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Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching BIM and Autodesk® Revit® at the University Level

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    This class will present reflections and guidelines on teaching Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology based on Autodesk® Revit® software at the postgraduate university level. It is based on my experiences in creating and running 3 courses for the Master Program at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. All the courses use Revit as a tool, but explore quite different functionalities and produce different results in the area of form design, parametric building components, and project documentation. The class will discuss how to use technology as a means to solve real design tasks and challenges. The general context of current challenges and opportunities for BIM development in the Hong Kong design and building industry will be presented as a background for the class.

    Key Learnings

    • List the differences in approach for teaching Revit at basic and advanced levels
    • Prepare a plan for a 12-class (one semester) BIM/Revit course
    • Define principles of a successful BIM/Revit course at the University level
    • Create teaching strategies, which combine software skills with solving real design challenges