Open BIM in courses in engineering education

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Abstract

The Technical University of Denmark has included open BIM in its BIM or BIM-related courses for bachelor, master and PhD students studying civil or architectural engineering. A majority of students are introduced to open BIM during their education, and those who are selecting courses in advanced BIM or building design are becoming more familiar with the concept. A number of students are including open BIM in their bachelor projects or master theses. The main reason for including open BIM in teaching is that open BIM has been a mandatory deliverable in Denmark since 2007 in state-financed construction projects through the IFC format. From 2013 the requirements also included social housing and all public building projects.
Students are exploring the capabilities of open BIM, and have been able both to identify satisfactory results as well as propose enhancements in order to compensate for shortcomings in the existing specification or implemented solutions in software products.
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
Pages10-18
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Karlshøj, J., & Vestergaard, F. (2016). Open BIM in courses in engineering education. In Proceedings of the International RILEM Conference Materials, Systems and Structures in Civil Engineering 2016: BIM in Civil Engineering – Open Data Standards in Civil Engineering (pp. 10-18). Rilem publications.