This module will develop construction project skills, identify, review and analyse project management best practice guidelines and discuss aspects of planning and controlling projects. Evaluation of industry techniques and tools, using manual and computer methods for planning and control will be undertaken.
Building Information Modelling (BIM) is becoming increasingly used on renovation projects and in particular significant use of BIM for the modelling and renovation of heritage buildings within the UK and abroad. Drawing on research and emerging practice in the field, this module will use a combination of theory and practical work to understand the process of implementing BIM for renovation and in particular for use in projects that include heritage-based elements. The module will include the use of advanced and emerging technologies, software tools and prevailing standards to allow a deep understanding of the specific requirements of implementing BIM on these specialist projects.
Building Information Modelling (or BIM) is fast becoming an integral aspect of the construction industry. This new approach goes beyond the norms of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and opens up the possibility to integrate 3D modelling and digital information into the entire construction process. In this module you will critically investigate and analyse the theory behind BIM and how it is implemented throughout all phases of the design and construction process. We will look at the financial and business benefits that BIM can offer and how new emerging technologies and standards impact on its application for designers, constructors and facilities managers. In addition we will also look at the practical implementation of BIM through the use of industry standard software tools.
The MSc Dissertation enables you to undertake an in-depth individual research project in an area directly linked to your subject area and interests. This will ensure that you undertake scholarly work that further develops an aspect of the taught material and thereby contributes to your personal development and training towards professional practice. This module evidences your transformation from undergraduate to master’s level achievement through the process and production of a recognised research output in your subject area.
As Building Information Modelling (BIM) becomes more prolific within the construction industry, there is need to ensure that it is fully integrated into the whole lifecycle of a construction project. With the UK and other international Governments requiring projects to become BIM enabled we will be looking at how this new approach to construction can be applied, managed and fully integrated through the entire project from design, through construction into operation and deconstruction. We will investigate the range of software tools and management processed that require implementation throughout the lifecycle of a project.
This module will enable students to gain valuable industrial experience by undertaking a work placement. A portfolio will be used to gather records of the tasks undertaken and experienced gained
By studying this module you will develop the personal and professional skills required to design and undertake research in your chosen subject area at post graduate level.
As BIM becomes increasingly used within the UK and Global construction sector, the use of computer generated visualisation is enhancing communication within construction projects. The ability to generate effective& nbsp;visualisations using a range of technologies and techniques will be investigated during this module, including understanding of the entire visualisation process. This includes appraising emerging technologies, such as virtual reality, augmented reality,& nbsp;3D still images and walkthrough animations. Through the module, we will look at various aspects of the process including the management of visualisation development, the software / hardware tools available and will develop practical skills in the development of visualisation within the BIM process.