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Online course

Introduction to Building Information Modelling

Understand the historical issues in construction and how BIM can be used to support a transition to a more efficient construction

Introduction to Building Information Modelling

This course is part of the program Building Information Modelling Foundation, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a Construction Management with BIM degree. Find out more.

Why join the course?

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that encourages collaborative working. Why is it important? Why is the industry looking towards BIM and what historical issues does it aim to relieve? This course will help you develop a better understanding of BIM, the role it plays within the industry, and act as a gateway to further study in Construction Management and BIM.

What topics will you cover?

  • What is BIM?
  • The historical issues in the construction industry which are driving BIM adoption
  • A global perspective of BIM
  • How can BIM help the AEC industry succeed?
  • What are the limitations of BIM?
  • Evaluate key case studies on BIM adoption.
  • The future of BIM

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

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

  • Evaluate the historical issues within the construction industry which is driving BIM adoption
  • Discuss the requirements for change within the AEC industry
  • Debate the findings relating to key industry case studies
  • Explore the global drivers which have led to BIM adoption
  • Develop a global perspective of what BIM is
  • Reflect on the future of BIM
  • Summarise an overview of the BIM maturity system

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.

Who will you learn with?

Danny McGough

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 secured a gold rating in the UK government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the country’s top modern university in the Guardian University Guide 2018.

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Advance your career with a degree

This course is the first step to a degree in Construction Management with BIM.

What's different about this course?

Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.

If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.

Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!

How do degrees work on FutureLearn?

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Get academic credit for an online degree from Coventry University

Which program and degree is this course part of?

This course is part of the program Building Information Modelling Foundation, which is part of the degree Construction Management with BIM.

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