BIM

A hands-on approach to software and the BIM process.

Develop the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a career in the rapidly evolving area of BIM.

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3D CAD Advanced (BIM)

Learn advanced methods of 3D CAD in conjunction with basic BIM modelling in order to understand information requirements.

During this course, you will:
  • further your understanding of 3D CAD and how it can generate information and co-ordination;
  • add BIM data;
  • use the CoBie Toolkit and export to CoBie;
  • create Families;
  • add Co-ordinates;
  • use True North and Project North;
  • export Revit files to different file formats and export and import for use within other packages;
  • create and use Central and Local models;
  • create Schedules with added formulas;
  • create new parameters and shared parameters for different objects;
  • use IF methods to analyse different scenarios.
You will undertake a project-based assignment where you will use a 3D CAD model to add BIM data and co-ordinates for use within a construction project.
This course is available now and costs £400.
A basic knowledge of 3D CAD software is necessary.
Software:
  • Revit 2016
Operating System:
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit

4D CAD (BIM)

Learn 4D CAD modelling software in order to analyse clashes, manage resources and improve your 4D modelling skills.

During this course, you will:
  • develop industry-specific 4D CAD modelling software skills;
  • analyse and visualise construction projects in order to manage sites and analyse progress;
  • generate simulations and animations suitable for construction and project management.
If you have no knowledge of MS Project, you will:
  • use MS Project to create a programme of work;
  • link to a given 3D CAD file within Navisworks to analyse and visualise the stages of development during the construction phase.
If you have knowledge of MS Project, you will:
  • use Synchro to create a programme of work;
  • link to a given 3D CAD file within Navisworks to analyse and visualise the stages of development during the construction phase.
You will undertake a project-based assignment where you will merge a variety of models in order to create, manage and analyse a single federated model.
This course will be available shortly and costs £400.
A basic knowledge of 3D CAD software is necessary.
Software:
  • Navisworks 2016
  • MS Project
  • Synchro
Operating System:
  • Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Windows 8 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit

5D CAD (BIM)

Learn how a 3D CAD/BIM model can be used to generate quantities, schedules and reports.

During this course, you will:
  • link 5D CAD to 3D CAD using either Solibri or Synchro as the software package;
  • generate quantities that allow for cash flow analysis;
  • generate schedules showing material take offs and quantity data;
  • create and export reports and tables/graphs;
  • generate comparisons and analyse cost implications.
You will undertake a project-based assignment where you will create schedules and reports showing quantities and cost.
This course will be available shortly and costs £400.
A basic knowledge of 3D CAD software is necessary.
Software:
  • Solibri
  • CostX
Operating System (Solibri):
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
  • Mac OS X 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10
Operating System (CostX):
  • Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10

Students who successfully complete all three modules will be eligible to apply for a Foundation Certificate in Professional Studies (BIM)