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SSUD70-305: 5D-BIM (Cost Modelling)


This subject 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. It is dedicated to aspects of interrogating BIM IT platforms in a manner that informs students 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.  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: $2,655
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,725

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the requirements in setting up a BIM model to ensure it informs accurate estimating and cost planning (e.g. correct coding for cost estimating and variation valuing exercises). 2. Define the risk aspects to cost planning and estimating of failing to ensure collaborative contributions to BIM/Lean/IPD delivered projects, 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 project estimating and cost planning by all members of the project delivery team. 4. Recognise how BIM model knowledge is important in preparing and maintaining realistic and useful cost plans and estimates. 5. Experience how estimating 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 impacts of BIM informed project cost planning, estimating and life cycle costing in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start25/10/2021
Cancellation 1?25/10/2021
Cancellation 2?26/10/2021
Last enrolment24/10/2021
Withdraw – Financial?27/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?28/10/2021
Teaching census?26/10/2021
Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE
Enrolment opens20/03/2022
Semester start16/05/2022
Subject start27/06/2022
Cancellation 1?06/07/2022
Cancellation 2?08/07/2022
Last enrolment04/07/2022
Withdraw – Financial?14/07/2022
Withdraw – Academic?24/07/2022
Teaching census?13/07/2022