Jessica L Miller
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
Introduction to BIM's building performance & analysis tools
Understand and reflect on the use and implications of BIM in education and practice
Develop essential trouble shooting and problem solving skills; explore and test limits
Learn to collaborate, manage work-flow, and share knowledge
General method of instruction
Lecture, discussion, and lab
AutoCAD is not required, but a comfort level with computer modeling, drafting, and drawing conventions is essential. Student's with prior office experience are encouraged.
Class assignments and grading
Regular homework, major class project (in teams of two), and a short writing assignment.