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CRAF6008 - Building Modelling Technology

Title:Building Modelling Technology
Long Title:Building Modelling Technology
Module Code:CRAF6008
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Craft
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2015/16 ( September 2015 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: MICHAEL HOURIHAN
Module Author: BRIAN THOMA
Module Description: Building Modelling Technology demonstrates the function and uses of modelling software in current building practice. The student will learn the skills necessary to draw joinery details as well as full developed items of furniture and domestic building constructions using BIM software..
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Outline of Building Information Modelling and its role in the construction industry.
LO2 Use AutoCAD to produce 2D drawings of joinery components.
LO3 Generate plans, elevations, side and sectional views of joinery pieces.
LO4 Produce detailed sections drawings, exploded views and Isometric representations and 3D rendered models of Joinery pieces and detailing using AutoCAD 3D.
LO5 Use AutoDesk Revit to reproduce typical domestic constructions including internal details.
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
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Co-requisite Modules
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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 Modeling
The size and scale of the construction industry, nationally and internationally and where BIM is employed within the industry. An overview of the software programmes used in BIM and how the four areas of BIM (MEP, Construction, Architecture, Structure) is influencing the design of buildings and components.
File management and using AutoCAD to produce working drawings using commands and setting templates for drawing sheets.
Functional Drawing
Producing plans, elevations, end and sectional views of furniture to include leaders, annotations and explanatory notes.
Project Design Details
Using AutoCAD 3D to produce a complete set of drawings of a unit of joinery to include an exploded view of components.
Using Revit to recreate a domestic dwelling fully annotated and demonstrating a clear use of families, constraints, rendering of materials, various lighting options and walk through.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Write a report on the efficacy and extent of Building Information Modelling in the construction industry. 1 30.0 Week 4
Project Re-produce 2D drawings of the various joints used in the construction of furniture. 2 20.0 Week 6
Project Design an original piece of contemporary furniture, produce a plan, elevation, end view or section as well as a rendered view of that piece of furniture. 2,3,4 20.0 Week 9
Project Using an example of an actual domestic dwelling, recreate that example in AutoDesk Revit. The drawings should include schedules, ceiling plans, section views, interior and exterior views of the building presented at an appropriate scale on named sheets. 4,5 30.0 Week 13
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
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Portfolio preparation 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Lab Computer Lab instruction 4.0 Every Week 4.00
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
  • Chuck Eastman... [et al.] 2008, BIM handbook, Wiley Hoboken, N.J. [ISBN: ISBN 978-0-470-18528-5]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Eric Wing 2010, Autodesk Revit architecture 2011, Wiley Pub. Indianapolis [ISBN: 978-0-470-61011-4]
  • Willem Kymmell 2008, Building information modeling, McGraw-Hill New York [ISBN: 0-07-149453-7]
  • Randy Shih 2014, AutoCAD 2015 Tutorial First Level - 2D Fundamentals, 1 Ed., 11, SDC Publications [ISBN: 9781585038640]
  • Scott Onstott 2014, AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Essentials: Autodesk Official Press, 1 Ed., 18, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9781118871393]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_ECTWB_7 Bachelor of Science in Craft Technology (Wood) with Business 3 Mandatory

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