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Utilizing BIM In A Design-Build Competition Program

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

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June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

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June 17, 2015





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Building Information Modeling (BIM) in Construction Education

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26.1693.1 - 26.1693.12



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Norman Henry Philipp Pittsburg State University

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Norman's professional work experience includes consulting and lecturing on BIM, architecture, architectural engineering, design-build, acoustics and project management. Mr. Philipp has dual bachelors and dual masters degrees in the fields of Architecture and Architectural Engineering. He received his PE in Architectural Engineering from the State of Kansas in 2013. His course work includes building information modeling, BIM management, construction graphics, building systems, engineering project management, and design-build. Mr. Philipp is CM-BIM certified through the Associated General Contractors of America. Additionally he serves as the Southeast Kansas Regional Co-Coordinator for the Kansas Disaster Assessment Team through the State of Kansas Department of Emergency Management.

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Utilizing BIM In A Design-Build Competition ProgramThis paper reviews the participation of university students from the Pittsburg State UniversitySchool of Construction towards delivering creative solutions to solving the housing problem forpeople displaced by various natural and man-made disasters through the Disaster Shelter DesignCompetition as hosted by John Brown University and sponsored by World Vision andSamaritan’s Purse. Construction management, engineering and architecture student teams areinvited to design and construct a rapidly deployable transitional disaster shelter for use by aidorganizations in response to disasters. The top ten teams are selected from the submitted entriesand permitted to construct prototype shelters for testing and presentation at John BrownUniversity. The study presents the participation of students involved though traditional phases ofdesign and construction along with the development of business case studies for massproduction. The application and utilization of various BIM design, analysis and constructionsoftware packages are reviewed in their use throughout the project. The paper also reviews thecurriculum for which the project was integrated and how concepts from the shelter are used incurriculum lessons learned and suggestions for future competitions are given.

Philipp, N. H. (2015, June), Utilizing BIM In A Design-Build Competition Program Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.25029

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