BIM1001 - Basic Building Information Modelling


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Course content

- Climate and society's guidelines that affect the construction industry

- Introduction to building information modelling and information management in the construction industry

- Digital trading processes, importance and challenges

- ISO 19650 (standard for managing information throughout the life cycle of a structure using BIM)

- Life cycle focused requirements setting and information management based on the ISO 19650 standard series related to subjects / roles Linking the digitalisation of the construction industry's importance to sustainability (economy and environment)

- Data flow, interaction and sharing of digital building information

- Modelling principles including object orientation

- Properties, definitions

- Intelligence in modelling

- Level of information need and information requirements, cf. ISO 19650

- Multidisciplinary teamwork with different roles

- Data and information security and data quality

- Introduction of business planning and semantic technology

- New types of IT systems recommended

Learning outcome

On completing this course, students will have acquired basic knowledge and understanding of digital modelling, and in the use of intelligent models, interactions and digital data flows.

After completing the course, the student should be able to: Knowledge:

- Explain and explain central BIM theory and BIM concepts

- Explain BIM mindsets related to BIM issues in the construction industry, BIM processes and current tools and methods in the field

- Reproduce and discuss collaboration and digital data flow and information management in the construction industry

- Explain different interaction methods and how BIM can be used in these

- Understand and interpret practical BIM knowledge that is relevant to builders, architects, consulting engineers and contractors and construction product manufacturers

- Know the difference between proprietary BIM and open BIM

- Explain relevant BIM standards, including overview knowledge of ISO 19650


- Prepare good reports and other presentation material with accompanying source references related to project work

- Use BIM terminology to present subject matter

- Apply theoretical and practical BIM knowledge to solve subject-related challenges.

General competence:

- Understand the importance of planning and collaboration in different types of BIM projects.

- Demonstrate independence and ability to work together, as well as the ability to reflect.

- Establish a basic understanding of how interdisciplinary BIM projects can be planned and implemented.

Learning methods and activities

Net-based activities (webinars, videos, guiding meetings) and/or classroom learning with one 2 days start-up session at Gjoevik, together with supervised project tasks at the campus (group work).

Online activities (webinars, videos, adapted resources online, supervision meetings) and / or classroom teaching / supervision with a 2-day start-up meeting and project assignment (group work).

Supervision of agreed group-based project assignments (preferably interdisciplinary with different roles. Assignment delimitation must be agreed with course coordinators.

A joint finnishing day with group presentations, questions and discussions with everyone is present.

Further on evaluation

Overall assessment based on group-based project assignment consisting of report, powerpoint and video. The final grade is based on this project task. The project work must clearly show the division of roles, as well as the distribution of the work.

All students have to be present at the presentation to be assessed.

If fail, an improved project task can be submitted according to appointment by the course responsible.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Building SMART - Intelligent Modelling (ÅRBIM)

Course materials

- Borrmann; Konig; Koch; Beetz (2018): Building Information Modeling: Technology Foundations and Industry Practice, ISBN 978-3-319-92862-3

- Sacks, Eastman, Lee and Teicholz (2018): BIM Handbook: A Guide to Building Information Modeling for Owners, Designers, Engineers, Contractors, and Facility Managers, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-1-119-28753-7

- ISO 19650-1, ISO 19650-2 (Organization and digitization of information about buildings and civil engineering works, including BIM).

- Miscellaneous lecture notes and available web sites distributed via Blackboard

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
GEO1221 10.0
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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