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5D-BIM (Cost Modelling)

About this microcredential

Improve upon your Building Information Modelling (BIM) knowledge with 5D-BIM (Cost Modelling).

This microcredential addresses cost planning, estimating, lifecycle costing and cost management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques.

It is taught in a highly interactive manner and is dedicated to aspects of interrogating BIM IT platforms in a manner that informs Learners how to utilise available BIM information better, to prepare accurate project cost plans and estimates during the project phases defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. The subject allows students the opportunity to prepare and refine project estimates/cost plans that align with the BIM framework phases, and with a focus on Lean approaches to construction.  

5D-BIM (Cost Modelling) is one of eight specialised microcredentials available. 

What are the key benefits?

  1. Delivered by industry experts, this course is delivered over a three (3) day workshop.
  2. On-campus participants will be provided with an exclusive welcome session prior to commencing the first workshop.
  3. Successfully completing the course will equip participants with a microcredential digital certificate.
  4. This microcredential aligns with the 5-credit point subject, 5D-BIM (Cost Modelling) (SSUD-305), in the Master of Building Information Modelling and Integrated Project Delivery. The microcredential may qualify for credit towards a Bond University Program.


This microcredential is aimed at professionals in architecture, project management, construction, valuation and property
development, city planning or related fields with an interest developing skills in cost planning, estimating, lifecycle costing
and cost management using BIM related Lean Construction and Integrated Project.

Assumed Knowledge*

  • Participants must have a basic understanding of Building Information Modelling concepts.
  • Participants require basic skills in architecture, construction or a related field; or experience in the building, construction industry.

*Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.


Application deadline: Friday, 9 September

Course dates: Monday 7 November to Wednesday 9 November

Please be advised this program will be delivered face-to-face in Brisbane from May 2022. Bond University will teach this program from 433 Boundary St, Brisbane.  Please contact [email protected] for more information.


David Mitchell 

David is the Director of buildingSMART Australasia. David was the founder of QSx Technologies and Mitchell Brandtman 5D Quantity Surveyors a firm that provides 5D Quantity Surveying and Construction Expert Opinion. He is also a member of the leadership committee for Collaborate-ANZ. With 34 years of industry experience (in building, civil, heavy engineering and resources) and a family background in construction consulting, he is known for approaching technology integration in a strategic and innovative way. He believes in open leadership, technology and the collective ability to create positive industry change. David’s BIM vision is to promote a holistic and in-depth understanding of BIM to shape opportunities for positive industry change. 

How to apply

Lodge your application free of charge by simply completing a short application form and uploading your CV.

Learn more about the application process or download our step-by-step guide.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, 9 September.

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