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SSUD70-302: Intellectual Property Rights (Data Exchange)


This subject addresses the management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues arising from the use of BIM, Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery when working in a collaborative project delivery environment. It is taught in a highly interactive environment and covers impacts of IPR on BIM, which equips students to better adapt the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. This subject introduces students to the key impacts of IPR in applying principles of Lean Construction and of Integrated Project Delivery in the construction and infrastructure projects design and delivery environments. The relevance of IPR in adopting and applying the buildingSMART Australasia BIM Framework is also discussed.  This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,785
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,855

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the IPR issues related to BIM/Lean/IPD in the context of collaborative project delivery. 2. Define the legal and risk aspects of stakeholder contributions to BIM/Lean/IPD delivered projects, within stages of the delivery process. 3. Describe the ownership of copyright in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery context and compare it with IPR aspects relating to traditional project delivery models 4. Recognise how professional/commercial knowledge relating to the input of consultants and other professionals in the context of BIM/Lean/IPD can be appropriately protected. 5. Describe different approaches to protection of IPR when using the BIM/Lean/IPD approach to project delivery (E.g. The Construction Industry Council of UK protocol versus other protocols). 6. Examine how effective contract provisions can help avoid infringement of copyright and similar/related claims in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment. 7. Describe impacts of BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment on contract administration. 8. List potential effects of IPR on Lean Construction philosophy and practicality.

Enrolment requirements

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  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start20/09/2021
Cancellation 1?20/09/2021
Cancellation 2?21/09/2021
Last enrolment19/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?22/09/2021
Withdraw – Academic?23/09/2021
Teaching census?21/09/2021
Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start23/05/2022
Cancellation 1?06/06/2022
Cancellation 2?10/06/2022
Last enrolment04/06/2022
Withdraw – Financial?20/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?07/07/2022
Teaching census?19/06/2022