The BIM Knowledge, Skills & Behaviors that AECO Discipline Students Must Possess

AECO industry is inclined towards employing graduates with exposure to BIM tools, techniques and processes. In line with today’s AECO industry necessities, universities are running a wide range of BIM courses, for exposing AECO students to this new paradigm shift. However, today’s academic BIM education is not completely integrated with other AECO programs in Tertiary Education System (TES). BIM education in academia has a history of almost two and half (2.5) decades.

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Tertiary Education Framework for Delivering Academic BIM Education.

Nowadays, mega projects are mostly located in developing countries with emerging economies. And, outsourcing of engineering works has been relocated to overseas facilities which are able to offer lower wages for best value. The success of such construction project depends on the ability of individuals to work together in an open and trustful environment (Becker et al. 2011). To educate and train AECO discipline students for these works, tertiary education programs are designed to discuss unique project types, with application of innovative means and methods.  Building Information Modeling (BIM) promotes trans-disciplinary, inter-level, multinational collaborations with different project stakeholders across the project life cycle (Eastman et al. 2011). And, BIM courses are essential in tertiary education system (TES) for producing ‘BIM-ready’ graduates, who can work in collaborative working environments. Continue reading “Tertiary Education Framework for Delivering Academic BIM Education.”

The Approach of Global Field Players in Delivering BIM Education.

Globally, architectural, engineering, construction and operation (AECO) industry is delivering complex projects with Building Information Modeling (BIM) in the project processes and workflows. And, AECO industry is inclined towards employing graduates with exposure to BIM tools, techniques and processes. In line with today’s AECO industry necessities, universities are running a wide range of BIM courses, for exposing AECO students to this new paradigm shift. However, today’s academic BIM education is not completely integrated with other AECO programs in Tertiary Education System (TES). Hence, this study draws on a review and analysis of publications related to BIM teaching practices in academia. Here, textual and content analysis methods were employed to arrange qualitative textual data into similar sets of entities or conceptual categories to analyze current global BIM education trends. In this study, review and analysis of BIM education related publications indicated that, BIM technology and processes related knowledge is currently at different levels of realization across the globe. Continue reading “The Approach of Global Field Players in Delivering BIM Education.”

India BIM Association

About Building Information Modeling

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a collaborative way of working underpinned by digital technologies among the Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operation (AECO) industry stakeholders across the project life cycle that allows for more efficient methods of designing, delivering and maintaining physical built assets. The information contained within the models facilitates well-informed decision making and that means greater clarity, better communications, and, ultimately, better efficiency. As the cost of operating and maintaining buildings and facilities represent up to 85% of the whole-life cost, savings can pay back any upfront premium in construction expenses in just a few years. Effectively diffusing BIM technologies and workflows in a project life cycle benefits the AECO industry and especially the client organization.

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