Implementing Building Information Modeling in Construction Engineering Curricula

Don Chen, Bruce Gehrig
2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
Building Information Modeling (BIM) has been profoundly transforming the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry and likewise is having a similar impact on construction engineering (ConE) education. Without understanding the limitations of existing BIM software packages, the acceptance and implementation of BIM in ConE education will not take place. This paper presents a study that was conducted to compare the functions of Autodesk Revit products and the Vico Virtual
more » ... co Virtual Construction Software Suite, the two most popular BIM solutions, and to determine the feasible BIM-based work flow for fulfilling the Body of Knowledge (BOK) requirements in ConE, such as cost estimating, construction scheduling and control, project administration, and contract documents. This paper describes the procedures for identifying the strengths and weaknesses of each software package, and proposes a protocol of implementing BIM in ConE curricula. Finally, conclusions are made and recommendations for avenues of future research are made.
doi:10.18260/1-2--18099 fatcat:yb7eg2y3vjdbvft4jwvp5teouu