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Planning a BIM Project

Explore ways to produce and exchange information effectively and learn how to plan a BIM project.

Planning a BIM Project
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Today’s construction industry is rapidly changing with new technologies every day. You will explore the importance of Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie), a shared data model for collaborating with a wide range of disciplines.

In this course you will also learn about the need for collaboration amongst three disciplines: architecture, engineering and construction – the AEC industry – and how they can drive the need to efficiently achieve a common goal when working towards a successful project.

What topics will you cover?

  • What responsibilities do task teams have in BIM?
  • The importance of the responsibility matrix
  • Could BIM transform the AEC industry?
  • Introduction to information exchange
  • Learn about the importance Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)
  • What is BIM for you in your role and context?

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for construction professionals who want to learn more about BIM. It will appeal to learners who have come from academic and professional backgrounds in construction management, architectural technology, building surveying, quantity surveying, civil engineering and building services.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Danny McGough is the course director for the Construction Management with BIM online course at Coventry. He's worked on a number of complex research projects focusing on BIM & sustainable development.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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