Module Details

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Title BIM Implementation in Collaborative Environments
Code ARCH725
Coordinator Dr A Haidar
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15


The module aims to promote student’s ability to plan and build strategies towards BIM implementation on a project level, as well as on the organisational level. In addition, the module will equip students with a subtle and systematic understanding of the UK and international BIM standards to scrutinise the implementation and adoption of BIM on national and international levels.

Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Establish a profound understanding of collaboration and its fundamental role in the contemporary AEC industry.

(LO2) Demonstrate an informative understanding of the essentiality of interoperability of technologies and systems in collaborative project delivery.

(LO3) Recognise and critically appraise the role of BIM in Integrated Design, based on a thorough understanding of the UK BIM standards and principles of Integrated Project Delivery.

(LO4) Scrutinise the methods used to exchange and share data and information throughout the project and building life cycle.

(LO5) Demonstrate a critical awareness of the tools and processes associated with the articulation of performance targets and strategies which are updated throughout the process by the design, construction and maintenance teams.

(S1) Research skills.

(S2) Critical thinking and analysis.

(S3) Independent learning skills.

(S4) Written communication skills.

(S5) Oral communication skills.

(S6) Graphical communication skills.

(S7) Team working skills.



The Historical Evolution of BIM and collaborative Design
Collaboration in Architecture, Engineering and Construction
Using BIM as a Tool for Integration for Design, Construction and Maintenance
BIM and Integrated Design in Practice
UK BIM Standards and Requirements
BIM Execution Planning
Integrated Project Delivery

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Lecture
Description: Lectures and presentations will be delivered by academic staff and guest speakers from the industry, which will be aligned to real-world problems and experiences, from both national and international contexts. Guest lectures will provide viewpoints and insights of different project partners (designers, engineers, planners, etc.)
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 2 - Seminar/ Webinar
Description: Seminars will encourage student engagement with the topic and will provide an interactive medium for discussion and debate. Seminars will engage students in a variety of activities and discussion on integrated design, BIM processes and BIM standards.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 3 - Tutorial
Description: Tutorials will aim to provide formative feedback to the students on their case studies and presentations to guide their research as a team.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

Teaching Method 4 - Group Project
Description: Group work sessions will support to build team-working skills.
Attendance Recorded: Yes

In case hybrid modes of teaching were considered, if the situation of social distancing continued to be in place as a consequence of Covid-19, the lectures will be delivered both asynchronously and synchronously, i.e. pre-recorded and made available on Canvas in advance of the Q&A sessions, and online live communication to ensure the students have an opportunity to interact with peers and teaching staff within a virtual class environment. The students will be reminded of previous sessions at the beginning, encouraged to participate and raise questions, as well as providing them with tasks for the next lecture/ session. Similarly, workshops will be held online, e.g. on MS Teams or Zoom, recorded and made available on Canvas for future reference.

Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 15




Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 90


EXAM Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
% of
Penalty for late
Group Presentation on the potential of BIM in Integrated Project Delivery.  15 minutes         
Assessment 725.1 Individual Presentation on Collaboration and Design Coordination in BIM Environment. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for a late submission. Individua  15 minute presentati    40       
Assessment 725.0 Group-based BIM Implementation Planning. There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for a late submission. This is not an anonymous assessment.  1500-2000 words per     60       

Recommended Texts

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