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The Implementation of BIM Application in University Teaching: Case Study of a Construction Management Program

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Construction Engineering Division Technical Session 4

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Construction Engineering

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Sanjeev Adhikari Kennesaw State University

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Dr. Sanjeev Adhikari is faculty from Kennesaw State University. Previously he was faculty at Morehead State University from 2009 to 2016 and faculty at Purdue University – Indianapolis from 2016 to 2019. He has completed Ph.D. degree in civil engineering, focusing on construction management from Michigan Technological University in 2008. He has an extensive teaching background with a total of 18 years academic experience at five different universities. He has always been praised by students and department for his outstanding teaching and research excellence. To supplement his teaching and research, he has been involved in numerous professional societies, including ASCE, ACI, ASEE, ASC, ATMAE and TRB. His research output has been well disseminated as he has published thirty journal papers and thirty-nine conference papers. His research interests are 1) Creating Innovative Sustainable Materials, 2) Structural BIM Integration, 3) 4D/5D BIM, 4) Virtual Testing Lab, 5) Innovative Construction Demolition, and 6) Carbon Footprint Analysis on Roadways.

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Pavan Meadati Kennesaw State University

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Pavan Meadati, Ph.D., LEED AP, is a professor in Construction Management Department. He received Doctorate in Engineering from University of Nebraska –Lincoln. He is a recipient of 1. Outstanding Educator Award – Region II, in 2016 and Construction Excellence in Teaching Award for Region II in 2013 presented by the Associated Schools of Construction. Dr. Meadati serves as a Graduate Program Coordinator and played vital role in obtaining the initial accreditation and re-accreditation for Construction Management Masters’ Program. He received outstanding dissertation award from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2008. Dr. Meadati’s research interests include Building Information Model (BIM), BIM applications in Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) education, 3D laser scanning, Radio frequency Identification (RFID) and integration of mobile technology with BIM.

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Minsoo Baek Kennesaw State University

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Assistant Professor
Construction Management Department
Kennesaw State University
824 Polytechnic Lane
Marietta, GA 30060

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Construction Management students are the future driving forces of the construction industry advancement. The purpose of this research is to analyze the students’ perception of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) application in the construction management program in a university. This study investigates five major aspects of students’ perceptions toward a BIM application including, (1) the source of knowledge of BIM; (2) the perception of the BIM software applications with level of competency; (3) the awareness level of BIM to get a job in construction industry; (4) the perception of BIM-related jobs; the perception of the future of BIM in construction industry; and (5) the importance of BIM education within the CM degree program and CM undergraduate capstone projects. Thus, this study conducted a survey with different levels of the construction management students. Adopting the student population from Kennesaw State University as the case study, this research initiated a questionnaire-based approach followed by statistical analysis. Total number of students were collected of their responses to four Construction Management year groups. The research from student perspective would address perceptions of BIM implementation, especially construction management students’ opinions related to BIM implementation and help to get feedback from industry opinion to implement into curriculum.

Adhikari, S., & Meadati, P., & Baek, M. (2020, June), The Implementation of BIM Application in University Teaching: Case Study of a Construction Management Program Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35337

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