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BIM Definition

Evaluate the standards, methods and procedures that support BIM and recognise the terms and abbreviations used in BIM.

BIM Definition
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    10 hours

Learn how BIM will revolutionise the industry

The purpose of the course is to understand historical challenges that the construction industry faced and the lessons learned. You will also explore the reasons why the construction industry adopted BIM.

Studying this course will enable you to recognise the terms and abbreviations used in BIM. By building up your knowledge you will then be able to evaluate the standards, methods and procedures which support BIM.

What topics will you cover?

  • Reflecting on the lessons learned from the past
  • The BIM strategy
  • What is BIM?
  • BIM terminology
  • BIM standards
  • Risk in document delivery
  • The production of information in BIM
  • An introduction to Construction Operations Building information exchange (COBie)

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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