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Leveraging Building Information Modeling Technology in Construction Engineering and Management Education

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


San Antonio, Texas

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June 10, 2012

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June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012



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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

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25.898.1 - 25.898.15



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Namhun Lee East Carolina University


Carrie S. Dossick University of Washington Orcid 16x16

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Carrie Sturts Dossick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Construction Management in the College of Built Environments, and the Executive Director of the Pacific Northwest Center for Construction Research and Education, where she has been developing a new course for Integrated Project Delivery called ARCH404/CM404 Integrated Design-Build Studio. Dossick's main research interests focus on emerging collaboration methods and technologies such as Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Current projects include technology and collaboration strategies for green building design and construction, global virtual teams, and applications of BIM and COBie in operations. She has received funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Army, U.S. Department of Education, Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington, University of Washington Royalty Research Fund, University of Washington Capital Projects, and the College of Built Environments' BE Lab and was awarded the College of Architecture and Urban Planning 2007 Dean's Development Fund.

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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; 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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