Jun 15, 2024  
Extended & Executive Education Catalog 
Extended & Executive Education Catalog [Published Catalog]

BIM-Enabled Virtual Design and Construction Professional Diploma

This professional diploma is designed for professionals who want to master Building Information Modelling (BIM), a process that involves creating and managing intelligent 3D models for construction projects. BIM enables better collaboration, coordination, simulation, and optimization throughout the project life cycle.
The professional diploma consists of five core courses that cover the fundamentals, standards, and implementation of BIM, as well as the practical skills of using BIM authoring software for architectural, structural and MEP design. After completing the core courses, you can choose one of four elective courses that focus on specific aspects of BIM such as coordination, facility management, sustainability, or programming.
By completing this diploma, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of BIM concepts and tools, and how they can enhance your professional performance and career prospects in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.


Why Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)? 

Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is a broader and more advanced application of BIM in the AEC industry. VDC involves using BIM models to plan, design, construct and operate buildings in a collaborative and data-driven way. VDC also enables the creation of digital twins, which are dynamic and real-time representations of physical assets that can be used for monitoring, optimization, and decision-making.
There is evidence that VDC adoption is increasing in the AEC industry due to its benefits such as improved quality, reduced costs, enhanced safety and increased productivity.
AEC companies are starting to ask for VDC professionals more than just BIM professionals, as VDC requires a higher level of skills and knowledge than BIM. VDC professionals need to be able to use BIM models for planning, designing, constructing, and operating buildings in a collaborative and data-driven way. They also need to be familiar with digital twin technology, which is a growing trend in the AEC industry.