Building Information Modeling and Integrated Practice: An Emerging Relationship

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is taking the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry to a new dimension. This short course will explore how implementing BIM’s new technology is producing a cultural shift in the AEC industry toward a collaborative building approach and how this relationship can lead to better project outcomes and maximize efficiency. This is an introductory course for anyone new to the concepts of building information modeling and integrated practice.

What You Will Learn:
  • Introduction to BIM fundamental concepts
  • Familiarity with the current BIM technologies
  • Introductory-level hands-on BIM experience
  • The shift from representation to simulation
  • New means of coordination of design and construction
  • Linking of vital information – such as vendors for specific materials, location of details and quantities required for estimation, bidding and scheduling – into the model
  • New project delivery systems and technologies for ‘integrated practices’
  • Understanding the challenges associated with BIM and Integrated Project Delivery
What you will gain:
  • Discover how BIM can bring efficiency to the current practice of your organization
  • Understand important criteria for choosing and implementing BIM solutions
  • Learn how BIM can facilitate sustainable practices and how BIM can provide opportunities for new services
Who should attend:
  • Architects
  • Civil engineers
  • Consultants
  • Construction managers
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Manufacturers
  • Owners
  • Owners’ representatives
  • Project managers
Instructor Bio

Dr. Burcin Becerik-Gerber is an Assistant Professor in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. She specializes in implementing online collaboration and program management systems to better monitor projects and improve communication among team members.

Becerik graduated from Istanbul Technical University with a B.A. in architecture in 1999 and an M.S. in architecture in 2001.  In 2002, she attended the University of California at Berkeley, where she received an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering with a special focus on construction engineering and management. She earned her Ph.D. in design in 2006 from Harvard University.

Her research at the Harvard School of Design focused on the implementation and value of online collaboration and project management (OCPM) systems in the design and construction industries. As a consultant, she has explored the opportunities and benefits that this new technology can provide to the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.

Continuing Education Units

CEUs: 1.6 (CEUs provided by request only)

USC Viterbi School of Engineering Certificate of Participation is awarded to all participants upon successful completion of course.

Why Consider a Custom Course for Your Organization?

Custom courses provide the opportunity to create an educational program that meets the specific needs of your organization. The following are a few reasons why our clients have chosen USC Viterbi School of Engineering as their program provider:

  • Interest in connecting with USC experts for real organizational issues
  • Engineering training and executive education opportunities in a condensed period of time
  • Educational opportunities at multiple company sites through on-site training and/or distance offerings to several sites simultaneously
  • Preference for providing Continuing Education Units (CEUs) rather than degree-oriented academic units
  • Overall flexibility in timing, delivery and pricing

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us by email or at 213-740-4488

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