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Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Historic Buildings and Built Environment

Explore the role of BIM in protecting cultural legacy as you gain insights and practical skills to conserve historic buildings.

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) for Historic Buildings and Built Environment

329 enrolled on this course

  • 2 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

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  • Intermediate level

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Discover BIM for historic buildings and the built environment

On this two-week course, you’ll unlock the secrets of preserving our heritage through Building Information Modelling (BIM). You’ll discover how BIM protects and conserves our cultural legacy as you gain a solid foundation of the benefits and challenges of applying BIM in historical contexts.

You’ll explore the ethical considerations and cultural implications of BIM as well as how it can enhance conservation efforts, ensuring a greener future for our heritage sites.

By the end, you’ll know how to use BIM in the preservation, restoration, and ongoing management of historic buildings, ensuring their long-term sustainability.

Gain an understanding of heritage preservation

You’ll start by exploring why heritage preservation is important as you unpack the key principles and processes of BIM for heritage projects.

Immersing yourself in real-world case studies and engaging with fellow learners through quizzes and discussions, you’ll enhance your understanding and practical application of BIM for heritage preservation.

Unpack BIM technologies

You’ll then develop your expertise in integrating BIM technologies and tools in heritage preservation.

This will arm you with the practical skills to apply BIM to address the unique challenges associated with managing historic built environments.

Learn from the experts at Universiti Malaya

Finally, you’ll explore the use of BIM in analysing the condition and deterioration of historic structures, facilitating informed decision-making for conservation and restoration.

Guided by the specialists at Universiti Malaya, you’ll finish the course with a solid understanding of BIM and how it can be used to benefit historic buildings and the built environment.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    BIM for Heritage Preservation

    • Welcome

      Welcome, learners! Step into an exciting journey of knowledge and discovery with our course.

    • Introduction to Building Information Modelling and its application in the heritage sector

      This course provides an overview of BIM, its relevance to heritage preservation, and the potential benefits it offers to the sector.

    • Overview of BIM technologies and tools used in heritage preservation

      This activity explores the various technologies and tools employed in BIM for heritage projects, including laser scanning, point cloud modeling, and 3D visualization.

    • Key principles and processes of BIM for heritage projects.

      Learners will learn about the fundamental principles and processes that form the basis of BIM in heritage preservation, such as data integration, model creation, and information management.

    • Benefits and challenges of implementing BIM in heritage preservation

      This activity examines the advantages and obstacles associated with incorporating BIM into heritage projects, including improved collaboration, cost efficiency, and the need for skilled professionals.

    • Quiz

      Check your understanding and reflect on what have learnt.

    • Weekly Wrap Up

      Let's wrap up! What have you learned so far? Let's do some reflections!

  • Week 2

    Best practices for integrating BIM into heritage projects

    • Welcome to Week 2- Learning Syllabus

      Welcome to Week 2! In this week, we'll delve deeper into key concepts and build upon the foundational knowledge established in Week 1. Get ready for a week of insightful exploration and hands-on learning!

    • Ethical considerations and cultural implications of BIM in heritage preservation

      Learners will explore the ethical considerations and cultural implications associated with using BIM in heritage projects, ensuring a responsible and respectful approach to preserving cultural heritage.

    • Sustainable design and BIM in heritage preservation

      Learners will explore the integration of sustainable design principles with BIM in heritage preservation, considering energy efficiency, and other environmentally conscious strategies.

    • Case studies showcasing successful BIM applications in the heritage sector

      Learners will analyze real-world examples where BIM has been effectively used in heritage preservation, gaining insights into the benefits, challenges, and outcomes of these projects.

    • Assessment

      Check your understanding

    • Course Wrap Up

      Let's wrap up! What have you learned so far? Let's do some reflections!

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What will you achieve?

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

  • Reflect the understanding on the basics of Building Information Modelling and its relevance to the heritage sector
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the key principles and processes of BIM in the context of heritage preservation
  • Develop an awareness of the ethical considerations and cultural implications of using BIM in heritage projects.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those who are passionate about historic buildings and the preservation of our built environment.

You should have a basic understanding of architectural design and construction principles. Familiarity with concepts related to BIM would also be helpful but not essential.

Who will you learn with?

I am Dr. Muhammad Hadi Mustafa, currently serving as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Built Environment, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

  • Established

    1905
  • Location

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • World ranking

    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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