Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Professor Anders Ekholm,, Projekteringsmetodik. Recommended prerequisits: Architecture, Basic Courses A, B, C, D of the A-program or equivalent. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 20. The number of participants is limited to 25 Selection criteria: Credits awarded or credited within the study programme. Assessment: 100% passed tutorials. Further information: Corse leader is tekn. lic. Jan Henrichsén, 070-7166373. Home page:

The aim of the course is to teach design skills using an object oriented solid modelling CAD software, developing a so called BIM, Building Information Model, or digital building product model. Furthermore, the student shall develop a solid foundation for using building product model software in future professional work and understand its importance and possibilities in the design process.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

The course includes lectures and exercises, intending to give skills in working with a Building Information Model (BIM).

The Building Information Model which the student creates in the course will be used as a basis for the detailed design drawings also created in the course. In the course the student will design the object-oriented building model, structured according to Swedish standards and classifications. The software used is ArchiCAD, an established object-oriented modelling program.

Course material as instructions and CAD manuals will be web based.