CVEN3006W Building Information Modelling

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module introduces digital modelling and information management in construction projects. The module provides a range of theory and technical concepts associated with projects based on nD modelling. Students will evaluate and improve the management of construction projects by adopting Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools.

Note: This module is for CDIC students only

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

• Define the concepts and process of information management and understand the difference between 3D modelling
• Investigate and practice BIM tools associated with the construction project stages
• Describe qualitative and quantitative construction management techniques, their uses, benefits and limitations
• Apply appropriate sources of information in construction projects and explain proper techniques to manipulate data in assessing the projects
• Evaluate the benefits of various management and technique skills by Performing a BIM case study

Indicative Module Content:

1. Introduction to Innovative Information Management
2. BIM, Concurrent Engineering, and Civil BIM: (BIM Theory)
3. BIM Tool Practice 1; Basic Functions (Revit)
4. BIM Tool Practice 2; Structure Modelling (Revit)
5. BIM Tool Practice 3; Road Modelling (Civil 3D)
6. Collaboration (Revit + Civil 3D)
7. Design Check and Clash Detective (Navisworks / SMC)
8. Information Management Practice 1; nD Modelling (Revit / Navisworks)
9. Information Management Practice 2; nD Modelling (Revit/ Vico/ CostX)
10. 3D GIS and Structure Analysis (InfraWorks / RSA)
11. Performance Analysis and Simulation
12. Collaboration (Autodesk Construction Cloud)
13. BIM Standards (ISO 19650)
14. Smart City
15. Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, tutorials 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Additional Information:
This module is delivered overseas and is not available to students based at the UCD Belfield or UCD Blackrock campuses

Building Information Modelling (OVSE3048W)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Assignment / Modelling Practice Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Final Assessment 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Group Project: Case Study Week 9 n/a Graded No


Presentation: Presentation from Group Project Week 10 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 1 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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