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Introducing an Advanced Building Information Modeling Course in Construction Management Programs

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Construction 1: Special Topics in Construction Education: BIM, Simulation, Sustainability, and Safety

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Construction

Page Count

13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28576

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https://peer.asee.org/28576

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Yilei Huang South Dakota State University

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Dr. Yilei Huang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction and Operations Management at South Dakota State University. His research interests include the applications of Building Information Modeling, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality in Construction Management. Dr. Huang is a Certified Professional of Autodesk Revit Architecture and holds a Master's and a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering both from University of Kansas.

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Abstract

Many construction management (CM) programs in the U.S. have introduced Building Information Modeling (BIM) in their curriculum due to the rapid adoption of BIM in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Previous research has revealed that most of the BIM courses offered in CM programs have mainly focused on 3D modeling skills as well as BIM applications in 4D scheduling and 5D estimating. While these topics appear to be important to apply BIM technology, students will not be able to fully understand the BIM process in a construction project without knowing the fundamental workflow of BIM. This paper presents a newly-developed BIM course which aims to help CM students better understand the BIM workflow and focuses on advanced uses of BIM in construction projects. The course is divided into three modules: BIM workflow, basic BIM applications, and advanced BIM applications. The BIM workflow module discusses how BIM is addressed in project delivery method, contract, the execution plan, and team building. The basic BIM applications module explains the typical BIM applications in 3D coordination, 4D scheduling, 5D estimating, logistics, visualization, etc. The advanced BIM applications module demonstrates the latest technology advances in the AEC industry that utilize BIM applications, including laser scanning, virtual reality, and mixed reality. This course will considerably improve CM students’ understanding of BIM as a process instead of a modeling tools or software program and significantly broaden their insights into BIM beyond the existing 3D, 4D, and 5D applications. This paper will serve as a case study of an advanced level BIM course in CM programs.

Huang, Y. (2017, June), Introducing an Advanced Building Information Modeling Course in Construction Management Programs Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28576

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