New Orleans, Louisiana
June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
As Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been employed more widely in the construction industry for the last several years, industry expectations of BIM knowledge for construction management (CM) students has emerged and kept increasing. As a result, BIM education in CM programs has been given more emphases, and a number of CM programs in the U.S. have incorporated BIM contents in their curriculum through various strategies. While recent studies have suggested that integrating BIM into existing CM courses is the most practical approach, few frameworks could be found that are able to provide a systematic coverage of BIM in a CM curriculum. To bridge the gap, this paper proposes a framework that integrates BIM education in various existing courses of a CM program. The framework consists of ten CM courses that are organized in a structured system covering all four years of the program. The Autodesk software package is employed to introduce the applications of its two main BIM programs Revit and Navisworks Manage, as well as Robot Structural Analysis Professional. BIM contents and software features are introduced systematically on various topics including basic concepts, architectural components, structural analysis, MEP systems, materials, topography, schedule, coordination, and visualization. The framework aligns most individual CM subjects directly to their respective BIM components through the integration and exposes CM students to BIM from their entry to the exit. When students finish the degree, they will have acquired BIM knowledge and skills in all relevant CM subjects and will be ready for different career opportunities that require BIM. The proposed framework will serve as a case study of how CM programs could implement BIM education more effectively and efficiently.
Huang, Y. (2016, June), Incorporating Building Information Modeling in Existing Courses: A Systematic Framework for Undergraduate Construction Management Programs Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25650
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