Introduction to BIM (Building Information Modelling)

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that uses 3D modelling software to create and manage all aspects of a construction project prior to its commencement. BIM is becoming increasingly popular in large construction projects as improved coordination and the early detection of problems produce benefits that result in time and cost savings. The information also assists with ensuring buildings are energy efficient and easier to maintain and operate.  Understanding BIM has been designed to give participants an introduction to this new technology and to provide an insight on how it may be used onsite to aid project delivery.

Introduction to BIM is Designed For

This course is designed for Principal and Sub-Contractors, architects, engineers and other construction professionals.

Course Overview

The aim of the course is to raise awareness and a basic understanding of Building Information Modelling (BIM) with a focus on how principal and sub-contractors can utilise BIM tools and workflows in the construction industry. Delivery includes interactive presentations, software demonstrations and case studies presented by industry practitioners from RMIT’s School of Architecture and Design.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will have gained skills and knowledge covering:

  • An introduction to BIM
  • Broad applications and benefits
  • BIM Management Plans
  • Understanding levels of collaboration
  • life-cycle of BIM from design through to completion
  • Case study analysis