Building Information Modelling - Fundamentals

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126YBIM Z 2 2C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Robert Bouška, Petr Matějka
Robert Bouška, Petr Matějka
Robert Bouška, Petr Matějka, Lukáš Rudl, Martin Stránský
Department of Construction Management and Economics

Subject deals with Building Information Modeling (BIM) topic as with the modern tool for management and operation of construction projects. It is oriented to handling basic relevant software (Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Navisworks) and especially to understanding meaning of BIM in current construction business and its future and importance in specific phases of construction projects.


- ability to use PC

- basic knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD or other CAD aplication (preferably Archicad or Microstation)

- basic knowledge of construction management (MS Project or Primavera knwledge is not necessary, but is welcome)

- basic knowledge of budgeting and quantity takeoffs

- tools used are in english

Syllabus of lectures:

There will be 1-2 lectures instead of excercises, dealing with basics of following topics:

- BIM basics

- BIM in practice

- BIM tools

- BIM from different perspectives

- present BIM

- future BIM

Syllabus of tutorials:

- Autodesk Revit basics

- Modeling basics, iobject oriented modeling

- Wiotking with models, parametric modeling

- Quantity takeoff and budgeting

- Materials, views and rendering

- Autodesk Quantity Takeoff, export and import, quantity takeoff

- Automatization of QTO with the use of models

- Navisworks Manage, export and import of dat, model navigation

- Time planning with the use of model

- Clash detection

- Quantity takeoff and budgeting

- Advanced animations and scripts

- Reserve, consultations, final exam

Study Objective:

- to understand the importance of BIM in modern construction industry, to understand current degree of usability

- to learn about BIM tools and methods

- to understand advantages and risks of BIm in different project phases

- to learn about current BIM implementation obstacles and ways how to overcome these obstacles

- to get basic knowledge of software Autodesk Revit, and advanced knowledge of software Autodesk Navisworks Manage

Study materials:

Matějka, P. et al.: Základy implementace BIM na českém stavebním trhu. Fineco, 2012, ISBN 978-80-86590-10-3

Eastman, C et al.: BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Managers, Designers, Engineers, and Contractors. Wiley, 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-54137-1

Kymmel, W.: Building Information Modeling - Planning and managing Construction Projects with 4D CAD and Simulations. McGraw-Hill, 2008, ISBN: 978-0071494-53-7.

Hardin, B.: BIM and Construction Management: Proven Tools, Methods and Workflows. Sybex, 2009, ISBN 978-04-70402-35-1.

Jernigan, F.E.: BIG BIM little bim - Second Edition. 4Site Press, 2008, ISBN 978-09-79569-92-0.

Krygiel, E. a Nies, B.: Green BIM: Successful Sustainable Design with Building Information Modeling. Sybex, 2008, ISBN: 978-04-70239-60-5.

Reddy, K.P.: BIM for Building Owners and Developers: Making a Business Case for Using BIM on Projects. Wiley, 2012, ISBN: 978-04-70905-98-2.

Wing, E.: Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012: No Experience Required. Wiley, 2011, ISBN: 978-04-70945-06-3.

Smith, D.K.: Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Asset Managers. Wiley, 2009, ISBN: 978-0470250037.

Weygant, R.S.: BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices. Wiley, 2011, ISBN: 978-0470583579.

Time-table for winter semester 2023/2024:
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Time-table for summer semester 2023/2024:

(parallel nr.101)
Thákurova 7 (budova FSv)
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