CONS09001 2019 Building Information Modelling

General Details

Full Title
Building Information Modelling
Transcript Title
Building Information Modelling
40 %
Subject Area
CONS - Construction
CENG - Civil Eng. and Construction
09 - Level 9
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Owen Feeney, David Collery
Programme Membership
SG_SPROJ_M09 201900 Master of Science in Project Management SG_SMECH_S09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in Mechanical and Electrical Quantity Surveying SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SPROJ_O09 201900 Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Project Management SG_SBIMA_S09 201900 Postgraduate Certificate in BIM and Lean Construction Management

Building Information Modelling [BIM] is an area that is developing in the construction industry, with an increasing number of projects undertaking the BIM process. However, there is a common misconception that BIM means 3D design only. In fact, it means considerably more. BIM is a process for creating and managing all of the information on a project ‑ before, during and after construction. The output of this process is the Building Information Model, the digital description of every aspect of the constructed asset.



This module will cover the BIM project lifecycle and provide the learner with detailed knowledge and the skills required in order to manage each step of the BIM process. This module will provide an understanding of the BIM process and standards including the essential elements for successful delivery of projects to BIM level 2. It will also detailing collaboration and implementation processes.

Learning Outcomes

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


Evaluate and assess BIM collaboration software and BIM standards


Formulate solutions for implementing the Employer Information Requirements document, BIM Execution Plan and Common Data Environment in accordance to the required standards


Assess and develop a collaborative approach in a BIM environment



Devise solutions for the continuous improvement of BIM coordination



Understand and measure BIM from a whole life cycle perspective

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered by a one hour interactive online lecture and a one tutorial.


Module Assessment Strategies

BIM quizzes, individual assignments are designed to assess the learning outcomes of this module which are not examined as part of the final exam. 

Continuous Assessment 40 %


Repeat Assessments

Repeat final examination and required assignments to achieve the pass grade for this module

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.

Regulatory Environment: PAS1192 and ISO 19650. Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM Protocols - the legal framework which facilitates and promotes the use of BIM. Current developments and frameworks for BIM adoption. A knowledge of Uniclass 2 classification system. Legal issues. BIM Execution plans.

Collaboration - Introduction to on-line tools and practices to experience engagement with others to solve problems in a virtual environment.

BIM Regulatory Environment: ISO 19650 and other documents and regulations as they apply to the BIM process

BIM Workflow-level compatibility between a range of BIM software. Quality and auditable workflows. Open BIM approach enabling numerous companies located throughout the world to work, collaborate and communicate effectively regardless of software platforms.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
40 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
60 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous Assessment No 1 Coursework Assessment Assessment 10 % Week 5 1,2,3
2 Assignment No 2 Coursework Assessment Assignment 10 % Week 7 1,3,4,5
3 Assessment Project Group Project 20 % Week 9 3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 All elements of the module Final Exam Closed Book Exam 60 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Online Lecture Online Online Lectures 1 Weekly 1.00
Tutorial Online Tutorial 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Independent Learning 7 Weekly 7.00
Total Part Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2011 BIM and Integrated Design Deutsch (2011)


Recommended Reading
2014 BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks .


Required Reading
2018-08-14 BIM Handbook John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 9781119287537 ISBN-13 1119287537

Discover BIM: A better way to build better buildings Building Information Modeling (BIM) offers a novel approach to design, construction, and facility management in which a digital representation of the building product and process is used to facilitate the exchange and interoperability of information in digital format. BIM is beginning to change the way buildings look, the way they function, and the ways in which they are designed and built. The BIM Handbook, Third Edition provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation, and the profound advantages that effective use of BIM can provide to all members of a project team. Updates to this edition include: Information on the ways in which professionals should use BIM to gain maximum value New topics such as collaborative working, national and major construction clients, BIM standards and guides A discussion on how various professional roles have expanded through the widespread use and the new avenues of BIM practices and services A wealth of new case studies that clearly illustrate exactly how BIM is applied in a wide variety of conditions Painting a colorful and thorough picture of the state of the art in building information modeling, the BIM Handbook, Third Edition guides readers to successful implementations, helping them to avoid needless frustration and costs and take full advantage of this paradigm-shifting approach to construct better buildings that consume fewer materials and require less time, labor, and capital resources.

Required Reading
2015-11-01 The Bim Management Handbook
ISBN 1859466052 ISBN-13 9781859466056

An authoritative and practical road map for those implementing and managing BIM workflows. With the 2016 deadline for BIM level 2 fast approaching and the growing realisation of the huge benefits BIM brings these skills are becoming industry essentials. Concentrating on the how rather than the why this will help you to adapt by clearly, and without jargon, explaining standard BIM processes, Government standards and the effective coordination of design, construction and asset information. Spanning both organisational strategy and day-to-day practical tasks it explores bottom line business reasoning as well as potential risks and challenges. Extra features include: * Case studies that demonstrate real world approaches as well as problems and solutions * Checklists for adequately resourcing BIM roles and responsibilities in relation to PAS-1192 * Self-check questions allowing you to evaluate your BIM implementation methodology This is the go-to guide for BIM Coordinators and Managers, architectural principals, design team leaders and architectural technicians ensuring you are 'BIM ready' in 2016. It will also be invaluable for Part 3 students getting to grips with BIM strategy and implementation.

Required Reading
2017-08-09 Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations II WIT Press
ISBN 9781784661717 ISBN-13 1784661716

The papers presented at Building Information Modelling 2017 (BIM) are from a range of forums, including plenary papers, workshops, seminars, and panel sessions. The conference was attended by experts from industry, practice and academia, sharing their work on key topics, the development of innovative solutions, and the identification future trends. The volume gives details of how BIM tools and techniques have fundamentally altered the manner in which modern construction teams operate, the processes through which designs are evolved, and the relationships between conceptual, detail, construction and life cycle stages. BIM is essentially value-creating collaboration throughout the entire life-cycle of an asset, underpinned by the statistics attached to them and has far and reaching consequences on both building procurement and infrastructure. BIM 2017 papers cover topics such as: BIM in design coordination, Construction operations; Building operation and maintenance; BIM and sustainability; Collaborative working and practices; Facilities management integration and GIS integration; Automation in construction; Health and safety; BIM and interoperability; Life cycle project management; Cultural heritage; BIM and Robotics; Risk analysis and management and Emergency analysis, planning and management

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

BIM and Integrated Design – Wiley

BIM Collaboration with Autodesk Navisworks, by Paul Aubin (2014)

R.S. Weygant (2011) BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices Wiley

Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, Liston (2011) BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information

BIM and Construction Management : Proven Tools, Methods, and Workflows- By (author) Brad Hardin , By (author) Dave McCool (2015)

Journal Resources

Journal paper links are provided on the module moodle page

URL Resources

BIM Task Group

EUBIM Task Group

Other Resources

Case Study reports - 

Additional Information