Open BIM in course on advanced building design

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    A course in advanced building design worth 10 ECTS points is offered to master’s students at the Technical University of Denmark. Students are given a task to design a 20-40 storey office building in teams of six students. In addition to submission of reports and technical analysis the students shall hand in BIM models in open BIM, specifically in IFC-format. The paper describes how the course and use of BIM is evaluated by the students, and the finding correcting the delivered BIM models in IFC-format. Use of model servers and BCF are briefly described. Issues regarding challenges in coordination, teamwork building and mutual dependencies were registered from students’ evaluation of the course. Overall, the students reported becoming familiar with open BIM and experienced the freedom to choose their preferred BIM tool for each specific job to see if it was possible to coordinate a building design project using open BIM. Graduate students working in the building construction industry expressed satisfaction with the course.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016 : BIM in Civil Engineering – Open Data Standards in Civil Engineering
    PublisherRilem publications
    Publication date2016
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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