Course syllabus

BIM-baserad projektering – tillämpningar för analys, simulering och visualisering
Virtual Design and Construction – BIM Applications

VBKN20, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2017/18
Decided by: PLED V
Date of Decision: 2017-04-06

General Information

Elective for: V5-hb, V5-bf
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The purpose of the course is for the course participant to attain basic knowledge and understanding of virtual design and construction with respect to 3D-modelling and BIM-applications for analysis, simulations and visualisations of structural design, clash detection, constructability, quantity takeoff’s, cost estimates, time scheduling etc. The course supports an explorative learning process in which the course participants learn how to apply BIM-based design and construction in a realistic context. The software systems used in the course could include Revit, Robot, Navisworks and VICO Office, which are commonly applied in industry.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course rests upon a realistic building case, i.e. a block of student apartments, in which a building client has assigned the course participants, individually or in groups of two students, to act in the role of BIM-consultants.
The course is designed as an applied course in which the course participants are expected to test and explore the introduced BIM-systems in order to carry out the analysis, simulations and visualisations that are included in the case assignment of the course.
The course includes three separate assignments that deal with relevant BIM-objectives, i.e. 3D-modelling including model verification, visualization, drawings and clash detection; quantity take-off, cost estimates and time scheduling; and finally, model-based structural analysis. Each assignment is reported, individually or in groups of two students, in written reports and supplementary BIM-files. Written feedback for all three assignments is provided all course participants.
The tree assignments of the course is supplemented with a concluding and comprehensive project assignment, which also is carried out individually or in groups of two course participants. The results of the project assignment are reported in a written report and are presented orally at a mandatory seminar by the end of the course. Written feedback for the project assignments is provided all course participants. Non-participation at the mandatory seminar will result in the student taking an oral exam.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Grading scale: Pass/Fail Assessment: The course participants are assessed on basis of their written representation of the three assignments, an oral and written presentation of the project assignment. Mandatory participation at the presentation seminar.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: VBKF01 Structural Engineering - Building Systems or VBFN05 Energy, Air Movements and Moisture at Rebuilding and Administration
The number of participants is limited to: 40
Selection: Number of credits in advanced level within the program.
The course overlaps following course/s: TFRG25

Reading list

Contact and other information

Examinator: Ìvar Björnsson,
Course coordinator: Ìvar Björnsson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The course also includes about 16 hours of consultation time with the teachers. Course homepage at All registered students have access to the course homepage. Short information available at