Modelling and Information Management Basics 1

ICT10014 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Workplace


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

Aims and objectives

This unit develops the student’s understanding of the foundational concepts of BIM by demonstrating them with BIM capable software tools. Focus is placed on the model authoring in the design phase, and activities focussed on technical tasks including how models and data are combined, sorted and analysed. BIM terminology, organisational frameworks and hierarchies are also clearly illustrated.
Whilst combining their discovery of BIM Uses and their practical application, the students will realise the imperative for the management of the individual and collaborative workplace, and clearly stated project objectives in the absence of an informed client.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Create and modify the BIM model and associated data within BIM authoring software in an experimental environment.
2. Create, manage and make queries on the information associated with BIM objects for specific purposes/outputs described by foundation BIM Uses, including an introduction to cost analysis (5D).
3. Collaborate with a team to combine individual models and data to create an overall dataset for further investigation and application of foundation BIM Uses.
4. Identify the BIM Uses most common to Australian industry and a workplace context and prepare clear instructions on how they perform on a construction/infrastructure project.
5. Create a plan that describes the 'best benefit' for the workplace, including the collaboration elements required, that can be applied to a typical project in the absence of clear objectives or instructions from a client or facilities manager.