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Getting the most out of your learning

As this might be your first time studying with Coventry University, we’ve put together a few tips to help you get the most out of the experience. Comments FutureLearn is …

Thank you and goodbye

Congratulations on completing this short course. In the video, Danny McGough concludes by highlighting some of the main areas the course has covered and inviting you to consider continuing your …

The use of BIM in estates management

In this video, Hadeel Saadoon, BIM manager for Coventry University Estates and Facility Management, explains how BIM consolidates data in estates and facilities management. BIM aims to address post-construction data …

Running large commercial BIM projects

In this video, Nohman Awan explains the difficulties and opportunities of using BIM in large multinational projects. As required by the UK government, the project Nohman discusses adopted BIM level …

Conducting research into BIM

In this section, discover what the future of BIM might look like and explore potential careers in BIM-related fields. In this video, Nada Milivojevic, a Coventry University PhD student, presents …

Case study: The PalaceXchange complex

From this case study of an early adopter of BIM methodologies, we discover some of the advantages and difficulties experienced when adopting BIM. The PalaceXchange in Enfield, UK, is one …

Arguments against BIM

Having watched the arguments for BIM adoption, now watch this video where Simon, Nada and Hadeel share some arguments for why people may be against BIM. In summary, some reasons …

Arguments for BIM

In this section, you will hear arguments for and against BIM adoption. After watching the videos and discussing your views you will be asked to vote in a poll indicating …

Review of the week

This week you have: Explored what we mean by BIM; Discovered the major factors necessary for successful BIM adoption (the four pillars); Considered BIM adoption levels as illustrated in the …

BIM perspectives from other regions

Having looked at the situation in Europe and Africa, you now find out about BIM adoption and implementation in other global regions. Read two articles that provide a thorough review …

BIM perspective: the European context

Find out our experts’ views about BIM adoption and implementation in Europe. Europe is one of the continents that has demonstrated fast developments in BIM adoption and implementation. One of …

What can BIM offer?

How does the adoption of BIM methodologies improve the building process over traditional construction methods? BIM has been developed to address issues in the design, construction and implementation of building …

The BIM maturity wedge

Explore different levels of BIM adoption illustrated by the BIM maturity wedge diagram. In this video, Danny McGough uses the BIM maturity diagram to summarise the changing levels of BIM …

The four pillars of BIM

When considering BIM, it can be helpful to consider these four significant factors: Policy People Technology Process It is argued that only when these elements are integrated and working harmoniously …