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Introduction to the Education and Training Support

Introduction to the Education and Training Support


To drive the use of BIM (building information models) and interoperability to the mainstream property and construction industry


  • To specify education and training requirements from the perspective of end users
  • To identify education and training opportunities for vendors based on end user requirements
  • To identify education and training opportunities for academic institutions and industry groups based on end user requirements
  • To set up a responsive structure in IAI to work and collaborate on education and training issues


The Education and Training Coordinator

Name: Mr. Peter Scuderi
Company: Collaborative Research Centre for Construction Innovation
Address: Level 9, L Block, Queensland University of Technology, 2 George Street, Brisbane, 4000, Australia
Phone: +61 7 38641412
Fax: +61 738649151
Chapter: AU

University Courses on Building Information Models

(Last updated on 27 November 2006)

Location: Name of University: Key Academic Staff:

Course Name and Description:

(include if IFC is covered by course)


(include at what academic year BIM appears)
Au University of New South Wales Jim Plume

BENV1141 Computers & Information Technology

(introduces concept of BIM/product modelling and interoperability)

Year 1 general intro to computing for all disciplines in the Faculty:

architecture, interior, building, landscape & industrial design.

BENV1242 Computer Aided Design
(CAD is taught as a BIM process: building a 3D model and extracting the

2D drawings)
Year 2 course for architecture and interior architecture.

BENV2133 Design Collaboration using BIM
(around 10 different IFC compliant applications are used to support up to four multidisciplinary design teams working on a

building project)

cross-disciplinary elective course with students from engineering, built environment and fine arts faculties all working in teams on a design

collaboration process.

BENV7148 Object Based CAD Modelling

(postgraduate coursework course on the principles of BIM and interoperability using IFC)
Mainly postgraduate students specialising in architectural computing studies.

There is also some coverage of BIM and IFC concepts in advanced computing courses in the Building Construction Management programs at both UG and PG level.
Au Queensland University of Technology Debbie Smit

CNB227 – Computer Studies

CNB227 is

a compulsory subject for Year 2 students
CNB420 – Current Construction Issues CNB420 is an elective subject for Year 4 students

These subjects are part of the Construction Management course. They focus on interoperability in the construction industry, and it’s

relationship to construction management.
Dk Aalborg University

Kaj A. Jørgensen,

Thomas Ditlev Petersen,

Svend Hvid Nielsen
Product Modelling and Product Configuration (1 ects) (Currently in Danish)



Product Data and Product Models (2 ects) (Currently

in Danish)




College of Copenhagen

Associate Professor Søren Wind

Associate Professor Lisbeth Lindbo Larsen

Digital buildingdesign, 5 ECTS (in Danish): Projectweb,

BIM, IFC, digital invitation for bids.

6. and 7.


Procesplanning under buildingconstruction, 10 ECTS (in Danish): Projectweb, BIM, IFC, Lean construction, product data, Facility

6. and 7. semester
Fr Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Toulouse

Bernard Ferriès,
L62F: "Maquettes numériques et nouvelles pratiques de collaboration" (BIM and new collaborative practices).
Introduction to BIM, IFC and CityGML.
BIM production and BIM integration into 3D urban models.
Semester 6th. Option.

Universitetet for miljø og biovitenskap UMB Inst. for matematiske realfag og teknologi, IMT Norwegian University of Life Sciences, UMB Dept. of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, IMT

Prof. John P Langdalen,, Prof. Torgeir Lyngtveit

TBA260 Bygningsplanlegging I (Drawing and Design of Buildings I)

Software: Hovedsaklig Vectorworks and ArchiCad Mainly

Vectorworks and ArchiCad

TBA261 Bygningsplanlegging II

(Drawing and Design of Buildings II)

Vanligvis I 2. og 3. år Usually

in 2. and 3. year


University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Professor Knut Einar Larsen,

Associate Professor Birgit Sudbø,

Professor Tore Haavaldsen

Course # AAR4505 1-2-TRE:6

Prefabrication of buildings based on digital models

The course covers items related to digital modelling and prefabrication of buildings. A section of the course includes topics related to BIM and IFC. For 4th

and 5th year students (architecture and civil engineering)

Course # AAR4960 Virtual


The course introduces various issues related to digital 3D models in architectural design and analysis. For 4th

and 5th year students (architecture)

Course # TBA4125 Design

of Buildings and Infrastructures

The course introduces BIM and IFC in planning and design. For 2nd

year students (civil engineering)
Se Luleå University of Technology

Professor Thomas Olofsson (Examinator),, Luleå University of Technology


student, MSc Rogier Jongeling,, Luleå University of Technology

Virtual Construction

The eBygg Centre for Information Technology in Construction at Luleå University of Technology arranges a course in virtual construction in collaboration with the ITC Euromaster program during April to June 2006. The course provides an overview of planning and virtual design methods for construction, with a special focus on simulations with 4D CAD technology (3D CAD + time). IFC is covered by the course.

The course is in the ITC Euromaster program for the final year at the


National University of Singapore


Dr TEO Ai Lin, Evelyn (Department of Building, School of Design & Environment)

* Introductory lesson on IFC

Bachelor of Science (Building)

  • Measurement I
  • Measurement III

Year 2 Essential Module Year 4

Essential Module

New Bachelor of Science (Project Management & Facilities Management)

  • Measurement (Building Works)
  • Measurement (Specialist Works)
  • Safety, Health & Environmental Management

Year 2 Essential Module

Year 4 Elective Module Year 4

Elective Module