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SSUD70-304: 4D-BIM (Schedule Optimisation)


This subject addresses schedule preparation and management using BIM-related Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery techniques. It is taught in a highly interactive environment. 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 useful project schedules that align with and include all aspects of the project phases as defined by the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. The subject allows students the opportunity to prepare and refine a project schedule that aligns with the BIM framework phases, and respects 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
  • 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: $2,625
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,655

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the scheduling issues related to BIM/Lean/IPD in the context of collaborative multi-stakeholder teamwork.
2. Define the risk aspects of failing to ensure collaborative contributions to BIM/Lean/IPD delivered projects, within stages of the delivery process as defined in the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework.
3. Describe the importance of integrated input to the project schedule by all members of the project delivery team.
4. Recognise how BIM model knowledge is important in preparing and maintaining realistic and useful project schedules.
5. Experience how scheduling in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment can be far more accurate and informative because of the 3D modelling and AR/VR aspects of design data presentation.
6. Describe impacts of BIM-informed project scheduling in the BIM/Lean/IPD project delivery environment, with a focus on understanding the differences between 3D BIM and 4D BIM.

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Subject outlines

Subject dates

Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens15/11/2020
Semester start18/01/2021
Subject start08/03/2021
Cancellation 1?13/03/2021
Cancellation 2?14/03/2021
Last enrolment12/03/2021
Withdraw – Financial?19/03/2021
Withdraw – Academic?25/03/2021
Teaching census?18/03/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens21/03/2021
Semester start17/05/2021
Subject start05/07/2021
Cancellation 1?11/07/2021
Cancellation 2?12/07/2021
Last enrolment09/07/2021
Withdraw – Financial?16/07/2021
Withdraw – Academic?22/07/2021
Teaching census?15/07/2021
Non-Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start11/10/2021
Cancellation 1?11/10/2021
Cancellation 2?12/10/2021
Last enrolment10/10/2021
Withdraw – Financial?13/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?14/10/2021
Teaching census?12/10/2021