ICT & Curriculum design to bridge the gap between industry and academia - A discussion paper

D. Smit, John Wall, Martin Betts

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    Abstract

    Building Information Model (BIM) software using industry foundation classes (IFC), collaboration software and nD Construction Management software is now commercially available and presents the opportunity for construction project teams to design more cost effectively, plan construction earlier, manage costs throughout the life cycle of a construction project and provide a central asset management register for facilities managers. This paper outlines the merits of taking a holistic view of ICT In curriculum design. The educational barriers to implementation of these models and planning tools are highlighted. Careful choice of computer software can make a significant difference to how quickly students can master skills; how easy it is to study and how much they enjoy learning and are prepared for employment. An argument for BIM and nD planning tools to be introduced into the curriculum to assist industry increase productivity and efficiencies are outlined by the authors. The research described in this paper was carried out by the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Construction Innovation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Duration: 04 Jul 200508 Jul 2005

    Publication series

    NameQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings

    Conference

    ConferenceQueensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    CityBrisbane, QLD
    Period04/07/200508/07/2005

    Keywords

    • 3D modelling
    • 4D planning tools
    • Building Information Models
    • Construction modeller
    • E-learning
    • Visualisation

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