The utilization of BIM to achieve prescribed undergraduate learning outcomes

Coates, SP ORCID:, Biscaya, S ORCID: and Rachid, A 2018, The utilization of BIM to achieve prescribed undergraduate learning outcomes , in: 8th Annual International Conference on Architecture, 9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece.

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Building Information Modelling, a process integrating 3D graphics and data, is being adopted into the AECOO industries and by default into the delivery of undergraduate Architectural Programs. This object oriented approach offers a range of benefits over the more traditional CAD approach that uses lines and arcs and manual techniques, by adding the third dimension and creating a database model. It redefines the ways of thinking and working for students and future architects. The requirements of architectural programs are defined through their learning objectives meeting professional requirements such as those set by the ARB and the RIBA. This paper aims to investigate how the capabilities of BIM can be utilized to more effectively deliver the requirements of undergraduate architectural programs.
Purpose: The aim of this paper is to illustrate how BIM can be utilized to meet the needs of undergraduate architectural learning outcomes.
Methodology: This study considers the learning outcomes as defined under ARB and RIBA graduate criteria for Part 1 by analyzing a study case curriculum and learning objectives.
Findings: This paper provides a recommendation for how teachers can more effectively integrate BIM into architectural undergraduate programs assisting undergraduate student development.
Originality / Value: This paper addresses changing technologies and process and provides a timely consideration of how BIM can be adopted in the architectural undergraduate domain.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Publisher: Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER)
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Funders: SOBE Research Fund
Depositing User: Dr Paul Coates
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2018 11:54
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:48

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