The following topics will be covered in this course:
Handling drawings in projects with external references, layers and layouts in CAD
General discussion on Building Information Modeling (BIM) versus traditional CAD design
Planning for sustainable construction
Introduction, interface and drawing procedure for Revit Architecture
Handling intelligent objects in model building. Walls, floor and ceiling constructions.
Using parametric objects and design conditions
Dimensioning based on given construction physics requirements
Families and inserted objects
Inserting parametric objects such as dimensions, doors and windows
Representations, views and visibility rules
Sections, representation of materials, wall connections and CleanUp
Elevation and story references
Organisation of information and annotations
Construction of the building's climate shell, such as walls and roof
Connections to other CAD programs, SketchUp (SKP format) and AutoCAD (DWG format)
Databases, door and window lists, room and area table, volume, quantity of material, operation and maintenance, management
Documentation creation and layout for display and presentation of the construction model
Practical exercises on designing via a central file
Intended learning outcomes *
Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:
Draw and handle 3D objects
Create and modify objects
Dimension and display objects
Create construction drawings based on given and measured input data for a building
Dimension based on basic given construction physics requirements
Establish tables and lists based on models
Manage views for presentation and use
Export and import other formats
Display knowledge of the theory behind Building Information Modeling (BIM) from the initial idea to the programme, planning, production, procurement and management stage
Manage model data and use databases in BIM design
Show knowledge of sun studies and display of structure and materials
Use the new design method in which several disciplines work simultaneously on a project via a central file
The course will be taught through lectures in a computer lab. The lectures consist of theory, demonstration and exercises.
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
120 credits in the built environment, constructional engineering and architecture. Of these, at least 7.5 credits in the built environment, 15 credits in constructional engineering, 5 credits in architecture and 3 credits in CAD, or a Bachelor of Science in constructional engineering and design, or a Master of Science in the built environment, or an equivalent degree, as well as Swedish B/Swedish 3 and English A/English 6. In addition, courses AF1717 Technical Work, Methods and Tools 7.5 credits, AF1710 Building Technology 1, Constructional Engineering and Design 7.5 credits, AF1722 The Building Process 5.0 credits, and AF1742 Business Economics and Quality Systems 7.5 credits or equivalent.
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Kurskompendium om BIM - Building Information Modeling
Examination and completion
Grading scale *
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Grading scale: P, F
Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
A group project with 3-4 persons is carried out and presented by the group. The project represents 3.5 credits. Grading scale: P/F.
A practical exam at the end of the course. The exam consists of a number of practical design and engineering problems, to be solved and answered using a computer. This exam respresents 4.0 credits with the grading scale A-F.
Other requirements for final grade *
To receive a final grade for this course, a passing grade on the project as well as a grade E or higher on the exam are required.
Overall course grade is based on grading scale A-F.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Applicants with relevant knowledge and professional or vocational experience may apply for recognition of prior learning. Examples of relevant backgrounds may include currently employed construction engineers or architects with active experience as project planners for building services, quantity surveyors and/or in the field of construction management. Cited qualifications must be verified by the applicant's employer.