KB7038 - Integrated Building Information Modelling Project

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What will I learn on this module?

You will learn and develop professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects which are Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled. In this module there is a strong emphasis on management of the design process in order to formulate project solutions. Topics include:

• Management of the design process and the roles and responsibilities of actors involved in such project phases.
• Further exploration of the background context of BIM, including a focus on its development and key issues such as parametric modeling, interoperability and information exchange processes.
• How to address the interaction and interface challenges faced by project teams and groups.
• Issues that affect collaborative project working including people, process, technologies and trust.
• Key aspects of project communication.
• Opportunities to reflect and learn through project experiences.

Learning from this module can be reinforced through study of the related module KB7034 Building Information Modelling Management, Theory and Practice

How will I learn on this module?

On this module the predominant form of activity will be Project based learning (PBL). Much of your work will require engagement in disciplinary, interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary group interactions through your involvement on a simulated project. Additional module learning will be delivered through some taught sessions such as lectures*, interactive seminar sessions* and engagement in technologically- enhanced learning (TEL) via computer lab workshops. Because of distance learning requirements of some of you it is more likely that information and guidance will be primarily issued electronically on the Web based ELP module site, and that use will be made of online collaboration software. Your learning will also be facilitated through a combination of tutor guided independent learning activities (e.g. directed reading), and student identified independent learning activities.

*Lectures and seminars will be used to support effective transmission of information and will be delivered via a combination of face-to-face ‘live’ sessions lectures held in university classrooms, and the use of digitally pre-recorded sessions or live video webcasts. All ‘live’ lecture sessions will be captured using Northumbria University approved teaching platforms (currently the Panopto video platform: https://www.panopto.com/) and hosted on the eLearning Portal (ELP) with materials being made available after delivery on campus.
This content will remain available throughout the programme. **For distance learning students equivalent seminar materials will be provided to facilitate learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

You will be supported through tutor feedback during small-group seminars, computer lab workshops, and in doing assessment tasks set up to enable you to learn from feedback which attracts no marks. There will be regular announcements issued on the eLearning Portal (ELP) that will direct you to suitable learning opportunities and activities that will enhance your understanding, knowledge and intellectual development based on your own research.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. Analyse the role of Building Information Modelling within the production management process.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
2. Formulate solutions to design and production problems through a simulated project life cycle.
3. Justify and defend design or managerial choices made within the production process of a simulated project.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
4. Apply disciplinary knowledge and multi-disciplinary skill to overcome complex problems of practice and identify appropriate solutions.
5. Reflect upon learning achieved within integrated collaborative environments.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be of an individual nature across 2 separate tasks.

Task 1 is the submission of an individual portfolio that reflects both on academic theory, and the learning that occurred during the simulated project. This task is worth 70% of the module, will be submitted and assessed electronically, and addresses all Module Learning Outcomes 1 - 5

Task 2 is the presentation of an individually prepared academic poster. This task is worth 30% of the module. The poster will be presented in a plenary session, but must also be submitted electronically for final assessment. This task addresses Module Learning Outcomes IPSA 2 & 3 and PVA 5.

On an ongoing basis the tutor will be able to give feedback as to the progress of your work and detailed feedback will be returned to you along with your marks for each task.





Module abstract

This module will help you learn and develop professional skills appropriate for project management professionals operating within the context of Architectural Engineering and Construction (AEC) projects which are Building Information Modelling (BIM) enabled.. There is a strong emphasis on management of the design process in order to formulate solutions to project challenges. Key module content focuses on aspects of design management, communication and collaboration on AEC projects and provides further background context of Building Information Modelling. This learning will equip you with knowledge and skills highly valued by employers that will enable you to help deliver effective construction engineering projects in future practice. The module has been designed to satisfy several of the programme learning outcomes related to learning, knowledge and practice.

Course info

Credits 20

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 2 years full-time (with advanced practice in second year)
2 other options available

Department Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or January 2020

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