Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Construction Management

Course Description

The architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry is undergoing a major transformation due to the emergence of 3-D building information modeling (BIM) and other digital technologies. As a result, industry professionals now design and build in a virtual environment prior to starting construction, which helps to improve collaboration, increase building quality, and enhance the schedule while lessening opportunities for errors.

This hands-on course gives AEC professionals an important foundation in the major uses of BIM – particularly those that affect contractors and fabricators. Called BIM for Construction Management, the four-day course introduces students to the most popular BIM tools and provides previews of the newest BIM-related technologies like laser scanning, mobile devices and drones. By the end of the course, students will be proficient in the practical uses of BIM tools like Autodesk Revit and Navisworks and know how to navigate and inspect a model. Additionally, they will understand BIM’s intrinsic value, how it can be applied throughout the life of a project; as well as typical pitfalls and how to mitigate them.

Content for Georgia Tech’s BIM for Construction Management course was developed in collaboration with Digital Building Laboratory, School of Building Construction and Skanska, a leading BIM construction management and project development company in the U.S. who is a recognized leader in BIM and advanced construction practices.

The course is led by Chuck Eastman, who is one of the original developers of BIM technology and co-authored one of the first handbooks on BIM tools and processes.

Course ID: ARC 1300P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16559 Oct 10, 2016 Oct 13, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $1,750



  • Experience in construction practices, both planning and in-field practices
  • Computer operation, using keyboard and mouse

Who Should Attend

Building industry professionals, particularly those in construction or fabrication who have little or no familiarity with BIM. Also ideal for those who wish to round out their knowledge and skills.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand what BIM is, its value and opportunities, and its limitations and complexities.
  • Understand how BIM can be applied to project execution tasks, such as quantity take-off and tracking, planning and sequencing, spatial coordination and clash detection, as well as BIM support for field operations and facility management.
  • Learn about the uses of laser scanning and hand-held devices for layout and other field activities.


Introduction to BIM and BIM-based Modeling

  • Introduction to BIM
  • Revit Basics and Model Navigation
  • Modeling facts
  • Collaboration, Model Sharing and Design Management
  • Quantity Take-off & Cost Estimation

BIM and Construction Management

  • Navisworks Basics
  • Coordination and Clash Detection
  • 4-D Sequencing
  • Safety, Logistics and Communication

BIM and Field-Related Technologies

  • Laser Scanning and Data Collection
  • Working with Laser Scan Data
  • Tablets and Visualization
  • Drones Applications for BIM

BIM for Facility Management, BIM Standards and the Future

  • Facility and Asset Management and a Case Study
  • The Owner’s Perspective
  • Standards and Interoperability
  • Future of BIM



  • In-class computers; course materials

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Lorie Wooten