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Introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM) and AutoDesk Revit

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Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30 - 16:00, three days

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Building on the BIM expertise within the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment, this course aims to provide a hands-on learning environment for all construction professionals in the creation of a Revit BIM model.

Fee: £675 + VAT

You can book and pay for your place online or an invoice can be sent to your company.

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Course Dates

20th September 2017 – 22nd September 2017

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Course Description

As the UK’s leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) program AutoDesk Revit streamlines the design process with the creation of a centralised 3D construction model.

On this course you will:

  • have an overview of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and how it is applied using Autodesk Revit
  • learn how to navigate the Autodesk Revit interface
  • apply the basic modifying and modelling tools
  • create views within a single model environment
  • create drawing sheets
  • create schedules
  • export information for use within AutoCAD
  • link and import CAD and Revit files into a Revit project
  • learn mass modelling and create organic building forms
  • collaborate within multi-user environments
  • undertake BIM analysis.

During the first day you will learn about levels, grids and columns, walls, doors and windows, floors, stairs, ceilings, roofs, sections, elevations, views, layouts and plotting. Utilising these commands and techniques you will create a building of your choice demonstrating the inclusion of all these aspects.

As the course progresses you will also learn about curtain walling, 3D views, rendered outputs, schedules, families (basic content creation), details and callouts, linked files and layouts and plotting. This knowledge will extend the modelling from the first day and result in a variety of outputs of the information.

The final day will extend your knowledge further into organic conceptual modelling, how to link and collaborate to other modelling software, and an introduction to BIM analysis.

What will you gain?

Upon completion of the course you will receive a CPD certificate.

"I enjoyed the course and look forward to putting into practice what I learnt. Many thanks to Geoff for a brilliant three days." DS (Jun 2015)

"All of the content was most informative. A valuable learning experience." TP (Sep 2015)

“Geoff was very good at adapting the course to meet our needs, especially with regards to the huge number of questions asked by the group. And it was good to receive paper handouts as well and digital copies.” MW (Sept 2016)

“I strongly recommend the course to other people.” NN (Sep 2016)

Tutor profile: Geoff Olner has been advising construction professionals in CAD and Building Information Modelling (BIM) for over 20 years providing both bespoke training courses and direct hands on consultation on digital design management within practice. As an architect and part time senior lecturer Geoff balances academic research and training in BIM with live projects in his role as consultant to construction professionals.

Any questions?

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813