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SSUD71-013: Managing Complexity in Construction (Maximising Value)


This subject addresses the importance of using BIM/Lean/IPD principles and digital transformation to maximise value in all aspects of design and project delivery of complex projects. The strategic management of digital information using 3D BIM models, digital tools and Lean/IPD principles to collect, analyse and communicate data collaboratively is the driving force for future delivery of major complex projects with multiple stakeholders. The subject extends the discussion and practical applications of BIM best practice with decision-making processes based on robust, accessible data-driven information from digital design concept to operation of a building over its lifespan. This subject involves a critical review of BIM principles and processes integrated with Lean/IPD based practices. The underlying focus of the subject ties all concepts back to information management, delivering value not only to the contractor but to the ultimate client.  The subject is taught in a highly interactive environment. The lectures cover a range of topics relating to the opportunities and methods employed by contractors to leverage BIM during construction.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering]
  • 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: $5,570
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,710

Learning outcomes

1. Evaluate BIM/Lean/IPD technology outputs to make decisions regarding manufacturing aspects of the delivery process that could contribute to maximisation of project value. 2. Assess potential construction delivery intentions using BIM platforms with a Lean construction focus within an IPD approach to determine the best combination and integration of digital information to optimize value on projects. 3. Synthesise various aspects of the 7 and 8 component models (depending on model source) for maximizing value on projects with particular emphasis on - collaboratively collecting, analysing and communicating data for delivery of major complex projects using BIM best-practice decision making processes integrated with Lean/IPD based practices to leverage BIM during construction.

Enrolment requirements

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Students are required to have cognate discipline knowledge prior to enrolment. Bond PG sudents enrolled in either Architecture, Project Management , Property or City Planning can take this subject as an elective. Study abroad students or Bond students enrolled in non-cognate degrees require approval from the programs Discipline Lead to enrol.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start11/10/2021
Cancellation 1?19/10/2021
Cancellation 2?20/10/2021
Last enrolment17/10/2021
Withdraw – Financial?26/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?04/11/2021
Teaching census?25/10/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens14/11/2021
Semester start17/01/2022
Subject start14/02/2022
Cancellation 1?25/02/2022
Cancellation 2?27/02/2022
Last enrolment23/02/2022
Withdraw – Financial?07/03/2022
Withdraw – Academic?20/03/2022
Teaching census?06/03/2022
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start11/02/2022
Subject start16/05/2022
Cancellation 1?30/05/2022
Cancellation 2?06/06/2022
Last enrolment29/05/2022
Withdraw – Financial?11/06/2022
Withdraw – Academic?02/07/2022
Teaching census?10/06/2022