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SSUD70-301: Foundations of Intelligent Construction (OpenBIM) September 2020 [Intensive - Week 5]

General information

This introductory subject addresses the core principles of BIM, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery. It is taught in a highly interactive environment over one intensive of two days duration and one of one day duration. The two day intensive covers BIM principles in a manner which equips students to sit for the buildingSMART International endorsed individual assessment of knowledge based BIM learning. The one day intensive introduces students to the key principles of Lean Construction and of Integrated Project Delivery. A brief introduction to the BIM framework adopted by buildingSMART Australasia is also presented during this subject.

This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.


Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:SSUD70-301
Subject title:Foundations of Intelligent Construction (OpenBIM)
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:September 2020
Credit points:5

Delivery & attendance

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  • Workshop: x1 (Total hours: 12) - 1 x 2 day
  • Workshop: x1 (Total hours: 6) - 1 day workshop
  • Personal Study Hours: x12 (Total hours: 42) - No Description


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At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
  1. Define BIM, describe the drivers that led to the development of BIM, and explain the potential benefits to an organisation in adopting BIM.
  2. Define what constitutes an Information Model, define key BIM terminology and identify BIM maturity levels.
  3. Describe the advantages of BIM/Lean/IPD compared with traditional project delivery models, including the effects of autocratic information management compared with the benefits of collaborative models and the benefits of BIM/Lean/IPD to industry professionals, clients and facilities managers.
  4. Describe the project information development cycle, with emphasis on specification, production, exchange and maintenance of project information, including Clear definition of requirements and the importance of consistent information exchanges; the need of the supply chain to agree a BIM execution plan and the benefits of an collaborative information exchange platform; Clearly defined information supply and management responsibilities; BIM and the project life cycle – using BIM technology to consider facilities management as an important factor in design decisions.
  5. Explain the necessity for open and interoperable solutions, with emphasis on adopting openBIM as opposed to using propriety products and systems and what Model View Definitions (MVDs), Information Delivery Manuals (IDMs), buildingSmart Data Dictionaries (bSDD) and open BIM Collaboration Format (BCF) are, and the benefits they provide.
  6. Identify an organisations capability of working with BIM/Lean/IPD and the factors that define organisational BIM/Lean/IPD maturity. Principles of evaluating the readiness (concerns and benefits) of specific organisations for adopting BIM/Lean/IPD and the data and intellectual property security issues in adopting BIM/Lean/IPD.


Assessment details

TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
*In-Class Quiz - Individual Students will undertake a buildingSMART Australasia accredited examination during the intensive period. 60% To Be Negotiated 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
*Class Participation Contribution to class and teamwork 20% Class stream dependent 3, 5, 6.
Presentation Knowledge demonstrated in group presentation (BIM) 10% Class stream dependent 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Presentation Contribution to group presentation (Lean/IPD) 10% Class stream dependent 3, 4, 6.
  • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
  • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

Assessment criteria

Pass Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
Fail Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

Quality assurance

For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

Study information

Submission procedures

Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

Policy on late submission and extensions

A student who has not established a basis for an extension in compliance with University and Faculty policy either by 1) not applying before the assessment due date or 2) by having an application rejected due to failure to show a justifiable cause for an extension, will receive a penalty on assessment submitted after its due date. The penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment for every day late, with the first day counted after the required submission time has passed. No assessment will be accepted for consideration seven calendar days after the due date. Where a student has been granted an extension, the late penalty starts from the new due date and time set out in the extension.

Policy on plagiarism

The University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

Feedback on assessment

Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

Accessibility and Inclusion Support

If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

Subject curriculum

Overview of BIM and the drivers of digital transformation of the built asset industry. The topic covers the concept of delivering improvement by the creation and adoption of open, international standards and solutions for infrastructure and buildings underpinned by the BuildingSMART BIM Framework.

1, 2.

Leveraging BIM technology, process and people as a strategy for Integrated Project Delivery

1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Using Lean construction principles for improving processes, productivity and profitability in construction.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
Approved on: Jul 30, 2020. Edition: 1.3
Last updated: Aug 26, 2020.