BIM1012 - Digital BIM Modelling


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

Course content

- IFC, both the conceptual model and the exchange format

- Model and rule checking in compilation tool; checking the 3D models of buildings in terms of different controls (for example completeness, collision etc.).

- Parametric design, 3D modelling using object orientation and BIM modelling in Revit or Archicad.

- Coordinate systems, selecting the origin, data capture, terrain modeling, creation and import of various BIM project data.

- Project collaboration including digital data flow and collision checking.

- Laser scanning/360-degree photogrammetry of existing buildings/facilities

- CDE software

Learning outcome

On completing this course, students will have:


- Basic knowledge of modelling in software

- Knowledge of ICT/IFC-based information flow in projects

- How common data environment (CDE) can be used


- Good skills in the use and application of a selection of IT systems related to BIM

- Basic skills in data flow using standardized data formats between different software

- Basic skills in the understanding of digital information processing and data and information sharing

General competence:

- Basic skills in the organisation and digitization of buildings and construction activities, including building information modeling (BIM)

- Insight and competence in the organisation and creation of practical models, with regard to object-oriented and/or layer-based principles

Learning methods and activities

Combination of lectures, meetings, web meetings, self-study and guidance for carrying out project work.

Compulsory activities: Agreed times for physical gatherings, as well as three compulsory tasks that must all be approved.

Compulsory tasks: applications of selected software among the following selected BIM software:

1. Collision and rule checking (Solibri)

2nd and 3rd (2 out of 3 directions are chosen):

- Infrastructure/facilities

- Project planning

- Reconstruction use phase

Compulsory assignments

  • collision and rule check
  • Modeling
  • BIM interaction

Further on evaluation

Three compulsory assignments, all of which must be graded as passing. Then, a project assignment is evaluated based on learning outcomes from the mandatory tasks. Grades are determined based on the project assignment.

Additional information on continuation:

By agreement with the course supervisor.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

- Software Manuals (updated regularly online or as built-in system help files)

- Research reports

- Lecture notes and videos

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Building and construction technology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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