University of Technology Sydney

16470 Digital Design and Construction 2

6cp; block mode (workshops, computer labs, lectures)
Requisite(s): 16212 Digital Design and Construction 1 AND 16913 Time Management AND 120 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90373 Core Subjects B Construction
Anti-requisite(s): 16413 Digital Design and Construction 2



This subject introduces model-based construction scheduling methods and technologies. The application of building information modelling for 4D construction planning, scheduling and simulation has had profound effects on the activities of contractors. Enabling improvements to the communication of construction work among project team members and increases in the efficiency and effectiveness of construction programs. This subject develops students' skills in 4D construction planning and scheduling methods and technologies. Students develop an understanding of how 4D simulations and visualisations support construction teams to create more accurate work plans, improve scheduling of temporary site structures, and help manage site logistics. Traditional scheduling methods, together with recent approaches to lean construction, including last planner, location-based management and flowline concepts, are also examined. Students apply their knowledge of construction scheduling as part of the 4D modelling process so as to develop competitive construction schedules and optimise for the continuous flow of construction. The subject uses real-world projects and is taught through intensive practice-based workshops and computing labs.

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Autumn session, City campus

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