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Introduction to BIM



In this introduction to BIM course, we shall take you through the fundamentals of BIM, its benefits and the challenges it address within the AEC Industry. After covering what isn’t BIM, we will understand the journey from CAD to BIM and how the construction sector has adapted to this new BIM technology. You will also get to know how this technology has digitized the designing and construction process and brought higher levels of effectiveness and efficiency to construction projects.

BIM technology uses various tools for construction management.Some of the tools used are Revit, Formit, ArchiCAD for authoring, Navisworks and Autodesk BIM Collaborate for coordination and collaboration, Autodesk TakeOff forestimating, 3DS Max and Sketchup for actual side view modeling in virtual reality, 4D for Time Management and Project Tracking, 5D For Quantity take-off and Cost Estimating and Tekla Structures and Robot Structural Analysis for Structural Analysis and Design. We shall also introduce you to the concept of Common Data Environment (CDE) and its relevance in the digital information management process.On the Infrastructure side, tools like Infraworks is used for Context 3D Concept design while incorporating real time site date from GIS and quickly being able to move to preliminary and detailed design, while visualizing, simulation from various design aspects such as traffic, mobility and design suitability.

This course is for

  • Architecture students

  • Engineering students

  • Construction professionals in AEC

  • Engineering and Construction consultants



  • The course is for beginners

  • Must have Basic knowledge and understanding of the AEC Industry, its terminologies, tools & technology

  • Eager to learn new technology

  • What is BIM?

  • Why BIM?

  • Benefits of BIM

  • Challenges of BIM

  • Information Management

  • Understanding RERA

  • Concepts of Smart Homes & Smart Cities

  • Impact of BIM on the AEC Industry

  • Career Opportunities in BIM

  • Industrial Era

  • Modern Construction

  • Impact of BIM

  • What isn't BIM

  • Building Design and Construction BIM tools: Architecture, Structure, MEP, Quantity Takeoff, Coordination

  • Infrastructure Design and Construction BIM tools: Roads, Highways, Bridges, Drainage and Tunnels, Quantity Takeoff, Coordinations

  • Common Data Environment (CDE) Concept and Tools

  • BIM Tools for Sustainability

  • Facility Management using BIM

  • Uses of BIM

No. of Days:                 4
Total Hours:                16


The course instructor is a BIM Specialist/Consultant (Building and Infrastructure) and a practising registered Civil Engineering in Kenya with Engineers Board of Kenya. The holds a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nairobi, with more than 6 years in Civil Infrastructure design in East Africa to medium to large infrastructure projects, for both private and public sector. The instructor also has vast experience as a BIM Specialist ranging from Support, Training, Implementation, BIM Management, and Coordination for more than 4 years. The instructor is a Certified Instructor and an Accredited Consulting Implementation Framework in BIM and CAD Service Provision.

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