In an industry that has been traditionally slow to adapt to change, BIM is rapidly becoming accepted and embraced by architects, builders, structural engineers, contractors, developers, and virtually everyone in the construction and building industries. BIM specialists now bridge the gap between the design studio and the construction site. Average annual salary for a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager is $70,469, based on U.S. statistics as of 2013. The highest salary recorded was $100,465.
The lowest reported salary was $45,028. Skilled BIM practitioners not only use computer models, and manage graphics, but also crucial information — data that helps generate drawings, reports, design analysis, schedule simulation, facilities management, and a host of other functions that enable the building team to make better decisions and a more productive overall project.
This course is an introduction to construction management, as it relates to understanding the multi-faceted roles and responsibilities that are typically shared by project team members during the course of a construction project. The material is presented through lecture, discussion, mixed media and real-world examples. Innovations that are changing the industry as well as building for a sustainable future are also covered.
Lecture Hours: 3 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 2
Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
This course will introduce students to the Virtual Design and Construction Workflow processes and procedures, and expose them to the software tools required.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 1
This course will cover the most commonly used software tools for managing construction coordination meetings. The software tools will be used in conjunction with "Best in Class" Clash Detection and Coordination meeting processes that enable rapid decision making abilities to keep projects on schedule, as well as maintain budgets and within the defined quality requirements of the projects.
This course will cover the fundamentals of Autodesk Revit Architecture in a lecture/lab format with hands-on learning. Students will learn how to: set up a new building information model; create a basic floor plan; work with basic architectural elements (walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, roofs, curtain walls, stairs and railings); create sections, elevations and callouts views; add annotations including dimensions, text, tags, schedules and legends; and share designs by working in teams, creating architectural visualization renderings and plotting finished drawings. Students are also introduced to the basics of creating simple families.
Lecture Hours: 1 | Lab Hours: 6 | Repeatable: No | Grading: L
Recommended: Basic AutoCAD or equivalent skills
This course is focused specifically on providing an immediate to advanced level of training on Revit Architecture. The skills learned during this class are for experienced Revit users and are designed to help experienced users take the next step in advancing their current knowledge of Revit Architecture. Students will learn to create architectural visualization renderings, use filters, section boxes, design options and phasing to present various display ideas and solutions. They will also create advanced families, develop advanced schedules using project and shared parameters and conceptual massing.
Prerequisite: BIM 123 with a C or better
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 3
Building Information Modeling (BIM) integrates 3D drawings and 4D animations to dramatically improve the communication, coordination, and planning of construction projects, while reducing risks, errors, and costs. BIM is an in-depth resource that shows architects and building professionals how to capitalize on BIM concepts, tools, and techniques for their own building projects.
Occupational work experience is designed for students who work or volunteer in the field related to their career major. Students are required to provide evidence that they are enrolled in BIM course(s). Students can earn one unit of credit for each 60 hours of unpaid volunteer time or 75 hours of paid work during the semester. Students can repeat Career/Occupational Work Experience, combined with General Work Experience, or alone, up to a maximum of 16 units. Intership/job placement is not guaranteed.
Units: 1 - 8
Lecture Hours: 1.81 | Lab Hours: None | Repeatable: 15 | Grading: O
Corequisite: Be employed or a volunteer at an approved work-site for the minimum number of hours per unit as stipulated for paid and unpaid status.
Advisory Level — Read: 3 | Write: 3 | Math: 0
Transfer Status: CSU | Degree Applicable: AA/AS
Average annual salary for a Building Information Modeling (BIM) Manager is $70,469, based on statistics in the U.S. as of 2013. The highest salary recorded was $100,465. The lowest reported salary was $45,028.