June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Computing & Information Technology
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Implementing Building Information Modeling in Construction Engineering CurriculaDon Chen, Ph.D., LEED APAssistant Professor, Department of Engineering Technology & Construction ManagementCollege of EngineeringUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223Office: (704) 687-6299Fax: (704) 687-6653AbstractUnderstanding the limitations of existing BIM software packages is crucial to the acceptance andimplementation of BIM in construction engineering education. This paper presents a study thatwas conducted to compare the functions of Autodesk Revit products and the Vico VirtualConstruction Suite, the two most popular BIM solutions, and to determine the feasible BIM-based work flow for teaching key modules in construction engineering, such as structuralanalysis, construction scheduling (4D), and cost estimating and simulation (5D). This paperdescribes the procedures for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each software package,and proposes a protocol of implementing BIM in construction engineering curricula.
Chen, D., & Gehrig, B. (2011, June), Implementing Building Information Modeling in Construction Engineering Curricula Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18099
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