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INTR7020 - BIM for Infrastructure

Title:BIM for Infrastructure
Long Title:BIM for Infrastructure
Module Code:INTR7020
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2014/15 ( January 2015 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: TED MC KENNA
Module Description: This module will introduce the learner to effective adoption of BIM methodologies and technologies for infrastructure projects. The learner will become familiar with aspects of BIM as applied to infrastructure projects in addition to practical application using proprietary software.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify and describe the fundamental principles of a BIM approach to infrastructure projects.
LO2 Import raw data such as point files/3D laser scans/LIDAR data and create surfaces.
LO3 Develop an intelligent 3D computer model of elements of infrastructure using proprietary software capable of leveraging a dynamic design environment.
LO4 Prepare detailed drawings, schedules and data files relevant to a infrastructure project.
LO5 Management of project model files both locally and within a cloud based system.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Building Information Modelling (BIM)
General principles; Methodologies; Technologies; BIM in the context of infrastructure and asset management.
Dynamic 3D Modelling
Development of a dynamic and intelligent 3D model based on a design brief. Emphasis is placed on the BIM approach not being a single software application but instead how software tools are embedded in the efficient processes intrinsic to BIM.
Project Information Management
Preparation and management of an enterprise-wide system of working by providing accessible data, models, drawings and schedules to achieve efficiencies.
Case Studies
Presentation of current case studies illustrating the progression of BIM within industry and the role of software in enabling such progress.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Import raw data and create surfaces to represent the existing site conditions. 2 15.0 Week 3
Project Develop a 3D computer model of an element/elements of infrastructure. 3,4,5 55.0 Week 9
Project Manage the project model files both locally and in a cloud based system. Prepare a set of drawings and schedules for the modeled project. 3,4 10.0 Week 11
Presentation Presentation of individual case study to illustrate the continued increase in level of development and complexity of modelling and its applications. Leaner should identify how the case study demonstrates the fundamental processes of BIM as presented at the commencement of the module. 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Delivery of practical instruction and completion of exercises/assignments. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of module content and completion of assignments. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Institute of Civil Engineers 2014, BIM in Principle and Practice, First Ed., ICE Publishing [ISBN: 9780727758637]
  • Eric Chappell 2013, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press, 19, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 978-1-118-57502-4]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Louisa Holland, Cyndy Davenport, Eric Chappell 2013, Mastering AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014: Autodesk Official Press, 19, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 978-1-118-60381-9]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 4 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 4 Elective

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