BIM Frameworks

BUI10001 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Workplace


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

Aims and objectives

This unit investigates the foundation concepts of BIM and their relationship to the tools and workflows practised in industry. Emphasis is placed on the role of information management in asset procurement and operations.
Students will learn the organisational structures and standards that apply to BIM for built assets across all lifecycle phases and corresponding stakeholders. The contexts will extend from international to national to employer and market sector.
Complex terminology and applicable standards used in the industry are reduced to easily understood concepts to ensure better understanding and agreements in industry conversations.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Describe the Foundation Concepts of BIM to an audience unfamiliar with BIM as a member or leader of a group of people, identifying and simplifying the common terminology used.
2. Identify the various professional stakeholders involved in a built asset lifecycle, evaluate their role according to the different lifecycle phases and demonstrate the opportunities/benefits to apply BIM.
3. Map out the key phases of a built asset lifecycle and how BIM Uses can be broadly applied, in a professional context.
4. Identify the essential principles that are described in relevant international and national BIM Standards, including ISO 19650, that apply to projects in Australia.
5. Demonstrate how a project objective can be expressed as a BIM Use and how a BIM Use can be broken down to a series of activities using the Foundation Concepts.