15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: None


Co-requisites: ARC6816, ARC6817

Aims/Description: This unit aims to advance understanding of critical BIM technology and its applications in practice, allowing students to propose applications of BIM that respond to fundamental challenges for designers of the built environment. BIM research and applications will be presented through case studies and hand-on experience with relevant CAD and customised software tool development.

Restrictions on availability: Open to School of Architecture programmes for which this module is approved as an optional module.

Staff Contact: Chengzhi Peng
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work, Student-led seminars will be used to assess the literature review, synthesis and presentation skills. Special attention will be paid to ensure the critical thinking and reflection on the chosen BIM case studies.

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