IMPLEMENTING BIM IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATIONA challenge or an opportunity?        TONY BURKE  University of Westminster...
How are we going toincorporate BIM our courses?         UK Academic Conference on BIM:       Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Septemb...
Integrate 3D CAD modelling into         our courses???            UK Academic Conference on BIM:          Newcastle-upon-T...
The key challenges which BIMrepresents for higher education:   Collaboration   Integrated project delivery              ...
This is widely recognised…….           UK Academic Conference on BIM:         Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
“The relationship between those  responsible for design and thosewho actually build must be improved    through common edu...
…the industry is attempting to attract its new blood into the same old silos   – taking the problem back to the    issues ...
“..it is scarcely possible that the    innovation and change that is essential …can be secured through     the industry as...
“The relationship                     between those                     responsible for design                     and tho...
“…the industry is                  attempting to attract its                  new blood into the same                  old...
“..it is scarcely possible that    the innovation and change    that is essential …can be    secured through the    indust...
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
How has this come about?    The historical context….           UK Academic Conference on BIM:         Newcastle-upon-Tyne ...
Eighteenth century                   • Gradual breakdown of                     medieval model                   • Increas...
Early nineteenth                   century                   • Separation of design and                     construction  ...
Professional institutions1818 Institution of Civil Engineers1834 Institute of British Architects1834 Builders’ Society1868...
Built environment education in 20C• Architecture and engineering:  established early in universities• Surveying and buildi...
The key issues:• Built environment education reflects the  fragmented nature of the professions.• Curriculum heavily influ...
“We educate in                           very narrow                           silos…they                           come o...
• Virtually no undergraduate courses which  are genuinely inter-disciplinary across the  built environment disciplines    ...
University of Westminster    Construction Studies Programme           BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology             BSc ...
Barriers…….  UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
Professional bodies• Courses accredited by four different  professional bodies• Each body has its own specific  requiremen...
Employers • Many have a preference for graduates   from accredited courses               UK Academic Conference on BIM:   ...
Students•Attracted to professionally accredited courses•Perception of better employment prospects                  UK Acad...
Universities• Unlikely to do anything which  might impact on student  recruitment.                 UK Academic Conference ...
Looking ahead:Possible drivers for change
HIGHER EDUCATION IN GENERAL            Shift away from….
TRADITIONAL MODEL :•Instructional•Knowledge-based•Focus on the individual                   Towards…..
NEW MODEL•Active learning•Student engagement•Group work•Enquiry-based approaches•Collaboration•Reflection           SOCIAL...
The technologies we now haveavailable to us fit in perfectlywith social model of learning
• Less emphasis on                          knowledge                        • More emphasis on:                          ...
The low carbon                       agenda                      • Need for innovation                      • A catalyst f...
Impact of tuition fees?• Universities will have to  be more responsive         UK Academic Conference on BIM:       Newcas...
What can we learnfrom other countries?           UK Academic Conference on BIM:         Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
BIM:Potential platform for a radical rethinkof built environment education               UK Academic Conference on BIM:   ...
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IMPLEMENTING BIM IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATION: A challenge or an opportunity

  1. 1. IMPLEMENTING BIM IN BUILT ENVIRONMENT EDUCATIONA challenge or an opportunity? TONY BURKE University of Westminster UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  2. 2. How are we going toincorporate BIM our courses? UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  3. 3. Integrate 3D CAD modelling into our courses??? UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  4. 4. The key challenges which BIMrepresents for higher education:  Collaboration  Integrated project delivery UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  5. 5. This is widely recognised……. UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  6. 6. “The relationship between those responsible for design and thosewho actually build must be improved through common education” UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  7. 7. …the industry is attempting to attract its new blood into the same old silos – taking the problem back to the issues of fragmentation and the need for more multi-disciplinary working” UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  8. 8. “..it is scarcely possible that the innovation and change that is essential …can be secured through the industry as it is currentlystructured.......and in the silo-basedhabits of the industry’s institutions.” UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  9. 9. “The relationship between those responsible for design and those who actually build must be improved through common education” Sir Harold Banwell 1964 UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  10. 10. “…the industry is attempting to attract its new blood into the same old silos – taking the problem back to the issues of fragmentation and the need for more multi-disciplinary working” Sir John Fairclough 2002 UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  11. 11. “..it is scarcely possible that the innovation and change that is essential …can be secured through the industry as it is currently structured.......and in the silo-based habits of the industry’s institutions.” Low Carbon ConstructionInnovation & Growth Team (chaired by) Paul Morrell 2010 UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  12. 12. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  13. 13. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  14. 14. How has this come about? The historical context…. UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  15. 15. Eighteenth century • Gradual breakdown of medieval model • Increasing use of intermediary between employer and tradesmen UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  16. 16. Early nineteenth century • Separation of design and construction • Emergence of the ‘measurer’ (QS) • Growth of general contracting UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  17. 17. Professional institutions1818 Institution of Civil Engineers1834 Institute of British Architects1834 Builders’ Society1868 Institution of Surveyors ..... fragmentation institutionalised UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  18. 18. Built environment education in 20C• Architecture and engineering: established early in universities• Surveying and building - tradition of part time education – relatively late in universities• All disciplines subject to control from professional bodies UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  19. 19. The key issues:• Built environment education reflects the fragmented nature of the professions.• Curriculum heavily influenced by professional bodies through accreditation. UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  20. 20. “We educate in very narrow silos…they come out of university with preconceived ideas” Peter Rogers Chairman of Strategic Forum for Construction 2002 UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  21. 21. • Virtually no undergraduate courses which are genuinely inter-disciplinary across the built environment disciplines UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  22. 22. University of Westminster Construction Studies Programme BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology BSc (Hons) Building Engineering BSc (Hons) Building Surveying BSc (Hons) Construction ManagementBSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  23. 23. Barriers……. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  24. 24. Professional bodies• Courses accredited by four different professional bodies• Each body has its own specific requirements for accredited courses UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  25. 25. Employers • Many have a preference for graduates from accredited courses UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  26. 26. Students•Attracted to professionally accredited courses•Perception of better employment prospects UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  27. 27. Universities• Unlikely to do anything which might impact on student recruitment. UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  28. 28. Looking ahead:Possible drivers for change
  29. 29. HIGHER EDUCATION IN GENERAL Shift away from….
  30. 30. TRADITIONAL MODEL :•Instructional•Knowledge-based•Focus on the individual Towards…..
  31. 31. NEW MODEL•Active learning•Student engagement•Group work•Enquiry-based approaches•Collaboration•Reflection SOCIAL LEARNING
  32. 32. The technologies we now haveavailable to us fit in perfectlywith social model of learning
  33. 33. • Less emphasis on knowledge • More emphasis on: – creativity – problem-solving – using judgement – working collaboratively – coping with constant change UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  34. 34. The low carbon agenda • Need for innovation • A catalyst for new ways of working UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  35. 35. Impact of tuition fees?• Universities will have to be more responsive UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  36. 36. What can we learnfrom other countries? UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  37. 37. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  38. 38. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  39. 39. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  40. 40. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  41. 41. UK Academic Conference on BIM:Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012
  42. 42. BIM:Potential platform for a radical rethinkof built environment education UK Academic Conference on BIM: Newcastle-upon-Tyne - September 2012

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