Computer Applications in Construction
Building information modeling (BIM) and advanced computational applications are revolutionizing the construction industry. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of BIM, its applications in construction, e.g., 4D, 5D, and nD modeling, and the recent trends of computing such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing in the context of e-Construction. A number of carefully crafted hands-on activities targeting at construction problems will help students to not only learn the fundamentals, but also master their applications in construction. Students are expected to be able to create information systems to solve a problem following a systematic approach of problem definition, problem analysis, identification of possible solutions, solution selection, implementation and evaluation.
This course may be broken into three 1-credit courses.