BIM (Building Information Modelling) | short course | 20 CCD CIDB points



BIM is a technology that has gained momentum in the construction industry. It allows buildings to be virtually created and information about the building to be stored in a central coordinated model. It is also believed that BIM is widely accepted as a leading –edge software in building design and to some extent it is accepted as a process view which focusing on the information over the full lifecycle of a building  (Watson, 2010). In the 2nd edition BIM handbook by  (Eastman, Teicholz, Sacks, & Liston, 2011)also explained that BIM is a database of information that tracks its manufacture, cost, delivery, installation methods, labour cost and even the maintenance schedule all the way to its replacement value. At this moment, construction industry in Malaysia is facing huge challenges from the communities to increase their productivity, quality and value due to problems such as cost overrun, delay, the production of low quality product and still using old technology (Zahrizan, Ali, Haron, Marshall-Pointing, & Hamid, 2013).  The steps and efforts taken to implement BIM in Malaysia is an approach to countereact and solve these key challenges in Malaysian construction industry (Azhar, Khalfan, & Maqsood, 2012).

This 2-day course is aimed to expose the participants on the brief concept of Building Information Modelling (BIM) as the new philosophy, methodology and tools in construction project management practices.

Course Content
Module 1: Introduction
-What is BIM?
-The starting of BIM era
-The key factors in the fundamental of BIM
-Exploring CIDB Construction Industry Transformation Programme (2016-2020) on the promotion of BIM in the industry

Module 2: BIM adoption: Exploring and understanding its challenges
-Understanding the benefits and advantages of adopting BIM in projects
-Identifying the challenges of BIM within the construction projects
-Lesson learnt from BIM adoptions & challenges from international perspectives
-The effects of Economics, Socials and Technological Advancement of BIM towards construction industry.

Module 3: Establishing BIM through risk management
-The J- Curve and its relationship to BIM adoption
-Managing risk in BIM implementations
-Risk Identification, Analysis & Evaluation

Module 4: Building Information Modelling- An insight of Malaysian Industry
-Malaysian Construction Contractors: are they ready for BIM?
-Pertinent Factors on BIM applications to local construction industry
-Overview on various academic research related to BIM
-Changing the way forward for BIM in the local construction industry: Who should initiate and lead? (discussion)

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