Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a workflow for designing, evaluating, constructing, fabricating, and operating buildings. As BIM technology is developing this workflow is beginning to touch all aspects of the building industry. Understanding the role of BIM is critical to working in the building industry. The BIM model gives a building project a rich asset the entire team can use to deliver a better product to the building owners. Learn how BIM and BIM-related tools are used (and will be used in the future) in all phases of the building process from initial conceptual design to facilities management.
Students will learn how to use BIM models in multiple phases through the construction process, including performing energy and lighting analysis, construction simulations and interference reporting, quantity take- offs for construction cost estimating, and connection to an external database for building maintenance. (Prerequisite: ARET 192C with a grade of C or higher or permission of the department chair)