Module Title:Design Software BIM and Information Technology 4
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Studio-based projects & problem-based learning to develop the learners’ problem- solving methodology to an advanced level, in an architectural technology context, with one-to-one reviews/tutorials and group/class ‘crits’ to provide student feedback • Lecture format utilised to provide theoretical instruction in Revit/Cad/BIM/software tools
Module Aim: The aims of this module are : • To introduce Building Information Modelling (BIM) into studio projects. • To give students the computer skills required to communicate effectively in a modern technical environment. • To develop a basic knowledge of buildings and sustainable site development. • To create a wide range of working drawings and to use detail components in live callout detail views. • To dress up basic elevations and plans using Revit and photoshop and extract entourage objects from photographs. • To familiarize students with all aspects of information technology relating to architectural technology and the architectural practice.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Use modelling techniques and sustainable site development strategies to construct domestic buildings and small scale commercial buildings, using the latest BIM software, Revit Architecture. Learn the process of preparing good quality working drawings in Revit.
LO2 Use Revit Architecture tools to import and export a wide range of information with other applications and create basic Revit families.
LO3 Render real-world surface with architectural materials and extract entourage and enhance elevations and plans using Photoshop and Enscape3d or Vray.,3d render packages are subject to change depending on availability in the market
LO4 3d Scanning Introduction. Introduction in how to use 3D printing software to create digital designs that can be turned into physical objects. Demonstrate how 3D scanners work to turn physical objects into digital designs.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

5295 GRAP H2504 Graphics, CAD & BIM I
6675 TECH H1507 Information Technology & CAD
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Building Information Modelling
Use Revit/BIM and sustainable design strategies to construct buildings of medium complexity, focusing on the highest professional standards
BIM Customisation of Systems, Families and Project Settings
(a) Get acquainted with the graphical user interface of the latest version of Autodesk Revit Architecture. (b) Setting up project environments. (c) Create basic modelling elements: Covering the following topics; levels, grids, walls, floor, ceiling, roofs, doors, windows, curtain walls, foundation and piling, columns, beams, bracing and truss systems, stairs, ramps and railings. (d) Modifying and creating family geometry in BIM. (e) Creating views, basic legends and schedules. (f) Geometry formation and in-place families.
Create Professional-quality Construction Documentation
(a) Control the Revit display and plotting environments. (b) Placing views on sheets, create presentation techniques for plans, elevations, sections, live callout detail views 3D isometric, perspective views, animated sun studies, and simple renderings that let you explore materials and lighting. (c) 2D draughting, annotation and component categories, detail component libraries, repeating details, tags, and keynotes. (e) Publishing, populating sheets, working with schedules and document management.
Wall creation, manipulation and Site Modelling
(a) Wall types, working with levels, attaching walls, editing wall shapes. (b) Creating and editing toposurfaces, building pads, regions and sub-regions.
Assessment Breakdown%
No Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Apartment Building: General arrangement plans and details, vertical and horizontal details fully annotated. Site layout plan showing access and parking/traffic management, drainage, services, landscape and site finishes. Long and short sections. Use key plans, keynotes, legends and schedules in your presentation. Simulate and visualize design alternatives, analyse performance and create 3D visualisation of buildings and its spaces and show a variety of design options. 1,2,3,4 100.00 Sem 2 End
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Tutorial 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Estimated Learner Hours 12 Weeks per Stage 6.50
Total Hours 126.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_CGSDC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Set Design and Construction 4 Mandatory
CW_CGSDC_D Bachelor of Science in Set Design and Construction 4 Mandatory