The School of Built Environment’s Building Information Modeling (BIM) Management 2-year diploma program is designed to ensure graduates are well versed in virtual design and construction. Globally, public and private organizations are adopting and implementing BIM on projects, and it is rapidly becoming the standard for architecture, engineering, and construction firms. BIM processes and tools are influencing behaviors and enhancing communication, coordination, and collaboration resulting in increased efficiencies and productivity in construction.
Through robust hands-on training students learn to apply and integrate the principles of BIM and deploy BIM technologies and BIM Management processes in all phases of a construction project.
In this course, students analyze construction plans/models (blueprints) to identify 2 or 3-Dimensional drawings that explain the details of a project. Information such as dimensions, parts, placement, and materials for a project are examined from an architectural and structural perspective, including building codes, installation techniques, measurements, and quality standards.
This course explores the principles and benefits of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process in design and construction project management. Concepts key to the implementation and management of BIM, which include standards, policies and procedures, organizational commitment, legal implications, interoperability of BIM platforms, methods of delivery and BIM execution are examined from a value of information perspective. Students are introduced to techniques of BIM adoption and management to demonstrate how it should be used throughout the delivery and occupation phases of a project.
In this course, students practice 3D modeling using Revit Architecture by learning its fundamental tools and commands. They learn visualizing and applying 3D modeling fundamentals for Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) drawings. From these models, students prepare and modify drawings and practice optimization of designs to communicate dimensions, material, details, schedules and measurements to access critical design information.
In this course, students learn the fundamental skills and knowledge related to current estimating practices. They practice reading and interpreting 2D and 3D construction drawings and specifications generated from BIM models. Students identify and categorize the scope of work for construction projects by trade to prepare estimates for quotations and bids. They also become familiar with bidding protocols and the use of spreadsheets for the calculation of lengths, areas and volumes in taking off quantities and pricing construction works.
In this course, students practice 3D modeling of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems using Revit MEP by learning its fundamental tools and commands. They learn how to create 3D MEP drawings, annotate construction documents, add tags and compile schedules. From these models, students prepare and edit drawings using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and practice optimization of MEP designs to communicate dimensions, material, details, schedules and measurements to access critical design information.
In this course, students learn the concepts of project management including project planning, scheduling and control. They practice and analyze various types of scheduling used in construction including Critical Path, Gantt, Bar Charts, Line of Balance, Cash Flow Charts, Manpower Histograms, Productivity Observation and Analysis Schedules. Students practice sequencing trade operations in a construction project and develop time, quantity, quality, and cost tracking systems and reports.
This course introduces the concepts of construction management including planning, coordination and execution of a construction project. Students acquire hands-on skills to prepare documentation for pre-construction, progress monitoring, changes in the work, progress payments, substantial performance, commissioning and handover utilizing standard industry documentation and practices. They also plan, organize and monitor simulated construction projects by applying construction project management principles and virtual design and construction techniques. Students also evaluate industry-accepted methods for resolving claims and disputes in construction projects.
This course is designed to develop appropriate communication, teamwork, problem-solving and self-assessment skills relevant to the construction industry. Students learn the principles and best practices of technical communication to foster interactive dialogue and understanding between interdisciplinary parties. They practice and acquire the research, compositional, and proofreading skills of professional technical communicators. The emphasis will be on creating construction management documentation adhering to correct business conventions including memos, emails, business letters, records of jobsite or office meetings and the use of social media.
In this course, students define a topic relevant to the construction industry, conduct primary research, analyze secondary research, and describe their findings in a technical report format. Students formulate research questions and then compose a properly formatted technical report that includes an abstract, introduction, methodology, results and analysis, and conclusion. The technical report also incorporates visuals and APA documentation standards.
In this course, students examine the use and interpretation of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) Act and Divisions B3 and B9 of the regulations. Students apply selected sections of the building code to projects focusing on housing and small buildings, and large buildings as defined under Part 3 of the OBC. Students also identify standards and reference documents related to construction projects. Emphasis is on the site application of the building regulations from site development to occupancy.
This course introduces students to construction drawings focusing on details and connections produced by the design team. Students become familiar with the fundamentals of reading and interpreting construction detailing and specifications on multi-disciplinary drawings and techniques on how and where to obtain further information. They navigate a set of working drawings to identify and visualize components and assemblies designed by architects and engineers. Students examine shop drawings created by the contractor and/or subcontractor and/or prefab vendors to further define the design of specific building components.
This course focuses on the standard construction documents components required for a construction project. Students acquire hands-on skills to prepare documentation for pre-construction, progress monitoring, changes in the work, progress payments, substantial performance, contract reconciliation, commissioning and handover, and construction claims and disputes, utilizing standard industry documentation and practices. Students analyze construction quality documentation, quality tracking, submittals, testing and inspections, non-conformance reports, quality audits, and project closeout procedures. New initiatives in standardization and adoption of digital technology of construction documents are also explored.
In this course, students practice building modeling techniques using Revit Architecture tools and commands. They apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create a comprehensive 3D architectural model of a building from existing 2D drawings. From this model, students generate concept drawings, annotate the project with text and dimensions, and create construction details and live schedules to access critical design information.
In this course, students are introduced to the concept of the Industry Foundation Classes (IFC) and how it relates to Construction Operations Building Information Exchange (COBie), an international standard relating to managed asset information including space and equipment. They explore how IFC facilitate interoperability in the building industry and its use for Building Information Modeling (BIM) data exchange.
