Towards adopting 4D BIM in construction management curriculums: A teaching map

Faris Elghaish, Sepehr Abrishami, Salam Al-bizri, Saeed Talebi, Sandra Matarneh, Song Wu

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Construction planning and scheduling are vital to ensure delivering the project according to the agreed completion date. With the increasing in adopting technology in construction, the construction planning and scheduling process has been improved. One of these technologies is the 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM), which can be employed to improve construction planning and scheduling. The development of 4D models facilitates the various participants of a building project from architects, designers, contractors to the clients to envision the total duration of a series of events and also displays the progress of the overall on-going construction activities through the lifetime of the project. 4D BIM enables planners to attach the design elements to the corresponding activities, therefore, a simulation of construction sequences can be created. This chapter was designed for educators and students to provide them with adequate knowledge to teach and study 4D BIM, therefore, an introduction about planning and scheduling in construction was presented, followed by, an overview of BIM, then, the process and implementation of 4D BIM were presented in different sections. Finally, we provided educators with a teaching map to enable them to build their curriculums.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBIM Teaching and Learning Handbook Implementation for Students and Educators
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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