An overview of Virtual Construction (aka Building Information Modeling) tools used in Architecture, Engineering and Construction with a focus on applying these tools to Construction Management.
Student learning goals
Familiary and comfort in opening and working with BIM files in Revit, Navisworks and Sketchup (not an in-depth vocational training but an overview of the tools).
Understanding of how virtual construction tools can influence and improve on material prefabrication processes.
Understanding of role a CM plays in coordinating between design/engineering teams and subcontractor/fabricator teams.
Understanding in how Virtual Construction tools can be used at the jobsite to assist in work planning, scheduling and project safety.
General method of instruction
Lecture, guest lecture, software exercises and interactive demonstrations.
Become familiar with Sketchup, Revit Architecture 2010, and Novisworks Manage 2010 using online tutorials, reference books, etc. (No textbooks will be assigned as required reading).
Class assignments and grading
Topic based writing and modeling assignments will be given after or during most weeks' instruction.
Point system including weekly assignments (60 total), class participation (10 total), and final exam (30). Total of all is 100 points. Grade will be accrued points / 100 multiplied by 4.0.