Casey J Riske
Instructor-initiated and department-approved systematic study and offering of specialized subject matter. Topics vary and are announced in preceding quarter.
This course introduces students to Building Information Modeling through the use of Autodesk Revit and ancillary programs. Students will learn the fundamentals of working in Revit by developing a project, using both 3D parametric modeling and the 2D documentation skills essential to communicating ideas effectively in professional practice. Guest lectures will provide insight to how BIM is evolving practice from a variety of perspectives, and how collaborators interface with the model and each other.
Student learning goals
3D & parametric modeling from generic massing through building assemblies
2D documentation – visual information management & basic design documents
BIM in practice – Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and its effect on practice
BIM frontiers - Building performance & analysis tools
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
The course will consist primarily of the development of a building model and documentation, along with homework assignments, midterm & final documents, and a short writing assignment. Homework assignments are designed to support the timely development of the primary project. The writing assignment is an opportunity for students to reflect on the major themes and issues surrounding the implication of BIM in education and practice as exhibited through course readings, lectures, and independent research.