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BIM Information Workflows and Data Sharing Protocols

Explore Building Information Modelling (BIM) information workflows and the different levels of BIM dimensions and information.

  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Understand the practical considerations in the application of BIM processes

You will explore the current state of the construction industry and the need for innovation in communication and collaboration. You will also answer the question of why BIM is relevant to your discipline and look at the concept of the Common Data Environment. We will then explore model validation and how it can be carried out.

What topics will you cover?

  • The Common Data Environment
  • Design coordination, information management and exchange
  • Quality assurance and model validation, including clash detection
  • BIM information exchange protocols, information workflows, implementation planning documents and execution planning documents
  • BIM software tools required to assist in the delivery and exchange of information within BIM projects
  • Interoperability of BIM software and file storage

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...

  • Develop personal, technical and management skills that enable highly competent graduates to apply professional knowledge, skills and excellent practice around the world
  • Develop the critical skills required in Building Information Modelling, to help you enter into a modern digitalised industry

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who are looking to explore BIM information workflows and the need for innovation in communication and collaboration.

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 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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