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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

ACH 270 - Building Information Modeling

3 credit hours - Two hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly; one term.
Introduces the relationship between design and building information modeling. Explores the use of the latest building information modeling technology as it applies to the sequence of the design and construction documentation process. Focuses on the appropriate application of technology through the use of parametric building objects. Discusses the basic concepts of building information modeling and how it applies to the design work environment. Course uses Revit software by Autodesk. Lab fee $40.

Prerequisite(s): ACH 111 , ACH 122  and either ACH 245  or ENT 241  or permission of department chair.

Note: This course counts as one of the required CAD electives.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Compare traditional CAD software programs to BIM software.
    • Assess the appropriate application of BIM software
    • Determine the use of BIM verses non BIM software.
  • Determine project parameters.
    • Determine views and visibility parameters.
    • Determine project levels.
  • Assemble building components.
    • Lay out columns and column grids.
    • Incorporate, place and adjust components.
  • Construct various wall types.
    • Assess various wall types.
    • Determine wall parameters.
    • Design and modify wall systems.
  • Incorporate doors and windows.
    • Assess various door and window types.
    • Incorporate loading families
    • Incorporate tagging.
  • Assemble floors and ceilings.
    • Assess various floor and ceiling systems.
    • Incorporate floor and ceiling systems.
  • Design stair systems.
    • Assess various stair systems.
    • Assess stair design parameters.
    • Incorporate stair systems.
  • Compare massing objects.
    • Assess solid versus void massing objects.
    • Incorporate extrusions.
    • Determine blending of objects.
  • Design roof systems.
    • Assess various roof systems.
    • Differentiate various ways to incorporate roof systems.
    • Incorporate soffits.
  • Incorporate construction documentation.
    • Incorporate tags.
    • Assemble schedules.
    • Document symbols.
  • Arrange sheet profiles and plot drawings.
    • Determine appropriate sheet profile.
    • Design sheet layouts
    • Design sheet layouts
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking