BYVE3625 Bygningsinformasjonsmodellering Emneplan

Engelsk emnenavn
Building information modelling
Bachelorstudium i ingeniørfag - bygg
10 stp.


The development of sustainable, innovative building solutions relies on information from many sources and advanced calculations with good visualisations. It is not possible to achieve this without using building information modelling (BIM) and processes adapted to the use of digital tools. BIM is a technology in the field of civil engineering that meets the requirements of new engineering. It is a hot technology that has recently led the construction industry to a higher level of informatization. This course supports the operational use of the knowledge and skills that the students have acquired in the other courses in the programme.

The course provides a thorough review of the concept of BIM, the background knowledge, development process and application of BIM technology, basic knowledge of BIM model taking Revit as an example, modeling practice taking stairs as an example, knowledge of BIM technology standards and applications, and the course takes into account the current construction Three units are set up for hot issues in the field, including BIM technology and project management, BIM technology and facility equipment management, BIM and emerging information technology, such as point cloud, Internet of Things, cloud computing, sensors. The teaching emphasises cooperation with business and industry in the form of active enterprises, professional environments and research communities in the Oslo region.

Anbefalte forkunnskaper

Soft knowldge such as: Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, Construction Technology


No formal requirements over and above the admission requirements for the programme.


After completing the course, the student is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student has:

  • basic knowledge and skill of the use of BIM-based solutions (software and processes) for digital planning, throughout the building's life cycle
  • knowledge of the benefits of taking an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to solving work assignments
  • knowledge of the latest developments in digital design and Construction.


The student is capable of:

  • using basic BIM software that supports the implementation of building solutions
  • using methods and standards for interdisciplinary exchange of information between the parties involved in the design and construction of a building and the construction process
  • assessing how the digital interaction between design, construction and the production process can be improved.

General competence:

The student is capable of:

  • using digital BIM-based solutions in the development and production of usful solutions in the field
  • using publications and internet resourse as support in problem-solving in cooperation with others
  • contributing to project management of a project during design and construction phase. 

Arbeids- og undervisningsformer

The teaching will consist of participation in lectures, discussions and independent project assignment work. Exercises and individual knowledge tests (multiple choice) will be added continuously during the first part of the teaching period. Practical use of BIM-based software for the collection of information, calculations and assessments and presentation of solutions is taught by means of brief courses, self-study and exercises.

The students will work in groups of 3-6 on developing solutions and proposing measures for implementation. The work shall be presented as an project report. Emphasis is placed on identifying innovative ways of working and cooperating.

Arbeidskrav og obligatoriske aktiviteter


Vurdering og eksamen

Portfolio assessment subject to the following requirements:

1.      Individual Revit project (deliver file with BIM model)

2.      2 individual knowledge tests

3.      Project report prepared in groups of 3-6 students, approx. 8-10 pages

Each student's work will be assessed together as a portfolio with one individual grade at the end of the semester, but the three parts that make up the portfolio must be assessed as 'pass' in order for the student to pass the course. The size of the group will be taken into account when assessing the group report.

Students who are absent from individual knowledge tests may be given up to one opportunity to take a new knowledge test. Alternatively, the student may submit one written report if he or she is prevented from attending the knowledge test. 

The overall assessment can be appealed. If a student fails the portfolio assessment, he/she is given one opportunity to resubmit the portfolio.

Hjelpemidler ved eksamen

All aids are permitted.


A grade scale with grades from A to E for pass (A is the highest grade and E is the lowest) and F for fail is used in connection with the final assessment.


One internal examiner; external examiner is used frequently.