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BIM Foundations

via LinkedIn Learning


Discover how BIM (building information modeling) can deliver business benefits to AEC professionals designing houses or reimagining the infrastructure of entire cities.

The building information modeling (BIM) process involves generating and managing digital models of a place's physical and functional characteristics. BIM files can be exchanged to support decision-making between architects, owners, engineers, and contractors. BIM technologies are used by individuals, businesses, and government agencies who plan, design, construct, operate, and maintain diverse physical infrastructures, including water, electricity, gas, communication, and roads. In this course, gain foundational knowledge by first exploring the principles of BIM and the role it plays in modern architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) projects. Then, learn about the benefits of BIM on a financial and investment level. Finally, see real-world examples of BIM usage.


  • The foundations of BIM
1. BIM: An Essential Part of the Building Process
  • An introduction to BIM
  • BIM experience around the world
  • BIM stakeholders
2. BIM Definition
  • BIM workflow
  • BIM acronym
  • Principles of BIM: Level
  • Principles of BIM: Dimensions
  • Principles of BIM: LOD
3. Role and Benefits: Building Lifecycle
  • BIM for owners
  • BIM for designers and engineers
  • BIM for contractors, subcontractors, and fabricators
  • BIM for operations and maintenance
4. Financial Benefits vs. Investment
  • What to expect when starting a BIM project
5. BIM Usage and Real-World Examples
  • Introduction to BIM uses
  • Design authoring
  • Visualization
  • Coordination and clash detection
  • Energy analysis
  • Phase planning
  • Next steps

Taught by

Fanny Angeles

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