A curriculum approach to deploying BIM in architectural engineering

Ryan L. Solnosky, M. Kevin Parfitt

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Abstract

In recent years, rapidly advancing new technologies and project delivery methods, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), have had a significant impact on the building industry. As a result, practitioners and academia have realized that educating future engineers on these topics is a necessity. To adopt these, proper course and curriculum structures need to be developed and tested. The focus of many efforts to date have been on the first topic, courses. BIM in particular has proven to provide positive opportunities to advance education of buildings at the course level but when expanded upon to an entire curriculum; its effects have seen limited study and less commonly adopted throughout departmental programs. This paper will describe the efforts that the Department of Architectural Engineering (AE) at Penn State University has taken to implement different levels of BIM via collaboration, integration and technology in different courses throughout the program. The discussion will first focus on the overall structure of the program and how they interrelate to one another. Then the efforts within each of the four disciplines: Construction, Lighting/Electrical, Mechanical, and Structural Engineering will be examined more closely.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAEI 2015
Subtitle of host publicationBirth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015
EditorsChristopher H. Raebel
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages651-662
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479070
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: Mar 24 2015Mar 27 2015

Publication series

NameAEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015

Other

OtherArchitectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period3/24/153/27/15

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Curricula
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Structural design
Lighting
Education
Engineers
Industry

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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Solnosky, R. L., & Parfitt, M. K. (2015). A curriculum approach to deploying BIM in architectural engineering. In C. H. Raebel (Ed.), AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015 (pp. 651-662). (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.057
Solnosky, Ryan L. ; Parfitt, M. Kevin. / A curriculum approach to deploying BIM in architectural engineering. AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. editor / Christopher H. Raebel. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 2015. pp. 651-662 (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015).
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Solnosky, RL & Parfitt, MK 2015, A curriculum approach to deploying BIM in architectural engineering. in CH Raebel (ed.), AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), pp. 651-662, Architectural Engineering National Conference 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building, AEI 2015, Milwaukee, United States, 3/24/15. https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.057

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Solnosky RL, Parfitt MK. A curriculum approach to deploying BIM in architectural engineering. In Raebel CH, editor, AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015. American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). 2015. p. 651-662. (AEI 2015: Birth and Life of the Integrated Building - Proceedings of the AEI Conference 2015). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479070.057