Project Simulation 1: BIM for Design and Build

ICT10015 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 32 Hours

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. 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.
2. Produce responding BIM Execution Plans based on the project briefing documents and subsequent collaboration to consolidate a plan representing the lead design consultant.
3. Use BIM Authoring Software to create and modify BIM objects and associated data according to the BIM Execution Plan.
4. Apply BIM Authoring Software as well as Model Coordination Software to combine different discipline models and understand the principles of clash detection.
5. Issue project deliverables including model, data, and 2D plans according to the BIM Execution Plan.
6. Explore visualisation software that interfaces with the BIM Authoring Software to improve communication, sense making and decision making.
7. 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.