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BIM Implementation within the AEC Industry

Understand Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how to implement it with this course for professionals working in AEC.

1,397 enrolled on this course

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
This course is part of the program Building Information Modelling and Sustainability Practice, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM. Find out more.

Understand key concepts relating to BIM implementation

On this course you will be introduced to BIM implementation. You will examine the benefits of BIM but also the practical nature of BIM implementation and what factors might affect it – such as human behaviour.

You will also explore change management strategies for BIM implementation and effective staff training.

Throughout the course you will focus on real-world cases and learn from the opinions of those working in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry.

What topics will you cover?

• The concept of BIM processes and the technology necessary for effective BIM delivery

• Stages of BIM implementation

• The principles of human behaviour and its impact on BIM implementation

• Change management strategies for effective BIM integration

• Benefits of BIM for the AEC industry

• Training and learning strategies

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explore a curriculum that articulates the current challenges and good practice in construction management
  • Explore critical skills needed in BIM which will prepare them to enter a modern digitalised industry
  • Develop a detailed understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of strategic management and corporate management processes in the construction industry

Who is the course for?

This course is for professionals working in the AEC industry looking to build their understanding of BIM implementation.

Who will you learn with?

An associate professor and chartered engineer, Dr Ahmed is an experienced lecturer in building information modelling (BIM) and energy modelling.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured 5 QS Stars for Teaching and Online Learning in the QS World University Ranking 2020 and has received No. 1 in the world for Massive Open Online Courses in MoocLab’s World University Ranking 2021.

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This course is part of the program Building Information Modelling and Sustainability Practice, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in MSc Construction Management with BIM.

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