This book is the essential guide to the pedagogical and industry-inspired considerations that must shape how BIM is taught and learned. It will help academics and professional educators to develop programmes that meet the competences required by professional bodies and prepare both graduates and existing practitioners to advance the industry towards higher efficiency and quality.

To date, systematic efforts to integrate pedagogical considerations into the way BIM is learned and taught remain non-existent. This book lays the foundation for forming a benchmark around which such an effort is made. It offers principles, best practices, and expected outcomes necessary to BIM curriculum and teaching development for construction-related programs across universities and professional training programmes. The aim of the book is to:

  • Highlight BIM skill requirements, threshold concepts, and dimensions for practice;
  • Showcase and introduce tried-and-tested practices and lessons learned in developing BIM-related curricula from leading educators;
  • Recognise and introduce the baseline requirements for BIM education from a pedagogical perspective;
  • Explore the challenges, as well as remedial solutions, pertaining to BIM education at tertiary education;
  • Form a comprehensive point of reference, covering the essential concepts of BIM, for students;
  • Promote and integrate pedagogical consideration into BIM education.

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in BIM education, digital construction, architecture, and engineering, and for professionals looking for guidance on what the industry expects when it comes to BIM competency.

part Section 1|82 pages

For students and trainees

part Section 1-1|80 pages

Foundations and threshold concepts

chapter 1|18 pages

Foundational concepts for BIM

ByRafael Sacks, Ergo Pikas

chapter 2|25 pages

BIM technologies, tools, and skills

ByHamid Abdirad, Carrie Sturts Dossick

chapter 3|17 pages

Understanding BIM to translate it into action

ByCenk Budayan, Yusuf Arayici

chapter 4|18 pages

Collaboration in BIM-based construction networks

ByBimal Kumar, Benny Raphael

part Section 1-2|84 pages

BIM applications

chapter 5|16 pages

Towards adopting 4D BIM in construction management curriculums

A teaching map
ByFaris Elghaish, Sepehr Abrishami, Salam Al-Bizri, Saeed Talebi, Sandra Matarneh, Song Wu

chapter 6|13 pages

Cost management–based BIM

Skills, implementation, and teaching map
ByFaris Elghaish, Saeed Talebi, Song Wu

chapter 7|21 pages

Building information modelling for facilities management

Skills, implementation, and teaching map
BySandra Matarneh, Faris Elghaish

chapter 8|18 pages

BIM, sustainability, and energy optimization

ByZeynep Işık, Yusuf Arayici, Hande Aladağ, Gökhan Demirdöğen, Farzad

chapter 9|14 pages

BIM for safety planning and management

BySambo Zulu, Allen Wan, Farzad, Mark Swallow

part Section 1-3|64 pages

Advanced discussions

chapter 11|15 pages

Scholarship of BIM and construction law

Myths, realities, and future directions
ByOluwole Alfred Olatunji, Abiola Akanmu

chapter 12|22 pages

Interoperability and emerging smart technologies

ByGökhan Demirdöğen, Zeynep Işık, Yusuf Arayici, Hande Aladağ

chapter 13|10 pages

BIM and ethics

ByNicholas Nisbet

part Section 2|114 pages

For educators and trainers

chapter 14|14 pages

BIM teaching and learning frameworks in construction-related domains

What the literature says
ByReza Taban, Mohsen Kalantari, Elisa Lumantarna

chapter 15|15 pages

Educating the “T-shaped” BIM professional

Lessons from academia
ByIgor Martek, Wei Wu, Mehran Oraee, M. Reza Hosseini

chapter 16|20 pages

Developing digerati leaders

Education beyond the building information modelling (BIM) ecosystem
ByEleni Papadonikolaki

chapter 17|12 pages

Incorporating collaborative problem solving (CPS) principles in BIM education

ByAbbas Mehrabi Boshrabadi, Mehran Oraee, Igor Martek, M. Reza Hosseini

chapter 18|11 pages

BIM education assessment

Guidelines for making it authentic
ByAbbas Mehrabi Boshrabadi, Mehran Oraee, Igor Martek, M. Reza Hosseini

chapter 19|20 pages

Using gamification and competitions to enhance BIM learning experience

ByAjibade A. Aibinu, Teo Ai Lin Evelyn, Juan S. Rojas-Quintero, M. Reza Hosseini, Chiranjib Dey, Reza Taban, Tayyab Ahmad

chapter 20|20 pages

An Australian consolidated framework for BIM teaching and learning

BySas Mihindu, Farzad