Students in this unit will facilitate the planning of connected BIM Uses to capture existing buildings and assets, convert them to BIM models along with associated, structured data compatible with a client's CAFM solution. Hands-on practical application with appropriate software and hardware will be used to capture existing conditions and explore the necessary workflows to translate the information to BIM modelling. The data collection methodology for facility operations will be examined and the conclusions will be considered against the capability of the Australian supply chain within Design and Construction phases.


Teaching periods
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 2
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:

  • Outline the different objectives that can be met from the use of scanning tools and the methods by which the spatial data can be viewed and combinedt.
  • Create basic workflows of capturing internal spaces using laser scanning tools
  • Use BIM Authoring Software to create BIM objects from scanning tool outputs and explore methods by which maintainable assets can be appropriately represented
  • Appraise the tools for capturing asset data associated with spaces and maintainable assets as part of, and extension of, the collection of operations and maintenance data and documentation
  • Review the capability of design and construction stakeholders across the different tiers of the construction industry and examine their capability to fulfil the BIM Use Digital Asset Management Information
  • Define a basic standard of model and data delivery that would be suitable within the organisational context for new and refurbishment projects

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
AssignmentIndividual 30 - 40% 
ProjectIndividual 30 - 40% 2,3,4 
ReportIndividual 40 - 60% 1,6 


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. 


  • Scanning existing conditions
  • Scanning use cases
  • Protocols for delivering asset data
  • Object-oriented modelling for digital asset management
  • Tools for managing asset data
  • Protocols suitable for industry

Study resources

Reading materials

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