Full Title:Building Information Modelling
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:BLDS E8026
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:Building Information Modelling uses the process of designing a building collaboratively using one coherent system of computer models rather as separate sets of drawings. It currently can bring together all the different disciplines within a project to work on one "active" model that greatly enhances efficiency and accuracy and presentation. The student shall be able to understand BIM techniques and operate the software in an efficient and effective manner.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain the main concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Apply these concepts to professional practice.
  2. Operate BIM Software and show competence in using it to produce Building Design Models and Visualisations.
  3. Use different functions within the BIM Software to analyse a buildings performance relevant to regulatory requirements.
  4. Prepare all the relevant information within the BIM software efficiently to produce professional and accurate building design and planning drawings and visualisations.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Building Information Modelling (BIM)Software
The BIM Software used is Autodesk Revit Architecture or a similar approved product. The software shall be updated accordingly as new releases becomes available.
Introduction to BIM
An overview of the concepts of Building Information Modelling. How Revit Architecture works in practice.
Producing Building Models
Add basic building elements, such as floors, walls, doors & windows and roofs.to a model. Add more detailed elements, such as stairs, curtain walling, furniture to a model. Add basic topographical surfaces and site elements to a model. Refine the building elements.
Producing Building Design Drawings and Visualisations
Create schedules, views, and sheets to document a building model. Prepare presentation views such as 3D renderings and walkthroughs. Drawings shall be produced to both design and planning standard.
Building Model Analysis
Carry out Sun Studies and shadow projection on a building model. Carry out basic Thermal Performance analysis of a Building Model and produce basic material and area schedules
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Continuous Assessment The students shall have to develop a comprehensive building model to represent a building of the lecturers choice. A brief shall be prepared with an outline specification of the building materials. The project shall take place throughout most of the semester and will have target dates applied in which the student must prepare the model i.e Walls complete, Roof complete etc. These shall be marked accordingly and the marks go toward the final project mark. The output shall be both digitally submitted and a printed paper copy. 1,2,3,4 65.00 0 0 n/a 0
Continuous Assessment This shall be a practical class test.The class test shall consist of the student developing a building model from typical plans and elevations supplied in paper copy. A brief shall also be submitted to specifically assess different functions within the software. 2,3 35.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Students will be given an opportunity to remediate part or all of their CA performance by the autumn/repeat examination boards by repeating part or all of the same or similar CA

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Practical This time shall be spent operating and learning the software in the labs 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading Continuous Assessment Work 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Eastman, C., Tecihoiz, P., Sacks, R., Liston K. 2011, BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers and Contractors, 2nd Ed. [ISBN: 978-047054137]
  • Vandezande J., Krygiel E., Read P. 2013, Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014: Autodesk Official Press, Autodesk Official Press
  • Duell R., Hathorn T., Hathorn T. R. 2013, Autodesk Revit Architecture 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press, Autodesk
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_EBSUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Building Surveying 6 Mandatory
658 Bachelor of Science in Construction Surveying 6 Mandatory