Building Information Modeling in Architectural Digital Design Education: Questions and Answers

  • Gintaris Cinelis Kaunas University of Technology
  • Vytautas Janilionis Kaunas University of Technology
Keywords: building information modeling (BIM), computer-aided architectural design (CAAD) education, object-oriented building modeling


The paper presents the results of two last years research in digital education computing using object-oriented building modeling methods including parametric modeling, component-based design approaching to the concept of building information modeling (BIM) as a base concept of contemporary architectural digital design.
This paper summarizes results of research in BIM application in architectural design, attempts to determine the problems, capture the trends of object-oriented modeling in computer aided architectural design (CAAD) education.
The results of the analysis of various aspects of BIM using surveys of architecture postgraduate students and undergraduate students of the last year are discussed. The methods of statistics for analysis of data are used. The interrelations between various factors of building information modeling as a part of CAAD education are investigated.
The results of the work could be important for the definition of the guidelines for the future of architectural digital design education.