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AF272V BIM2, Design, Installation and Integrated Planning 7.5 credits

The course gives a deeper knowledge and understanding for computer programs adapted for BIM modelling. Suitable for students who want to work with the latest planning tools. Architect (house model), heat, water, sanitation, ventilation, electric power, lightening and some home decoration/furnishing are modulated by help of different computer software. The models are later compiled to a common model to see how the different discipline groups are connecting. Coordination of the models is performed with respect to component information and component collation, 4D design, visualization, walk around presentation and more. We will also learn how to assign component information to components, rooms, climate zones and more. The course objective is to apply practical knowledge and be able to participate in different BIM projects.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus AF272V (Spring 2015–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

Problem-based learning: the course revolves around a project based on a given architectural model. During the course, students will perform simplified installation planning and planning coordination. The elements below are the needed basis.

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • General definition of BIM
  • MagiCAD and BIM
  • MagiCAD and IFC - IFC Viewers
  • IFC Import using AutoCAD MEP
  • Coordination between planners
  • Introduction to MagiCAD in Revit MagiCAD and Revit MEP
  • Installation coordination using Navisworks

By mixing BIM theory with practical, reality-based examples, the relatively new method of Building Information Modelling is integrated into the course BIM2. Solving reality-based engineering problems is practiced. In this module, the student should directly be able to manage and implement a real BIM project in an engineering process for a construction project containing the disciplines A, K, E, V, with regard to spatial coordination, collision control, calculation, visualisation etc.

Intended learning outcomes

This course aims to provide a general introduction to 3D design, installation and coordination.

Upon completion of this course, the student shall:

  • Understand the theory behind Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Be able to manage model data and use databases in BIM design
  • Be able to coordinate installation with MagiCad
  • Be familiar with the collision detection capabilities in Navisworks
  • Be able to apply this knowledge in the planning stage in order to facilitate the production stage
  • Be able to apply this knowledge in a project to achieve sustainable construction

Course disposition

The course will be taught via lectures in the computer lab. The lectures consists 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 AF1722 The Building Process 5.0 credits, AF1730 Building Information Modeling 7.5 credits, and AF1740 Economics and organization 7.5 credits, or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • PRO1 - Project, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • PRO2 - Project work, 4.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 1.5 credits, 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 project is carried out individually, and submitted within a stated timeframe at the beginning of the course. This project represents 2.0 credits. Grading scale: P/F.

In connection with the first project of the course, a larger project will also be initiated in groups of 3-4. This project is to be handed in prior to the course exam. The project represents 4.0 credits. Grading scale: A-F.

The course ends with a practical exam carried out using a computer. The exam represents 1.5 credits. Grading scale: A-F.

Other requirements for final grade

To receive a final grade for this course, a passing grade on Project 1 as well as grade E or higher on both Project 2 and 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

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Ethical approach

  • 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.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AF272V

Offered by

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

AF273V BIM3 Design, Cost Estimation and Time Planning


Adam Roozbeh (

Supplementary information

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.