Multi-disciplinary learning from OpenBIM

Tim Pat McGinley, Thomas Krijnen

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Traditional building information modelling (BIM) education emphasises the tools and the modelling rather than the analysis of the model. Rather than simply provide training for proprietary software, university BIM education could support innovation through the development of standardized OpenBIM tools, data and processes, supporting students to analyse their own models and learn from BIM rather than simply learn howto BIM. This paper presents a family of courses, wherein; (1) postgraduate students in the autumn, develop OpenBIM tools and processes, that are used in the spring to provide rule checking on (2) the BIM modelling for an undergraduate course and (3) the design models of a post graduate multidisciplinary course. Feedback from the tools is integrated into the students’ personalized course homepages. An open web-based platform is proposed where students in the design and modelling courses receive feedback on their BIM from tools developed in the BIM tool and analysis course.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 38th International Conference of CIB W78
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event38th International Conference of CIB W78 - Luxemburg, Luxembourg
Duration: 11 Oct 202115 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameCIB W78 conference series
ISSN (Electronic)2706-6568


Conference38th International Conference of CIB W78


  • OpenBIM
  • Education
  • Learning Management System
  • IFC


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