Through simulating a project at concept and design phase, students will produce BIM deliverables. The creation of the client’s requirements will include a collaborative process of identifying specific needs and logistical challenges which the students respond to with a BIM Execution Plan (BEP) that defines the necessary BIM Uses, protocols and deliverables. Students will gain a broader understanding of the consideration and collaboration needed between project stakeholders. Opportunities will be made to combine inter-disciplinary BIM content to analyse for coordination and clash detection. Visualisation tools to enhance the communication of design and simulate construction sequencing is also explored. The use of a range of visualisation tools will be used to enhance communication of design and design issues to other project participants. This will include a simulation of construction sequencing based on design models.


Teaching Periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Collaborate to define client Exchange Information Requirements for a building project and create a BIM Execution Plan based on the principles of the ISO 19650 standards
  • Produce responding BIM Execution Plans based on the project briefing documents and subsequent collaboration to consolidate a plan representing the lead design consultant
  • Use BIM Authoring Software to create and modify BIM objects and associated data according to the BIM Execution Plan
  • Apply BIM Authoring Software as well as Model Coordination Software to combine different discipline models and understand the principles of clash detection
  • Issue project deliverables including model, data, and 2D plans according to the BIM Execution Plan
  • Explore visualisation software that interfaces with the BIM Authoring Software to improve communication, sense making and decision making
  • Analyse the different elements of 4D BIM and create a basic construction simulation through the combination of visualisation software and associated object data using 4D capable software.

Teaching methods


Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Specified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
24.00 1 week 24
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
16.00 Daily (2 times) 32
Unspecified Learning Activities (Phasing out)
Individual Study
54.00 1 week 54
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
40.00 1 week 40


Type Task Weighting ULO's
Activity ReportGroup 10 - 20% 3,4,5,6,7 
Case StudiesGroup 40 - 60% 
ReportIndividual 30 - 40% 2,6 


As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

  • An aggregate mark for the unit of 50% or more, including
  • At least 35% of the possible final marks for each Major Assessment Component (any assessment worth 20% or more)
  • At least 45% in the final exam


Students who do not achieve at least 35% of the possible final marks for each Major Assessment Component and at least 45% for the final exam (if applicable), will receive a maximum of 44% as the total mark for the unit and will not be eligible for a conceded pass. 
The Major Assessment Components in this unit are the Online Activities (combined grade), Computer Lab Reports (combined grade) and the Exam. 


  • Project client expectations
  • Project BIM documentation relating to ISO 19650
  • Object-oriented modelling basics
  • Model coordination and clash detection software
  • Construction sequence simulation
  • Model visualisation

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.