In this course, students apply Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to create 3D renderings and animations. They learn how to model and render to produce professional architectural imagery and are introduced to various customization details available in BIM software with an emphasis on lighting features. Students learn various artistic render styles and how to create animated walkthroughs.
In this course, students learn the concepts and principles of creating 3D parametric models of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) systems from engineering designs through construction documentation. Students are introduced to MEP software user interface and Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical, and piping/plumbing components using BIM modeling tools.
In this course, students learn to create civil infrastructure systems using InfraWorks, a design and engineering computer program that provides 3D real-world context for infrastructure and urban planning. Students learn the essential features of InfraWorks and discuss how it differs from Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3D and their interoperability. They apply the InfraWorks interface to add style and details to civil infrastructure objects and systems. Students also analyze and visualize designs with storyboards.
In this course, students learn and practice advanced Revit tools by working in replicating multi-use building. Students apply geometry to the massing surface, configure divided surfaces, apply custom curtain panels, and use adaptive components to refine the architectural details. They also learn how to create custom schedules, practice setting up project phases, and apply phasing properties to the objects in the model.
In this course, students practice 4D virtual construction using BIM software. Students use standard industry practices to generate estimates and construction schedules using work breakdown structure format. Students are introduced to the concept of Level of Development (LOD) to facilitate virtual construction.
In this course, students practice 5D virtual construction using BIM software. Students use standard industry practices to generate estimates using work breakdown structure format. Students apply the concept of Level of Development (LOD) to facilitate virtual construction
In this course, students develop a methodology to produce automatic energy estimates from a 3D model using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. They execute energy simulations in the six major climatic zones. Students use 3D BIM models for assessing energy efficiency of buildings on passive solar conditions for the six zones and the performance and improvement for the sustainability considerations are identified and recorded. They use the same models in energy simulation for the active solar strategies to practice the parametric change capabilities of BIM
In this course, students practice latest techniques using LiDAR scanning technology and Point Cloud creation. They explore BIM software used for building structures and MEP systems and apply Navisworks on Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow and construction management digital practices. Students combine 3D models from multiple disciplines to analyze digital models in an integrated project design process. Potential object clashes and interferences are identified and communicated during constructability studies
In this course, students generate and create BIM documentation throughout the different stages of the project lifecycle. They learn how to detect conflict at early stages in a project and use BIM processes to address and resolve issues as they arise during the planning stages of the project. Students identify project milestones and how BIM is implemented to rectify challenges that could disrupt the project. They implement a consistent BIM standard for effective planning and execution of digital projects that satisfy the three components of a successful project, namely time, cost and quality.
In this course, students apply the principles and practices of BIM in 5D scheduling and estimating as a tool to optimize design solutions and construction cost estimates. They analyze geometry through data and perform mathematical functions and data exchange using Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. By using the Dynamo extension, a visual programming language, in conjunction with Revit they gain the skills to make the Dynamo extension work in workflows with the Revit software.
In this course, students are introduced to the essential contents in a BIM Execution Plan. They are provided with a starting point from which to create the plan and discuss the information that needs to be provided in each section of a typical BIM execution plan. Students study the project requirements, including level of development, in defining who will be responsible for each part of the model. They review collaboration procedures, including software to be used, file naming protocols for model submittals and the coordination process.
In this course students participate in an industry research project designed to broaden their knowledge of a selected field in BIM. They research policy, technology and process fields that are significantly contributing towards BIM research and practicum with several directions for improving the building design, construction and operation process. They also collaborate with industry to research and implement their findings.
In this course, students practice assembling elements in Revit, also referred to as families which contains the geometric definition of the element and the parameters used by the element. They plan and make decisions on the manner a family is going to behave in the model by planning behaviors and listing the information needed for the family to create the family in the Family Editor. Students export the loadable families in external Autodesk Revit Architecture family files and imported, or loaded, in their projects.
The program is directed towards new and emerging opportunities in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facility Management sectors. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to work in various BIM enabled project environments in job positions that may include:
3D Laser Scanner Technologist
BIM Technician/ Technologist
Structural BIM Technologist
Virtual Construction Modeler (BIM)
The above listed positions falls under the following National Occupational Classification Code (http://www23.hrdc.drhc.gc.ca/):
2251 – Architectural technologists and technicians
0711 – Construction managers
Tuition - Domestic Students $7,500 (for 2 semesters)
Tuition - International Students $20,000 (for 2 semesters)
Books & Materials $1,000
Full Program Cost – Domestic Students $16,090*
Full Program Cost – International Students $41,090*
*Includes 4 semesters of tuition, books and materials, and application fee of $90. Subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma with minimum overall average of 60% or Equivalent
English Language Proficiency Requirements
If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable proof of English language proficiency. Scores for any test written before January 1, 2019 will not be accepted. Alternative language proficiency test scores may be considered on an individual basis.
Acceptable English Language Proficiency
Test Level Required
TOEFL A minimum overall score of 80 on the internet-based test with no section score below 20, and 550 on the paper-based test with a 5 on the TWE
IELTS A minimum overall band score of 6.0 with no part less than 5.5
CAEL A minimum overall score of 60 with no parts less than 60
MELAB A minimum overall score of 80 with no part less than 78
PTE A minimum overall score of 58 with no score less than 56
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