BIM in Business and Practice Assignments UBLMM4-30-M

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UBLMM4-30-M Assignments 2017/18

Module Name: BIM in Business and Practice Module Code: UBLMM4-30-M
Aims of the Handbook

The handbook is a guide for students in the Department of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE). The information in the handbook can also be found in a number of other electronic or paper sources and the document provides links to the definitive data sources wherever possible.

Please note that the electronic version of the handbook will be kept up to date and you will be notified of any significant changes. If you have taken a hard copy of any information please remember to refer back to the electronic version to ensure that you are working with the most up to date information.


1. ModuleTeaminformation 2. Moduleenhancement
3. Modulespecificinformation 4. AssignmentBrief

5. Submissiondetails
6. Additional information and reading strategies 7. Communication
8. Adviceandsupport

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1.Module team information

Module Leader(s) names Prof. Lamine Mahdjoubi <[email protected]> Module T eam Abdul-Majeed Mahamadu <[email protected]>

External examiners from other institutions are appointed to each module to act independently and work with the module team in the management of threshold academic standards. The external examiner appointed to this module can be found at us/cas/Extnl_Exam_Allocation_to_Mods.pdf

2.Module enhancement

As a result of students’ feedback, more flexibility was introduced in CW2 BIM implementation assessment. YoucanselectacasestudyofBIMimplementation, basedonthefindings oftheBIMStrategy.

3.Module specific information

The aim of this module is to:
Develop an advanced understanding of BIM deployment strategies and implementation within a company and project.

For the BIM in Business and Practice module, students are immersed in a practice environment to examine BIM deployment and implementation issues. Within the BIM planning implementation procedure, the following categories of BIM planning elements should be taken into consideration:
1. Strategy: The mission, vision, goals, and objectives, along with management support, and BIM champions/managers.

2. Uses: The specific strategies of implementing BIM, including those BIM uses for generating, processing, communicating, executing, and managing building information.
3. Process: The means and methods by which the BIM uses are accomplished, including understanding current processes, designing new BIM processes and developing transition processes. 4. Information: The facility informational needs of the organisation, including the model element breakdown, level of development, and facility data.

5. Infrastructure: The resources needed to support BIM implementation, including software, hardware, and workspaces
6. Personnel: The effects of BIM on the personnel, including the roles and responsibilities of a BIM Champion/Manager, the structure or hierarchy, the education and training programs, and change readiness.

UBLMM4-30-M is a student-led module, employing an enquiry-based learning (EBL) approach to teaching and learning. It is a blended learning module where students are required to attend two contact days, as well as work on-line to learn from each other and benefit .
BIM Strategy

The Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives, along with management support, BIM Champions, and BIM Deployment Group.


BIM Employers Requirement (EIR)

Following U.K Government’s mandated adoption of BIM on 04th April, 2016, a series of documents have emerged to support successful implementation on projects. One of the key documents for BIM implementation on projects is the Employer’s Information Requirements (EIR). This document sets out the information modelling needs and objects of the project and forms part of the appointment and tender documentation process.

  •   Content of the EIR should cover the following key areas:

  •   Technical: details of software, hardware and information delivery requirements such as levels

    of detail (LOD) etc;

  •   Management: expected management processes to be adopted to support operation within

    a BIM environment;

  •   Commercial: issues such as BIM Model deliverables and timing of data exchange etc

    BIM Execution Plan (BEP)

    A part of Specifications for information management for the capital phase of projects using BIM (PAS 1192-2:2013) a BIM Execution Plan is required as a response to the EIR. This document seeks to achieve the attainment of BIM delivery objective at the actual project implementation phase and seeks to ensure the following:

  •   A project implementation plan that details the capability, competence and experience of potential suppliers to be engaged on the project;

  •   Detailing an implementable strategy;

  •   Setting out BIM (delivery) milestones in line with overall project programme etc.

    4.Assignment Brief

    Assessment will consist of two separate components (CC1 Presentation (In-class assignment) and (CC2

    Reflective Report). :

    1. Individual Presentation (approximately 10 min followed by Q&A),
    Students produce a BIM organisational strategic planning to assess existing organisational conditions, align BIM goals and vision, and develop a transition plan to implement BIM. The findings will be presented to tutors and fellow students on contact day 2. Students are asked to submit 1 page summary of the key findings, before the presentation. This presentation will be formally assessed. Assessment criteria are available in Appendix 1.

