BLAR14018 - Building Modelling Systems

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will learn about processes and systems of data and information management and the rise of tools and techniques such as Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a lifecycle strategy for project procurement and operations. Current issues surrounding the use of BIM are discussed. Students who have successfully completed BLCN12020 or BLSV14014 should not enrol in this unit.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite Condition: Successfully completed 108 credit points in the Building Surveying (Honours) or Construction Management (Honours) unit.

Students who have successfully completed BLCN12020 or BLSV14014 should not enrol in this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Communication with students
ArchiStar is a useful platform for learning Revit.
ArchiStar platform will be used in future to assist students in learning Revit.
Action Taken
ArchiStar platform was maintained in this unit. AchiStar is a learning platform that have used for BIM learning in the past 3 years. It provides videos and quizzes for students to learn Revit and other software packages. Revit is the widely used software package for BIM.
Source: Unit evaluation
It is good to use Tally to analyse environmental impact of design alternatives
Keep using Tally as a tool for environmental impact analysis of design alternatives.
Action Taken
Tally was maintained in this unit for analyzing the environmental impact of design options. Tally is a plugin tool in Revit for environmental impact assessment.
Source: Communication with students
Tally was wonderful for students to know potential environmental impact of building materials. Students identified the recommendation that this is maintained.
Tally will be used in Revit in future, which enable students to understand the potential impact of designs on environmental. Tally is a plugin in Revit for environmental impact assessment.
Action Taken
Source: Communication with students
The assignment is practical and allows students to build a BIM model of their own.
Students will still be asked to create a BIM model of their own in assessment items.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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