Title

Active Learning and Industry Collaboration: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom

Presenter Information

David Martin

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC 201

Start Date

21-5-2015

End Date

21-5-2015

Keywords

BIM, Active Learning, Student Workshops, Construction Management

Abstract

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining mainstream acceptance in the construction industry. Construction Management educators at Central Washington University have struggled to successfully implement BIM into the curriculum. However, the construction of the Sciences Building Phase II on Central Washington University’s campus, and the aid of an industry partner, provided an outstanding opportunity for the students in the Construction Management program to develop their BIM knowledge. The industry partner aiding this effort was contracted to construct the building and developed a BIM for their own project management efforts. The faculty and the industry partner created an active learning BIM workshop, and provided the students with the knowledge and skills to manipulate an existing BIM and create a 4D schedule using NAVISWORKS. Students were teamed together and tasked with creating a 4D schedule for the concrete forming, re-steel, placing, and finishing of the building. The teams presented their plans to the industry partner and their fellow students, and were evaluated accordingly. Upon completion of the presentations, the industry partner presented his schedule giving students time to reflect on their respective approaches. The active learning opportunities and outcomes of creating and implementing a BIM workshop are presented.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Warren Plugge

Department/Program

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

Additional Mentoring Department

Engineering Technologies, Safety, & Construction

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Active Learning and Industry Collaboration: Bringing the Real World into the Classroom

SURC 201

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is gaining mainstream acceptance in the construction industry. Construction Management educators at Central Washington University have struggled to successfully implement BIM into the curriculum. However, the construction of the Sciences Building Phase II on Central Washington University’s campus, and the aid of an industry partner, provided an outstanding opportunity for the students in the Construction Management program to develop their BIM knowledge. The industry partner aiding this effort was contracted to construct the building and developed a BIM for their own project management efforts. The faculty and the industry partner created an active learning BIM workshop, and provided the students with the knowledge and skills to manipulate an existing BIM and create a 4D schedule using NAVISWORKS. Students were teamed together and tasked with creating a 4D schedule for the concrete forming, re-steel, placing, and finishing of the building. The teams presented their plans to the industry partner and their fellow students, and were evaluated accordingly. Upon completion of the presentations, the industry partner presented his schedule giving students time to reflect on their respective approaches. The active learning opportunities and outcomes of creating and implementing a BIM workshop are presented.