BIM Fundamental Concepts

This course that will provide you with the key information required to support all stages of a Building Information Modeling (BIM) project—from design through to operation.

Course Length: 1 Hour

What you'll learn

  • What is BIM?
  • Why BIM?
  • Benefits of BIM
  • Challenges of BIM

Course Description

BIM Fundamental Concepts is a 1-hour course that will provide you with the key information required to support all stages of a Building Information Modelling (BIM) project—from design through to operation. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to define BIM, describe how BIM can provide great benefits to a project, explain why it is critical to implement BIM, and list potential solutions for BIMs’ greatest challenges.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within.

Course Outline

BIM Fundamental Concepts Course Outline

What is BIM?

  • Learning Objectives and learning outcomes
  • What is BIM?
  • BIM – The Basics
  • BIM – Definitions
  • BIM during Design, Construction and Operation
  • Client Responsibilities
  • The Importance of a Whole Life Approach

Why BIM?

  • Why BIM?
  • BIM vs a Traditional Methods
  • BIM and the future of Construction
  • Skills and Opportunities
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Benefits of BIM

  • Benefits of BIM – Overview
  • Benefits of BIM – Client Side
  • Benefits of BIM – Design
  • Benefits of BIM – Construction
  • Benefits of BIM – Whole Life
  • Benefits of BIM – In use / Asset Management
  • Benefits of BIM – Buildings & Infrastructure

Challenges of BIM

  • Challenges of BIM Overview
  • BIM Implementation – Organisational
  • BIM Implementation – Project
  • BIM Costs
  • Cultural Challenges
  • People, Process & Technology
  • Regional Differences
  • A staged approach
  • Skills Shortages

About the Author

Rebecca De Cicco has always had a keen interest in digital technologies and how they can radically change the way we work and interact with one another. Having studied and worked in Australia as an Architect the basis for her experience always involved managing and training teams to utilize this technology and interact with those ready and willing for change to enable a more efficient workflow.

Rebecca De Cicco

Rebecca lived in the UK for almost 10 years and following a series of successful senior roles in varied architectural organizations, Rebecca now manages her own consultancy, Digital Node, providing advice and insight to construction professionals all over the world on advanced digital solutions on projects as well as implementation and management processes. It is with this knowledge that she can communicate, train and manage teams in a BIM environment as well as ensure her knowledge is spread throughout the industry within education and focused groups.

Rebecca works with Building Smart UK, sits on the Autodesk Developer Network and feedback community and supports the London BIM initiative within the BIM Regions that help support and grow an industry. She is also a strong advocate for diversity and young people (having been part of a future-focused industry group, BIM2050) and also teaches, mentors and trains young people regarding future processes and BIM. Her interest in training and upskilling also involved a strong social media presence for herself (@becdecicco), her organization (@digital_node) and finally her diversity group (@womeninBIM).

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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