BIM collaboration across six disciplines

Ute Poerschke, Robert J. Holland, John I. Messner, Madis Pihlak

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Abstract

To prepare future building professionals for interdisciplinary collaboration, the model of a vertical “Collaborative BIM Studio” was developed and performed in the academic year of 2008/09. Students of six different disciplines - architecture, landscape architecture, construction, structural, mechanical, and lighting/electrical engineering - were given the task to revise the prototype design of an elementary school while using building information modelling (BIM) technology for data collection, analysis, design development, data coordination, and project presentations throughout the semester. They were instructed by faculty of architecture, landscape architecture, and architectural engineering. The studio was evaluated using internal and external observation methods and surveys. The gathering of all design information in coordinated digital models provided the students with tangible experience in team organization and BIM workflow. All disciplines were closely engaged in each other's work, and feedback and synchronous communication were facilitated. Workflow observations and design actions indicated that the planning of model content and workflow at the beginning of a project are critical to successful design collaboration. The integrated environment and the use of BIM led to an intensive collaborative educational experience for both undergraduate and graduate students of the participating disciplines and to mutual understanding of technical, aesthetic and social aspects of a collaborative design process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering
EditorsWalid Tizani
PublisherNottingham
ISBN (Electronic)9781907284601
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010 - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Jun 30 2010Jul 2 2010

Publication series

NameEG-ICE 2010 - 17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering

Conference

Conference17th International Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering, EG-ICE 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityNottingham
Period6/30/107/2/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Engineering(all)

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