June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
Design in Engineering Education
26.1043.1 - 26.1043.13
Investigating the Synergies of Sustainability and BIM through CollaborativeProject-based LearningThe construction industry is undergoing fundamental transformation due to economic, social,and environmental development. Highlights of emerging trends include the prevalence of greenbuilding practices and a wide adoption of new information technology (IT) such as buildinginformation modeling (BIM). The paradigm shift demands a higher level of competencies insustainability and BIM, which generates a profound impact on college education in design andconstruction related fields. This study explores the effective use of collaborative project-basedlearning to enhance students’ understanding of sustainability and BIM implementation infacilitating green building design.In the fall of 2014, the faculty in the Construction Management (CM) program at XXXUniversity closely examined two existing courses (CM-X and CM-Y) through a joint coursedesign project. CM-X introduces green building design guidelines, rating systems, and commonpractices. CM-Y encapsulates BIM principles, modeling skills, and implementation of BIM tofacilitate high performance building design and construction. Students from the two classesworked in groups to co-develop LEED strategies and perform schematic design with BIM for asmall-scale LEED project on campus with predefined design criteria and project performanceexpectations. The collaborative project-based learning is responsive to the real world scenariowhere green building design and BIM are often implemented through an integrative process.Both direct and indirect measures were used to assess the effectiveness of the proposedcollaborative project-based pedagogy on selected core student learning outcomes (SLOs).Rubrics were developed for each measure. This paper discusses the findings, lessons learnedfrom this study, and provides insights into future improvements.
Wu, W., & Luo, Y. (2015, June), Investigating the Synergies of Sustainability and BIM through Collaborative Project-based Learning Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24380
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