1st Edition

BIM Teaching and Learning Handbook
Implementation for Students and Educators

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ISBN 9780367427955
August 10, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
376 Pages 37 Color & 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book is the essential guide to the pedagogical and industry-inspired considerations that must shape how BIM is taught and learned. It will help academics and professional educators to develop programmes that meet the competences required by professional bodies and prepare both graduates and existing practitioners to advance the industry towards higher efficiency and quality.

To date, systematic efforts to integrate pedagogical considerations into the way BIM is learned and taught remain non-existent. This book lays the foundation for forming a benchmark around which such an effort is made. It offers principles, best practices and expected outcomes necessary to BIM curriculum and teaching development for construction-related programs across universities and professional training programmes. The aim of the book is to:

  • Highlight BIM skill requirements, threshold concepts and dimensions for practice
  • Showcase and introduce tried-and-tested practices and lessons learned in developing BIM-related curricula from leading educators
  • Recognise and introduce the baseline requirements for BIM education from a pedagogical perspective
  • Explore the challenges, as well as remedial solutions, pertaining to BIM education at tertiary education
  • Form a comprehensive point of reference, covering the essential concepts of BIM, for students
  • Promote and integrate pedagogical consideration into BIM education

This book is essential reading for anyone involved in BIM education, Digital Construction, Architecture, Engineering and professionals looking for guidance on what the industry expects when it comes to BIM competency.

Table of Contents


Section 1-1: Foundations and Threshold Concepts

1. Foundational Concepts for BIM 

Rafael Sacks and Ergo Pikas 

2. BIM Technologies, Tools, and Skills 

Hamid Abdirad, Ph.D., Carrie Sturts Dossick, Ph.D. 

3. Understanding BIM to Translate into Action 

Dr Cenk Budayan and Prof Yusuf Arayici 

4. Collaboration in BIM-based Construction Networks 

Bimal Kumar and Benny Raphael 

Section 1-2: BIM Applications 

5. Towards Adopting 4D BIM in Construction Management Curriculums: A Teaching Map 

Faris Elghaish, Sepehr Abrishami, Salam Al-Bizri et al 

6. Cost Management-Based BIM: Skills, Implementation and Teaching Map 

Faris Elghaish, Saeed Talebi and Song Wu 

7. Building Information Modeling for Facilities Management: Skills, Implementation and Teaching Map 

Sandra Matarneh and Faris Elghaish 

8. BIM, Sustainability and Energy Optimisation 

Zeynep Işık, Yusuf Arayici, Hande Aladağ et al 

9. BIM for Safety Planning and Management 

Sambo Zulu, Allen Wan, Farzad Khosrowshahi et al 

Section 1-2: Advanced Discussions 

10. Understanding BIM Information Management Processes Through International BIM Standards 

Mohammad Alhusban 

11. Scholarship of BIM and Construction Law: Myths, Realities and Future Directions 

Oluwole Alfred Olatunji and Abiola Akanmu 

12. Interoperability and Emerging Smart Technologies 

Gökhan Demirdöğen, Zeynep Işık, Yusuf Arayici et al 

13. BIM and Ethics 

Nicholas Nisbet 


14. BIM Teaching and Learning Frameworks in Construction-Related Domains: What the Literature Says 

Reza Taban Ph.D, Mohsen Kalantari and Elisa Lumantarna 

15. Educating the "T-shaped" BIM professional: Lessons from Academia 

Igor Martek, Wei Wu, Mehran Oraee et al 

16. Developing Digerati Leaders: Education Beyond the Building Information Modelling (BIM) Ecosystem 

Dr Eleni Papadonikolaki 

17. Incorporating Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Principles in BIM Education 

Abbas Mehrabiboshrabadi, Mehran Oraee, Igor Martek et al 

18. BIM Education Assessment: Guidelines for Getting This Right 

Abbas Mehrabiboshrabadi, Mehran Oraee, Igor Martek et al 

19. Using Gamification and Competitions to Enhance BIM Learning Experience 

Ajibade A. Aibinu, Teo Ai Lin Evelyn, Juan S. Rojas-Quintero et al 

20. An Australian Consolidated Framework for BIM Teaching and Learning 

Dr Sas Mihindu and Professor Farzad Khosrowshahi 

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M. Reza Hosseini is currently the Associate Head of School (research) at the School of Architecture and Built Environment, Deakin University, a research fellow of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) and the founder and leader of Australian BIM Academic Forum (ABAF). He has twelve years of experience working in various areas of the construction industry, prior to joining the academic world. His main research and teaching areas are Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering, with around 180 published papers and book chapters.

Farzad Khosrowshahi is Dean of the College of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, Melbourne, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building. He is the founder of BIM Academic Forum, Information Visualisation Society and Uniting Construction Information. Farzad has previously served as the Director of Construct IT, chair of ARCOM (Association of Researcher in Construction Management) and chair of IV Society. He has served on a number of committees including The European Council for Construction Research, Development and Innovation, Building SMART UK and Construction Industry Council Research & Innovation.  

Ajibade A. Aibinu is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interest cut across the built environment project and asset management from design, construction to operations, particularly data-driven processes to ensure value for money. He is the founder of Intelligent Cost Manager Research and Development project, a cloud-based cost management solution. Ajibade is a Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, and previously an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2008-2013).

Sepehr Abrishami is BIM Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He has carried out extensive research in the field of BIM, automation in design and construction, and environmental design. His areas of expertise include Building Information Modelling (BIM), generative and parametric evolutionary design, Artificial Intelligence (AI), digital design and construction, integrated design, Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DfMA), Offsite Manufacturing, Big Data, Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), and IT integrated architectural design.