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A Preliminary Study on Upper-Level Building Information Modeling Education for Construction Management Students

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2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


New Orleans, Louisiana

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June 26, 2016

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June 26, 2016

End Date

June 29, 2016





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Construction Session 2: PM, BIM, and Collaboration

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Namhun Lee Central Connecticut State University

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Dr. Namhun Lee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Manufacturing and Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University, where he has been teaching Construction Graphics/Quantity Take-Off, CAD & BIM Tools for Construction, Building Construction Systems, Building Construction Estimating, Heavy/Highway Construction Estimating, Construction Planning, and Construction Project Management. Dr. Lee’s main research areas include Construction Informatics and Visual Analytics; Building Information Modeling (BIM), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for construction management; and Interactive Educational Games and Simulations. E-mail:

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Linda Reeder Central Connecticut State University

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Linda Reeder, FAIA, LEED AP, is an Associate Professor at Central Connecticut State University.

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Over the last decade, attention to building information modeling (BIM) has been steadily growing. Without a doubt, BIM is an evolving technology that will affect all aspects of design and construction in the future. BIM not only creates a collaborative working environment for building design and construction but also offers greater operational efficiency and effectiveness of supply chains in the construction industry. Perhaps the greatest advantage of using BIM technology is the capability to promote transparency and collaboration among all members of project teams, thereby reducing waste and saving time and money throughout the entire processes of construction. Utilizing BIM technology, participants involved in a project are able to communicate ideas more effectively and provide competitive advantages for project teams. This is one of the main reasons why BIM is being rapidly adopted by the construction industry. This paper reports the results of a preliminary study on BIM education and merely discusses and suggests how construction educators help students get prepared for their future professional career in terms of BIM education in the domain of construction management.

Lee, N., & Reeder, L. (2016, June), A Preliminary Study on Upper-Level Building Information Modeling Education for Construction Management Students Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26406

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