May 22, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARE 2852 - Building Information Modeling

1 lecture hours 2 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
This course prepares the student to utilize building information modeling (BIM) as a coordinated, integrated, and consistent approach to a building project in design and construction decision-making. Students are provided the basics to produce high-quality 3D designs and construction documents, along with cost-estimating and construction planning. The students will use BIM in the Senior Project sequence. This course will utilize Autodesk Revit Building Systems. (prereq: CAE 1851 ) (quarter system prereq: AE 1001, CV 1001, AE 1001L, CV 1001L)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Demonstrate skill in using advanced features of Revit Architecture
  • Demonstrate skill in using Revit Structures
  • Demonstrate skill in using Revit MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Basic understanding of Autodesk Revit
  • Basics of architectural drafting

Course Topics
  • Getting started with Revit Structures and Revit MEP
  • Floor plans
  • Roof, floor, and ceiling systems
  • Revit Structure - grids, columns, beams
  • Revit Structure - floor, bar joist, footings
  • Water closets, cabinets, furniture
  • Mechanical systems layout
  • Electrical systems layout
  • Renderings

Laboratory Topics
  • Weekly hands-on exercises and interactive problem-solving sessions that reinforce the weekly lecture topics 

Michael McGeen, AIA

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