Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus

Building Information Modelling for Construction Management

CSM80051   12.5 Credit Points
One Semester or equivalent
Contact hours
48 Hours


PG, Civil, Construction Management; Nil
UG Civil Engineering: 250 Credit Points


Unit information in detail

– Aims, unit learning outcomes and content.


The aim of this unit is to develop student’s understanding and application of knowledge and skills using building information modelling for construction management. 

Unit Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this unit, you should be able to: 

  1. Operate parametric 3D modelling tools and translate the design intent that will used in developing technical models
  2. Generate suitable BIM 3D models and use the model as tools of interaction, communication and collaboration
  3. Evaluate project constructability by using digital model and design results to improve construction efficiency
  4. Engage digital models to support construction process and plan cost, schedule and resources quantities
  5. Apply BIM-based technical modelling process flow to identify the associated challenges in adoption, implementation and ownership


Part 1: BIM Concept and Theory 

  • Construction Industry Scenarios
  • Introduction to BIM
  • BIM Implementation
  • Collaboration
  • Introduction to BIM for 4D (Construction Sequencing), 5D (Cost Management), 6D (Sustainability-Energy Consumption) and 7D (Facility Management)

Part 2: Fundamental Modelling of Structure 

  • Introduction to BIM software/tools such as Autodesk Revit
  • Introduction to Fundamental Modelling of Structure
  • Creating Structure Modelling
  • Modelling Input (Schedule and Quantities)
  • Creating Drawing Sheet
  • Creating Component Libraries