Building & Construction Tech 420 - Designing with 3D CAD & BIM

Alexander Schreyer

M W 9:05AM 11:00AM

UMass Amherst
John Olver Design bldg Rm 260
Presents advanced topics in architectural and construction-focused CAD in a problem-based environment. Topics covered are: 3D modeling, digital fabrication, parametric building design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), material takeoff, building-energy analysis and planning, laser scanning, rendering and presentation. This course provides a thorough introduction into Autodesk Revit and covers applied topics in Trimble SketchUp, both industry-standard software in the AEC field. Basic previous CAD knowledge (e.g. in AutoCAD, SketchUp) is expected (e.g. from BCT 320 or a similar course).

Prerequisites: BCT 320 or similar introductory CAD experience (by instructor permission).
Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops to class and install required software. (see syllabus for details)
Meets with ECO 620.

Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.