Advanced Building Information Modeling

Course aim

This module introduces advanced concepts of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to provide students with advanced knowledge in order to understand, analyze and discuss scientific research approaches related to BIM. Within the frame of the module project (coursework) the students will choose a topic from a pre-defined list or come up with their own topic. Based on that they will do detailed research, implement a representative concept in a software prototype and discuss findings and limitations. Also the students acquire skills of scientific working and presentation.

Course content

Advanced geometric and parametric modelling, Interoperability and collaboration concepts (IFC, IDM, BEP), Advanced use cases (e.g. clash detection, as-built modeling), BIM programming (incl. visual programming)

Further information

Lectures, including guest lectures from academics; Seminars and hands-on tutorials in computer pool; Student presentations and peer assessment. The lectures provide the theoretical background that is exemplary applied in computer exercises and individual Projects.

Course material

All course material is available from the course website in the e-learning platform.