AF272V BIM2, Design, Installation and Integrated Planning 7.5 credits
BIM2, projektering, installation och samordning
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.
Education cycleSecond cycle
Main field of studyBuilt Environment
Grading scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Spring 19 P3 (7.5 credits)
Language of instruction
Form of study
Number of places *
12 - 14
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.
Ahmad Reza Roozbeh <email@example.com>
Ahmad Reza Roozbeh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zeev Bohbot <email@example.com>
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 main content
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.
The course will be taught via lectures in the computer lab. The lectures consists of theory, demonstration and exercises.
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.
Reading materials will be announced at the start of the course.
- PRO1 - Project, 2.0, grading scale: P, F
- PRO2 - Project work, 4.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 1.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
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.
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.
ABE/Constructional Engineering and Design
Ahmad Reza Roozbeh (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Johan Silfwerbrand <email@example.com>
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.
AF273V BIM3 Design, Cost Estimation and Time Planning
Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2011.