle of a Building.


Explain the theoretical principles fundamental to BIM and the BIM process.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered using blended learning techniques. This will include lectures, practical demonstrations and tutorial assistance. Students will be required to undertake assignments during classes and will be required to undertake additional project work in private study time. Moodle will be used to upload educational material (i.e. presentations and recordings of lectures plus supplementary reading material).

Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment.

Indicative Syllabus

Building Information Modelling:

Introduction to Building Information Modelling, BIM concepts and terminologies. BIM benefits and evolution. BIM modelling requirements, BIM modelling methods. BIM software tools, interoperability and design integration. BIM application areas.


Revit Software:

Fundamentals: Templates, user interface, levels, grids, walls, roofs floors ceilings, doors, windows and component families. Printing and file management.

Views: Model views, object visibility, section views, call-out views, 3 dimensional and rendered views.

Detailing: Dimensions, text and tags.

Documentation: Detailed working drawings, drawing sheets title blocks, schedules and takeoffs.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Individual Model Project Individual Project 100 % End of Semester 1,2,3

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical/Laboratory Computer Laboratory Building Modelling 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Autodesk Revit 2019 Architecture Basics. 2018 by Elise Moss

Mastering Autodesk Revit 2018 by Marcus Kim, Eddy Krygiel, and Lance Kirby.

BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices 2011. Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, Liston.

Journal Resources


Other Resources


Additional Information