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


2018/9, 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 cognative module is taught in the Computer Lab. The educational pedagogy is learning by doing. Throughout the practicals new commands and techniques are demonstrated and the students are required to practice the routines under the supervision of the module leader. Students are required to practice the new commands between classes in order to build up their speed and competence.
There are several steps to developing the student's CAD skills:
3D Commands are demonstrated and students are given time to practice the commands under the supervision of the module leader. (LO 1)
Techniques for creating a building model are demonstrated and students are provided with the opportunity to practice these routines. Commands are demonstrated including the use of lights and materials and cameras so that realistic building models and images can be created. (LO 2 & LO 3)
Construction data is added to the model. Construction data for elements is edited by the students. Students extract tabulated information from the model in the form of schedules.
(LO 4 & 5)

Formative Assessment:
As this module is highly cognitive, there is the opportunity in each class for students to undertake small tasks and to get feedback on how effectively they have been executed. Additionally, there are three stand-alone tasks in weeks 2, 4 and 8 that are designed to mimic some of the tasks required by the courseworks. This enables the students to understand more effectively the requirements and marking criteria of the courseworks.

Summative Assessment:
The module is assessed by two courseworks.
Coursework 1 is to model a small building or part of a larger building.

Coursework 2 is to present the building model in a short digital presentation that includes rendered images of the model and a short animation.

The assessment criteria will be discussed in class when the courseworks are issued.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 4
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Practical 60 1, 4 6 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Project - Practical 40 2,3,5 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

The module includes:
Creating generic 3D solids - polysolid, box, wedge, cone, sphere, cylinder, torus, pyramid
Creating 3D solids from closed 2D polygons using - extrude, revolve, sweep and loft
Creating Meshes - 3D faces, revolved mesh, tabulated mesh, ruled mesh and edge mesh
Editing solids - union, subtract and intersect.
Inserting objects and editing elements.
Adding data to the model. Extracting data from the model.
Creating and applying colours, materials and adding lights.
BS 1192 layering and drawing conventions, PAS 1192 BIM Level 2.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: demonstrate the ability to model a building using object oriented software
LO2: demonstrate the ability to render a building model and apply materials and lights.
LO3: demonstrate the ability to create photorealistic images of a building model
LO4: add data and information to the building model.
LO5: extract data and information from a building model.

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