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SSUD71-010: Process Evaluation and Change Management in BIM


This subject addresses the importance of using BIM/Lean/IPD to optimise both the processes used to deliver complex projects and the management of the project changes that inevitably occur during major complex projects with multiple stakeholders. The principle of using 3D BIM models and Lean/IPD principles to identify coordination and other design problem areas collaboratively and to rectify them at a time when change has minimum impact on project budgets will be explored in-depth and at a practical as well as conceptual level. The project phases of the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework will be used to inform the frequency of design and pricing evaluation to ensure change is initiated swiftly when analysis of the BIM model indicates it to be necessary. The subject provides another opportunity for observing and using BIM software platforms in extended practical applications.  The subject is taught in a highly interactive environment dedicated to utilising the BIM technology platforms to identify change opportunities and imperatives. The subject introduces students to using BIM/Lean/IPD principles to ensure project processes ensure minimisation of waste and optimum timeliness of making necessary change.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Non-Standard Offering - BRISBANE]
  • January 2023 [Non-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: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Apply BIM/Lean/IPD technology platforms and/or principles to enhance decision making regarding the need for and execution of project change/variation/s. 2. Prepare proposed process changes using learnings from use of BIM/Lean/IPD technology platforms and/or principles in specific change/variations management situations to inform and enhance improvement in variations management protocols and processes on current and future projects. 3. Discover the importance of collaborative and integrated input to workflow and design model change in collaborative a BIM/Lean/IPD project environment. 4. Point out potential risks of failure to ensure collaborative identification and management of design and delivery process improvement, and optimum variation control during all phases of the development process as defined in the buildingSMART Australasia BIM framework. 5. Analyse BIM models to determine where design and construction outcomes might be improved by timely initiation of design variations. 6. Prepare estimates of cost for design variations being considered using the BIM model in a collaborative stakeholder working environment.

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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.

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