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Coventry University

An Introduction to Building Information Modelling

Coventry University via FutureLearn


Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a process that encourages collaborative working. Why is it important? Why is the industry looking towards BIM and what historical issues does it aim to relieve?

This course will help you develop a better understanding of BIM, the role it plays within the industry, and act as a gateway to further study in construction management and BIM.

This course is suitable for construction professionals who want to learn more about BIM. It will appeal to learners who have come from academic and professional backgrounds in construction management, architectural technology, building surveying, quantity surveying, civil engineering and building services.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.


  • Why is there a need for BIM?
    • An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM)
    • What is BIM?
    • A global perspective of BIM
    • Summary of the week
  • How can BIM help the AEC industry to succeed?
    • Why BIM in the AEC industry?
    • BIM adoption around the world
    • The future of BIM
    • Summary of the week

Taught by

Tara Hawes


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  • Yidnekachew Tesmamma Daget
    I am interested to take this course. I hope i will get significant lesson regrading BIM. Since it is related to a practical professional practice, it is a value addition to a professionals engaged in Architecture, construction management, building technology and other similar disciplines.
  • Anonymous
    I think it is going to be very interesting learning this for the purpose of puting it into practice.

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