BA8623 - Avansert bygningsinformasjonsmodellering (BIM)


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Report
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved report 100/100 ALLE

Course content

The course will provide the students with an understanding of what a BIM is, how this has the capacity to transform the AEC/FM-industry, and how BIM can be used to gain insights into the life-cycled of the built environment. Student project on real project in collaboration with the AEC/FM-industry. The theoretical learning outcomes can be applied within AEC/FM specializations such as: structural engineering, building technology, civil engineering, building physics, energy analysis, or facility management project management and others.

Learning outcome

A student who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
On successful completion of this course the student will:
• have advanced knowledge about interoperability in BIM based solutions
• have specialized knowledge about use and implementation of BIM in the AEC/FM-industry
• have good knowledge about BIM based standards (developed and under development)
• have good knowledge about emerging technologies and trends in the AEC/FM- industry and research community.

On successful completion of this course the student can:
• use standards and methods for information modelling methods to specify relevant information for a defined process in the life-cycle of a building or a construction.
• perform BIM based analysis and simulation on relevant themes thorough the life cycle of the building project.
• perform analysis and simulation of real situation by use of digital twins/BIM
in order to improve designed performance
General competence
On successful completion of this course the student:
• can perform research within BIM related themes
• has a general understanding of existing and emerging technologies, solutions and theories within the field of BIM
• has a deep understanding of the interactions between technology, organisation and processes

Learning methods and activities

Three two-day seminars, and final presentation (mini-dissertation). Blended Classroom – teaching method will be used for the seminars that include theory lectures, exercises in groups and individual numerical assignments. Individual preparations before the seminars are mandatory. Application of control methods to the students PhD project work and reporting of the research work is an essential activity between the seminars. Part of this will be done on real cases (projects) in collaboration with the AEC/FM-industry.

Further on evaluation

Project work, written report: 100%.

Required previous knowledge

No formal courses, but recommended prev. knowledge is necessary for understanding of the subject

Course materials

Rafael Sacks, Chuck Eastman, Ghang Lee & Paul Teicholz (2018). BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Designers, Engineers, Contractors, and Facility Managers, Wiley; 3 edition, ISBN-13: 978-1119287537
Randy Deutsch (2016) Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Analyzing and Applying Building Data, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-89870-3
Robert Owen, Robert Amor, John Dickinson, Matthijs Prins & Arto Kiviniemi (2013). Integrated Design and Delivery Solutions (IDDS), International Council for Research and In-novation in Building and Construction. International Council for Building. Retrieved from
Hjelseth, E. (2015). Foundations for BIM-based model checking systems, Transforming regulations into computable rules in BIM-based model checking systems. PhD Thesis: 2015:54, Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, ISSN: 1894-6402, ISBN: 978-82-575-1294-1
ISO19650 Organization of information about construction works - Information management using building information modelling, Part 1: Concepts and principles, Part 2: Delivery phase of assets, and Part 3: Operational phase of assets.
ISO 29481-1:2016 Building information modelling. Information delivery manual
-- Part 1: Methodology and format

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 4
No.of specialization hours: 6

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering
  • Knowledge Systems
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering



Examination arrangement: Report

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved report 100/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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