Module title: Building Modelling 2

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BSV08123
Module leader: Suha Jaradat
School School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Building and Surveying


2019/0, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Suha Jaradat
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This highly cognitive module is taught as a series of practical classes in the computer lab. This shall comprise a mixture of lecture/seminar with tutorial period and group-based learning. The face-to-face teaching and group-based learning delivered shall be supported by guided independent study.

The module employs a wide range of active learning techniques to discuss the basic principles of BIM as well as 2D and 3D representation. Guided independent learning and practice enhances learning. The module provides an introduction to the principles and practical applications of Building Information Modelling technologies, processes and protocols.

Learning and teaching methods are designed to enable you to represent your design project as a complete set of professionally annotated drawings. The module enables you to read, represent and edit 2D and 3D drawings. It prepares you to model and share digital data in 3D BIM environments.

The educational pedagogy is learning by doing. Throughout the practical sessions, new commands and techniques are demonstrated and you are required to practice the new commands between classes in order to build up your speed and competence.
There are several steps to developing CAD skills and the assessment is designed to reinforce the learning objectives and to allow the learning outcomes to be assessed.

Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback opportunities are built into each practical session, where you will be encouraged to solve your own design problems and get support when needed. These provide opportunities for the module tutor to give one to one on-going feedback. This formative feedback is delivered in class time in response to your contributions and progress. There will also be opportunities in class to develop the assessment which will be informally assessed and feedback will be provided.

Summative Assessment:
There are two elements of assessment:

Assessment 1 (Oral presentation)
This assessment is undertaken as a group exercise to research and present as part of a team and is designed to assess the understanding of the concept and basic principles of BIM including current legislations and standards.
This meets LO 1 and 2.

Assessment 2 (Drawings)
This assessment is undertaken as an individual exercise and is designed to assess the practical application of BIM. The students are expected to model and create a complete presentation of a commercial building using an industry standard software application.
This meets LO 3 and 4.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 26
Independent Learning Guided independent study 150
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1, 2 9 HOURS= 00.20
Technical Drawing 60 3,4 13 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module articulates the advantages and appropriate use of different software packages in a collaborative BIM project as well as the challenges of using open shareable asset information.

The module employs a mix of published literature and practical activities in a variety of contexts including:
• BIM & Data File Management;
• professionalism and the multidisciplinary aspects of the construction industry
• modelling a commercial building in a BIM environment;
• producing architectural and technical drawings of a commercial buildings;
• presentation of a professional set of drawings of a commercial building.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module, you will be able to:

LO1: understand the multidisciplinary aspects of the construction of buildings and their on-going maintenance;
LO2: explain the principles and practical applications of Building Information Modelling (BIM);
LO3: demonstrate the ability to model a commercial building in a BIM environment;
LO4: apply research and problem solving techniques to resolve design problems.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BSV08123 Building Modelling 2