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SSUD70-307: 7D-BIM (Facilities Management)


This subject addresses the importance of using BIM/ Lean/IPD techniques, working in a collaborative project delivery environment, to optimise the operation of a building or infrastructure facility, from maintenance, economics and other essential perspectives, following completion of its commissioning. It is taught in a highly interactive environment. It is dedicated to aspects of utilising BIM technology platforms to make intelligent decisions regarding design impacts on operations, during all project phases defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. The subject allows students the opportunity to engage in a practical exercise, using the BIM framework phases, focuses on Lean construction and IPD principles, to assess potential operational phase impacts of design decisions.  This subject has been designed as a micro-credentialed course for the benefit of industry professionals.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2021 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • May 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • May 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Non-Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,785
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,785

Learning outcomes

1. Use BIM/Lean/IPD principles to inform a design approach that integrates facilities and operational management imperatives into project design and delivery decisions 2. Define the risk aspects of failing to ensure collaborative use of BIM information in making design and construction decisions, especially with a facilities/operations management framework in mind, at all stages of the delivery process as defined in the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. 3. Describe the importance of collaborative and integrated input to design, cognisant of impacts on facilities management and operation phase imperatives, by all members of the project delivery team. 4. Recognise why BIM model knowledge is important in the preparation and maintenance of realistic and useful facilities management plans. 5. Experience how facilities management in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment can be far more accurate, informative, and rapidly delivered because of the 3D modelling and AR/VR aspects of design data presentation. 6. Describe benefits of BIM informed project design and life cycle costing, with an emphasis on optimising practical and costs aspects of long term facilities management and operation factors using BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery informed technologies. 7. State the benefits of ensuring life-cycle major maintenance and replacement of equipment items are included in the project BIM model.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start12/04/2021
Cancellation 1?12/04/2021
Cancellation 2?13/04/2021
Last enrolment11/04/2021
Withdraw – Financial?14/04/2021
Withdraw – Academic?15/04/2021
Teaching census?13/04/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start02/08/2021
Cancellation 1?04/08/2021
Cancellation 2?05/08/2021
Last enrolment02/08/2021
Withdraw – Financial?06/08/2021
Withdraw – Academic?08/08/2021
Teaching census?05/08/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start29/11/2021
Cancellation 1?29/11/2021
Cancellation 2?30/11/2021
Last enrolment28/11/2021
Withdraw – Financial?01/12/2021
Withdraw – Academic?02/12/2021
Teaching census?30/11/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start21/03/2022
Cancellation 1?27/03/2022
Cancellation 2?28/03/2022
Last enrolment25/03/2022
Withdraw – Financial?01/04/2022
Withdraw – Academic?07/04/2022
Teaching census?31/03/2022