2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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CONST 270 Introduction to Virtual Design & Construction (3 credits)

Prerequisite CONST 101 , CONST 140 , CONST 150 , CONST 160  all with a grade of 2.0 or better or instructor/program coordinator permission.

Course Description
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC)\Building Information Modeling(BIM) are introduced. Students will gain an understanding of how these construction management processes improve the coordination and control of a construction project.

Student Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the meaning and purpose of Virtual Design and Construction(VDC)\Building Information Modeling(BIM) and virtual tools and platforms to clients, peers and partners.
2. Compare and contrast typical BIM software to determine which might be best for a firm, project or task.
3.Summarize the differences between BIM for Owners/Facility Managers, Architects/Engineers, Contractors and Fabricators and how the tools and platforms might impact their workflows.
4. Demonstrate to clients, peers and partners how the virtual tools and platforms alter or affect the project development lifecycle.
5. Analyze the impacts the virtual tools and platforms have on design and constructability.
6. Explain to clients, peers and partners how BIM might impact the construction process.
7. Explain to clients, peers and partners how available tools and platforms improve project collaboration from design to construction to the commissioning of a facility.
8. Explain consistent factors influencing BIM Return on Investment (ROI) at the project and the company levels.
9. Analyze the risk, benefits and legal implication associated with BIM.
10. Analyze intellectual property rights and licensing issues related to BIM use.
11. Create and use a BIM Execution Plan in the context of a construction project.

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