Introduction to the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling and how they apply to the design and construction industry and a technology-enabled workforce. Introduction to the methods of creation, evaluation, and exchange of Building Information Models. Leveraging BIM and 4D modeling for construction optimization and sustainable building initiatives. Course Objectives: By completing this course, you will be able to: Learn effective modeling and visualization techniques for presenting your designs. Create 3D models of Architectural structures using Building Information Modeling elements that are virtual representations of the real world. Create building models that more accurately reflect the construction techniques that will be used for the materials and systems specified. Create 4D simulations to support construction planning and assess the impact of proposed design features on the construction schedule and workflow. Create building models to support conceptual cost estimating and quantity takeoffs. Explore how to use BIM to track, update, and maintain facilities management information to support better planning, operations, and maintenance decision-making throughout a buildings life cycle. Course Curriculum: Introduction to Building Information ModelingModeling Building ElementsBuilding EnvelopeCurtain SystemsInteriors and CirculationViews and VisualizationMaterials, Lighting, and RenderingConstruction Modeling4D Simulation and Construction PlanningCost Estimating and Quantity TakeoffFacilities ManagementSource: For the exercises in this course, I’m using the files provided by Autodesk for their BIm courses.