ITcon Vol. 21, pg. 164-176, http://www.itcon.org/2016/11

Project-based learning in a building information modeling for construction management course

submitted:November 2015
revised:April 2016
published:July 2016
editor(s):Issa R.
authors:
Fernanda Leite, Assistant Professor,
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin,
email: fernanda.leite@austin.utexas.edu
summary:It is widely accepted that the evolution of Building Information Modeling (BIM) is increasingly affecting the roles of construction management professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. Teaching BIM in construction engineering and project management (CEPM) curricula requires more emphasis on learning BIM as a process improvement methodology rather than only a technology. This paper describes experiences of a university course on Building Information Modeling that was developed to educate the next generation construction managers to understand BIM and effectively use an existing BIM in plan execution for construction projects. This is a project-based course where students gain knowledge on the implementation of BIM concepts throughout the lifecycle of a project. Findings and lessons learned from the teaching experience in seven offerings of the course are documented.
keywords:Building information modeling (BIM), Construction management, Construction education
full text: (PDF file, 0.714 MB)
citation:Leite F (2016). Project-based learning in a building information modeling for construction management course, ITcon Vol. 21, Special issue 9th AiC BIM Academic Symposium & Job Task Analysis Review Conference, pg. 164-176, http://www.itcon.org/2016/11