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Investigating Building Information Modeling Technology in Construction Engineering and Management Education Namhun Lee11 Assitant Professor, Department of Construction Management, East Carolina University, 334Rawl Building, Greenville, NC 27858-4353; PH (252) 328-9656; FAX (252) 328-1165; email:firstname.lastname@example.org Most of all programs in higher educational institutions have a common concern, “how toimprove the quality of curriculum for student learning.” Especially in the constructionmanagement (CM) education, this issue has been considered serious because students muchmore demand practical knowledge and hand-on experience than ones in other domains do.Along with the rapid change of information and communications technology, it becomes morecritical. Most of students today have grown up with technology. Many educational technologyresearchers argue that current students prefer to using technology for what they are learning sincethey are a technology savvy generation. For the students in the CM education, we are required to find solutions for the issue,“how to provide better quality of education to our students and how to improve the effectivenessof teaching.” Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology would be one of thesolutions. BIM technology continues to arouse interest because it brings several major benefitsrelated to improving the student learning and the effectiveness of teaching. In addition, it mightbe helpful to use BIM technology in drawing students’ active engagement. This paper investigates the roles and benefits of BIM technology in the CM educationand reviews how BIM technology has been implemented in the CM curriculum. In addition, thispaper suggests how best to integrate BIM technology into the CM curriculum for educatingstudents to be well prepared for the industry. The suggestions on this paper can be used for aguideline for instructional strategies related to BIM. Therefore, instructors can have the benefitsof BIM technology for their own course through appropriate BIM technology employment.
Lee, N., & Dossick, C. S. (2012, June), Leveraging Building Information Modeling Technology in Construction Engineering and Management Education Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21655
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