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Building Information Modeling in Architecture
Spring 2017

Tu Th 12:45 pm-2:00 pm, SCC 4.102B

Credit: 3

Phase 1 BIM Basics - Modeling and Parametric Design

Lecture # Topics
Lecture 1 Course Introduction
Lecture 2 Getting Started, CAD and BIM
Categories, Families, Types, and Instances
Lecture 3 More on Categories, Families, Types, and Instances
Domain Knowledge in BIM
Lecture 4 Families and Parameters
Lecture 5 Parametric BIM: Parameters Equations and Modeling
Lecture 6 Parametric BIM: Sample Explained; Passing Parameters
Lecture 7 Parametric BIM: Conceptual Design Modeling
Lecture 8 Parametric BIM: Formula Syntax, Conditional Statements, and Parameters
Lecture 9 Building Mass Modeling; Geometry Transformations
Lecture 10 Constraints; Passing Parameters
Lecture 11 Passing Parameters; Building Envelope Modeling
Lecture 12 Project 1 Assignment, Homework Q&A
Lecture 13

Parametric Modeling Proposal; Homework Review; Project Techniques

Lecture 14

Connecting the Dots: BIM, Calculus, Physics Engine, Recursive Algorithm

 

Phase 2 BIM Advanced - Visual Programming for BIM and Design Optimization

Lecture # Topics
Lecture 15

Computer Programming for BIM
Visual Programming for BIM: Parametric Project and Editing Geometry

Lecture 16 Visual Programming for BIM: Three Methods for Editing Materials
Lecture 17 Project 1 Q&A
Lecture 18

Midterm Project Presentation (1)
Visual Programming for BIM: Assignment

Lecture 19 Midterm Project Presentation (2)
Visual Programming for BIM: Advanced Samples
Lecture 20 Visual Programming for BIM: Workflow and Diagram
Sample: Finding Normal
Lecture 21 Visual Programming for BIM: Review
Multi-Objective Optimization
Final Project Assignment
Lecture 22 Visual Programming for BIM: Scripting
Final Project Work Session, Q&A
Lecture 23

Visual Programming for BIM: Sample for Final Project

Lecture 24

After ARCH653
Final Project Work Session, Q&A


Lecture 25 Review of Data Structure - List Functions
Final Project Work Session, Q&A
Lecture 26

Final Project Work Session, Q&A

Lecture 27 Final Presentation