BIM1002 - BIM Basic


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

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

- Data and information security and data quality

- Introduction of business planning and semantic technology

- Basics of parametric design

- New types of IT systems recommended

- 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

- Group work related to the agreed research question (strives to be done by the students having different roles)

Learning methods and activities

Net-based activities (webinars, videos, guiding meetings) and classroom learning with one 2 days start-up session at Gjoevik (together with BIM1001), as well as 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)
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

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

- Statsbygg: BIM-manual,, version 2.0

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

- buildingSMART Norway and buildingSMART international

- Miscellaneous lecture notes and available web sites distributed via Blackboard

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Facility Management
  • Building Technology
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Geomatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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