Review of BIM implementation in Higher Education
Keywords:building information modelling, BIM, education, Civil Engineering
Building Information Modelling (BIM) also create integrated design process, where is possible for information flow from one computer application to the next throughout the project lifecycle, relies on the development and use of common information throughout the architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management disciplines. For this reason, a lot of study programmes have involved BIM methodology into a curriculum. However, all of them have different attitude or way of BIM implementation. Therefore the aim of this research work is to analyze the curricula of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) related with BIM in Lithuania, to identify and analyze disciplines related with BIM and their relations in Kaunas Technology University (KTU) and to identify gained BIM competencies.
The analyses of curricula of HEIs related with BIM in Lithuania show that different HEIs of Lithuania have different attitude or way of BIM implementation. The analyses of disciplines related with BIM and their relations in KTU show that the strength of BIM development in Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (FCEA) study programmes is the interdisciplinary joint semester project. Gained BIM competencies in FCEA study programmes marge the fundamental knowledge of study field and digital technology managed. Those competencies are gained in undergraduate studies and it is a narrow volume of BIM process. The 6D/7D stage of BIM as estimation, sustainability, facility management and operation should be included in postgraduate level.