Digital Fabrication and Construction

EAT20033 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Workplace


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

Aims and objectives

This unit explores in depth how BIM supports digital fabrication which includes design for manufacture and assembly, prefabrication and modularisation. Depending on the professional context, a specific BIM Use supporting an aspect of these methodologies will be defined and its execution on a theoretical project planned.

Students will interact with the key stakeholders that support the processes and bring together their requirements and gain insight to where communication and information exchange are most likely to be challenged or fail.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Explore the benefits of modularisation and standardisation to reduce complexity and maximise efficiency of the processes.
2. Identify areas of digital fabrication relevant to a workplace and consider the requirements for the types of information exchanges that will be necessary.
3. Identify the areas of risk most likely to be encountered by the different project stakeholders and what actions to take place to mitigate those risks.
4. Explore the process of using BIM tools to review third party, for-construction BIM information and validating against other project disciplines.
5. Critically evaluate the individuals and organisation's work standards to identify changes and additions that will innovate future prefabrication and off-site construction.