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Du, J., Shi, Y., Mei, C., Quarles, J. and Yan, W. (2016) Communication by Interaction: A Multiplayer VR Environment for Building Walkthroughs. 2016 Construction Research Congress, San Juan, 31 May-2 June 2016, 2281-2290.

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  • TITLE: BIM as a Computer-Aided Design Methodology in Civil Engineering

    AUTHORS: Alcínia Zita Sampaio

    KEYWORDS: BIM, nD/BIM, Construction, Collaboration, Interoperability

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol.10 No.2, February 28, 2017

    ABSTRACT: Building Information Models (BIM) have revealed themselves as a good tool to support construction actions, due to their ability to store all the information in one digital model and to promote collaboration between all participants in a project. Teaching Civil Engineering requires a permanent updating of knowledge concerning procedures and technologies used in the construction industry. In this sense, the school should seek to adapt its curriculum to include innovative issues to support new technologies. So, in an educational context, the aim of the present work is to disseminate knowledge concerning the benefits provided when implementing BIM in several aspects within the construction activity. In a Civil Engineering school some topics of BIM application were developed by students within MSc researches. The text describes in detail some of the main topics, showing distinct use of BIM: Generation and use of a 4D/BIM model to support construction planning; coordination of construction project based on BIM methodology; conflict analysis based in an architectural 3D/BIM model. Several study cases were modelled and analyzed, confronting the BIM use with the traditional way when performing the same tasks, and consequently recommendations were carried out. This work contributed to demonstrate the advantages of employing BIM for building tasks purposes when compared with the traditional process, and in a didactic context the main objective is to add competitive skills in the training of future civil engineers.