3 Credits (3 Lecture Hours) 219 Baker Laboratory Phone X-6839 (470-6839)

CME 405 – Building Information Modeling for Construction Management
3 Credits (3 Lecture Hours)
Lecture – Meets in 154 Baker Hall, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays 9:30-10:25 AM
Instructor – Paul Crovella
219 Baker Laboratory
Phone X-6839 (470-6839)
E-mail plcrovella@esf.edu
Webpage –www.esf.edu/scme/crovella/default.htm
Office hours – M,W, 11:30-12:30, Tu, Th 9:30 – 10:30, F,10:30-11:30
Texts –Revit Architecture 2012: no experience required Wing, Eric. John Wiley and Sons,
2011. For the Revit Architecture section of the course, but useful throughout
uide/RME/index.html For the Revit MEP section of the course
If available:
Mastering Autodesk Navisworks 2012 by Jason Dodds and Scott Johnson. John Wiley
and Sons 2011.
Other Required Supplies – Each student will need a 4 Gb portable storage device to be brought
to each class.
Description - This course shall introduce the basic concepts of building information modeling as
a construction approach, and explore its application to construction management. The course
will emphasize the use of building information modeling for estimation, scheduling, clash
detection, and project communication.
Course Objectives:
Develop an ability to use BIM as a tool for Construction Management needs.
Appreciate the potential for use of a BIM for communication in a collaborative environment.
Student Outcomes:
1. Be able to describe the data structure of a building information model, and the standards that
exist for model use in construction management, including Level of Development.
2. Be able to develop a model based on parametric components for a small commercial project.
3. Be able to use a model to develop quantity take-offs or import into other estimating software
for a large commercial project.
4. Be able to use a model to develop schedules and animate phasing for a large commercial
5. Be able to aggregate models to perform clash detection for a large commercial project.
6. Develop an appreciation for the change in project delivery and workflow when using a model
in the construction management process.
Relation to Learning Objectives: This course directly supports the following departmental
learning objectives:
5. read and interpret construction documents thereby having the ability to
communicate with all project participants in a professional manner to deliver a
successful construction project
This course also meets the ACCE learning objectives in the area of Construction General
Attendance - Students are expected to attend all scheduled classes and laboratories. If special
circumstances such as illness, religious holidays, travel difficulties, family emergencies or active
participation in college-sponsored events make absence unavoidable you must see me to make up
the work. No student will be allowed to complete graded work after that work has been returned to
others in the class. Any student with more than 3 unexcused absences will be subject to
automatic failure of the course.
In the case of absence due to religious observance, students will be provided an opportunity to
make up any examination, study, or work requirements that may be missed provided you notify
me by e-mail before the end of the second week of classes. Further information about the SU
policy that this is based on can be found at
While in class, please keep cell phones turned off, this includes during tests (no cell phone
To maintain the proper classroom environment, computers should be used during class strictly
for class-related activity.
Academic Honesty – Honesty and integrity are major elements in professional behavior and are
expected of each student. Any assignment (including those in electronic media) submitted by a
student must be of the student's original authorship. Representation of another's work as the
student’s own shall constitute plagiarism. Cheating, in any form, is an unacceptable behavior
within all college courses, and the college policy on academic integrity (as outlined in the
handbook “Academic Integrity ESF” at http://www.esf.edu/students/handbook/ ) will be strictly
adhered to.
Revit has a show history function!
Academic Accommodations - Students wishing to utilize academic accommodations due to a
diagnosed disability of any kind must present an Academic Accommodations Authorization
Letter generated by Syracuse University’s Office of Disability Services. If you currently have an
Authorization Letter, please present this to me as soon as possible so that I may assist with the
establishment of your accommodations. Students who do not have a current Academic
Accommodations Authorization Letter from Syracuse University’s Office of Disability Services
cannot receive accommodations. If you do not currently have an Authorization Letter and feel
you are eligible for accommodations, please contact Heather Rice in the Office of Counseling
and Disabilities Services, 110 Bray Hall, (315) 470-6660 or counseling@esf.edu as soon as
Grading – The course grading will be a combination of grades earned on homework, quizzes,
tests, group project work, class presentation, and the final exam.
The final grade will be based on these percentages
Assignments (Collaboration, QTO, Clash detection)
Semester Project
Class participation
Homework – All written work must be word-processed and spell checked. Any
calculations may be hand-written neatly with the answer labeled with units and boxed. Any
homework not turned in on-time needs to be discussed with me to determine if credit will be given.
No late homework will be accepted after the assignment has been graded and returned to the rest of
the class.
Course Outline:
Lecture 1 – Course introduction, PPT of Intro to BIM
Lecture 2 –Intro to Sketch up, Use of Sketch up to show construction fence, trailer,
Week 1 show construction entrances, place in Google Earth (including creating
a 3D placeholder building on a site, layout of the construction yard and fencing, and
placing equipment, to allow for review by the construction team.)
Exercise – Personal Introduction
Lecture 3 – Starting w/Revit (File and template locations, view windows, navigation,
placing a wall)
Week 2 Lecture 4 – Setting up grid lines, importing an image, aligning with grid
Lecture 5 – Selecting and modifying a wall type, placing a wall to match image
Exercise – Google ARB exercise
Lecture 6 – Editing and placing windows, creating levels, copy and paste from
Week 3
Lecture 7 – Install curtain wall, copy and paste aligned for wall layout on other levels,
Lecture 8 – Install floors, install roof,
Exercise – Walls, windows to be graded
Lecture 10 – Adding interior walls, collaborating with worksets (show how to insert
PDF image of floor plan to use to electronic drawings as an overlay to draw walls, the
visibility/graphics for the floor must be set to transparent, curved walls, the height of
Week 4 the wall must set to connected (upper floor)). Upload Tifs instead of PDFs.
Lecture 11 – All walls, doors, and ceilings on all floors for Lecture 12
Lecture 12 – Quantity Take Off – Pgs 558-567
Lecture 13 – Views with cameras and walkthroughs, and show Revit interference
check to determine model quality. Assign models for wall take offs and have the
Week 5 students price the work. Submit with Baker lab check.
Week 6
Work to model ducts in MEP
Work to model HVAC piping in MEP
Week 7
Work to model Plumbing (Storm and supply) in MEP, set coordinates in all
systems, export to Navisworks
Week 8
Introduction to Navisworks – Opening and navigating a model, Appending and
aligning models, scaling, origin location, elevation, Creating selection sets
Week 9 Creating search sets, Clash Detection, Using presenter to set colors for clash detection
Lecture - Creating scheduling animations, Lecture – Automatic schedule creation,
Automated Linking with rules
Navisworks – Exporting Animations – prepare for final presentations
Final presentations
Week Final presentations
Final presentations
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