University of Technology Sydney

16212 Digital Design and Construction 1

6cp; block mode, a minimum of 80% attendance is required
Requisite(s): 16137 Digital Built Environment
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The subject introduces the methods and technologies used to generate the 3D models and 2D documentation that support construction activities. The introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) has had profound effects on the activities of contractors, allowing a stronger integration between design and construction representations, minimising design discrepancies and rework through the use of an information rich building model and automated design review techniques. Students develop an understanding of the generation, reviewing, detailing and documentation of residential building design using 3D object-oriented models as a part of pre-construction processes. This subject uses real-world projects and is taught through intensive practice-based workshops and computing labs, enabling students to build skills in virtual design and construction processes.

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Autumn session, City campus

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