Communication in the Built Environment 4

Course code ARBE2202Units 10Level 2000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

This course examines contemporary architectural communication skills including advanced Computer-aided Design (CAD) modelling and presentation, and web-based architectural collaboration using Building Information Modelling (BIM). Elements of advanced CAD modelling, photorealistic imaging, fly-through animation, photomontage and other presentation enhancement tools, and BIM will be applied to support the communication and collaboration of architectural projects.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesTo introduce contemporary architectural communication skills including advanced CAD modelling and presentation, and web-based architectural collaboration using BIM.
To understand and apply key principles of CAD modelling and production, and BIM for architectural project coordination and collaboration.
To exercise the practical skills in using advanced modelling and rendering features of commercial CAD applications for digital architectural design and presentation, and commercial CAD applications and web technologies to support BIM.
ContentAdvanced CAD modelling: complex forms, customised modelling libraries, and basic CAD scripts.
Advanced CAD presentation: model material and lighting setup, photorealistic image and fly-through animation rendering, and image post-processing using photomontage and other presentation enhancement tools.
Web-based architectural collaboration of BIM: core collaboration skills for architectural projects, web-based architectural communication of BIM using commercial CAD applications and web technologies.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeARBE2200 and ARBE1103
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
ProjectsIndividual modelling project (50%): Digital modelling and presentation of a medium-complexity building design
Group modelling project (50%): A medium-complexity building design collaborated using BIM
Studio OutputTwo completed digital architectural models and their documentations and presentations resultant from the above projects.
Contact HoursLecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentBachelor of Design (Architecture)
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ARBE2202