Autodesk BIM for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Management 2011 Curriculum
Help prepare the next generation of architecture, engineering, and construction management students for professional practice by exploring building information modeling (BIM) sustainable design practices along with integrated project delivery (IPD) concepts. Students and graduates can more fluidly design and communicate, test and plan using BIM models in an IPD framework. The BIM Curriculum contains an Instructor Guide that highlights essential concepts and learning goals and is accompanied by comprehensive teaching tools.
This curriculum contains an Instructor Guide that outlines concepts, learning objectives, and questions and answers, which are also accompanied by presentation teaching tools.
Student Workbooks and Datasets
Each unit is mirrored by a student workbook unit that provides project-based exercises that support the concepts introduced in the Instructor Guide. The datasets are used to work through the provided exercises.
Included in the curriculum are video tutorials demonstrating BIM concepts with the Autodesk® portfolio.
Autodesk software highlighted in this curriculum:
- Autodesk® Revit® 2011 portfolio
- Autodesk® Ecotect® Analysis 2011 software
- Autodesk® Navisworks® Manage 2011 software
- Autodesk® Green Building Studio® web-based energy analysis software
- Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2011 software
This curriculum was developed by Glenn Katz, an award-winning educator from Stanford University and a team of his architecture, engineering, and construction management students.
Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community
The Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community offers students and educators access to free* Autodesk software for personal use, discussion forums, and learning resources. Join the online education community today at www.autodesk.com/edcommunity.
Autodesk and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)
Autodesk and RMI have collaborated to support RMI's Factor Ten Engineering (10xE) initiative. 10xE aims to bring about a design paradigm shift by providing designers and engineers with a tangible guideline to whole-system thinking to help them realize radical efficiency gains. Included in this curriculum is a case study that highlights 10xE design principles used by Autodesk as the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals designed and built the Waltham, Massachusetts, AEC headquarters, which is LEED Platinum™ certified.
- RMI Case Study — Autodesk AEC Headquarters and IPD (PDF)
- Factor 10 Engineering (10xE) Introduction (PDF)
- Factor 10 Engineering (10xE) Principles (PDF)
- RMI Case Study — Banana Farm 1.0 (PDF)
Northumbria University Creativity Curriculum
Northumbria University (NU) has developed a teaching strategy for architectural design focused on empowering students with creative designing abilities achieved through project-based learning. NU encourages experimentation where students utilize their creative artistic drawing skills with help from Autodesk software to achieve consistently excellent academic success and national awards. This work exemplifies Autodesk's vision of "helping people imagine, design, and create a better world."
To help support the concepts introduced in the curriculum, you will find additional resources, including white papers, reports, and articles.
Add your customized AEC modules and feedback to the existing AEC BIM Curriculum
For an interactive view of the BIM curriculum please visit www.bimtopia.com. This site provides a forum for your comments and input, so that you can help shape future versions of the curriculum. Please add your comments and feedback, share your curriculum ideas and content, or suggest additional modules that you feel would be most valuable for your classes. We want to hear from you and share your successes!