The Pedagogy of Building Information Modelling

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been made mandatory for all UK Government contracts over the European threshold. This has led to its hurried adoption within Higher Education Higher Institutions with many adopting similar pedagogies to those used for teaching CAD. This paper seeks the views of the BIM Academic Forum, set up to establish a common BIM curriculum in the UK and Ireland on the pedagogies that should be adopted in BIM teaching. It finds that as BIM is more than just a technology, and as such a different pedagogical approach to that used in CAD teaching should be taken. This approach while in the main constructivist, learning by doing, should also have components taught using didactic methods. The findings further indicate that educators need support from accreditation panels and industry in adopting this new technology which will continue to evolve over the next number of years.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
EditorsJamie Goggins
PublisherCivil Engineering Research Association of Ireland
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-0-9573957-2-5
Publication statusPublished - 29 Aug 2016
EventCivil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 (CERI2016) Conference - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Duration: 29 Aug 2016 → …


ConferenceCivil Engineering Research in Ireland 2016 (CERI2016) Conference
Period29/08/16 → …

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  • Pedagogy
  • Civil Engineering
  • BIM
  • CAD


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