    An Individual written report of approximately 2500 words compiled in incremental stages throughout the module.
    The report includes two elements:

    •   Outline the key findings of the BIM Strategy and highlight their implications on the BIM Implementation.

    •   Develop a BIM Implementation Plan appropriate for a company’s readiness and maturity in using BIM. The selection of the BIM implementation case study should be justified by the findings of the BIM Strategy.

      The report must be suitable for dissemination to senior management of the company . Assessment criteria are available in Assessment Section.


5. Submission details

Please note that the submission deadlines are absolute and based on UWE server time, therefore you are strongly advised to submit work well ahead of the deadline dates to avoid situations where penalties could beincurred. Penaltiesareimposedifasubmissionismadeupto24hoursafterthedeadline,andthe highest mark you can receive will be the minimum pass mark (if the assessment is passed). After the 24 hours have passed, the work will not be accepted for marking.

If you are submitting your coursework in the submission boxes please ensure that the work is secure and placed in a plastic wallet, unless you have been advised to submit it in another style. Don’t forget to print your coursework coversheet from myUWE which should also be attached to your work.

Y ou are required to submit your coursework electronically on Blackboard.


Assessment of the presentation for the BIM Strategy


Assessment of the report for BIM implementation plan

Guideline AssessmentCriteriaandGradingScheme:PostgraduateEssaysandReports



Mark (%)

Knowledge and understanding

Academic underpinnings

Analytical and critical thinking

Communication and presentation


>85% Exceptional

Exceptional depth of knowledge and understanding. Ex ceptional application of this knowledge to the brief. Exceptional level of independent and innovative thought.

Extremely comprehensive up-to-date range of relevant literature considered. Outstanding use of highly relevant and exceptionally wide range of academic and grey literature to support statements, arguments, recommendations and conclusions throughout the submission. Referencing of literature and other sources is faultless and conforms precisely to UWE Harvard requirements.

Exceptional critical and analyticalthinking. Response to all aspects of the brief convincingly underpinned by outstanding, in-depth analysis and highly sophisticated synthesis of learning resources and key issues. Extremely logical approach and argumentation throughout submission. All arguments, ideas, recommendations and conclusions within the submission are substantiated in an exceptionally convincing manner.

Mastery of clarity in argumentand communication. Exceptionally persuasive style. Highly creative and extremely professional standard of presentation with no typographical or formatting errors.

70 84% Excellent

Excellent depth of knowledge and understanding. Excellent application of this knowledge to the brief. Advanced level of independent and innovative thought.

Ex cellent range of relevant literature considered. Advanced use of very wide range of academic and grey literature to underpin all elements of the submission. Ex cellent standard of referencing throughout, which is virtually faultless and conforms to UWE Harvard requirements.

Advanced standard of critical and analytical thinking. Ex cellent analysis and synthesis of learning resources and key issues. Excellent logical approach and argumentation throughout. All arguments, ideas, recommendations and conclusions within the submission are substantiated in a very convincing manner.

Consistently excellent standard of communication and presentation throughout.


65 69% Very good

60 – 64% Good

Good / very good depth of knowledge and understanding. Good / very good application of this knowledge to the brief. Independent / innovative thought is strongly in evidence.

Good / very good range of relevant literature considered. Use of both academic and grey literature is strong and used effectively to support most of the main elements of the submission. Referencing is to a very high standard, largely conforming to UWE Harvard requirements.

Critical and analytical thinking strongly in evidence. Good / very good analysis and synthesis of learning resources and most of the key issues relevant to the brief. Logical approach and argumentation is good / very good throughout. Most arguments, ideas, recommendations and conclusions are substantiated convincingly.

Clarity of communication is good / very good overall. Standard of presentation is high / very high although there may be occasional typographical errors.


55 59% Competent

50 – 54% Adequate

Adequate / competent depth of knowledge and understanding. Adequate / competent application of this knowledge to the brief. Some evidence of independent / innovative thought.

Adequate / competent range of relevant literature considered, but confined mainly to taught material. Use of literature to support main elements of the submission is generally adequate / competent, but overly relies on limited range of sources and/or some elements of submission not underpinned sufficiently by an evidence base. Referencing is generally accurate and appropriate, but with minor omissions or inaccuracies.

Some elements of critical and analytical thinking, but approaches to the literature and key issues are largely descriptive. Logic is generally sound, but not consistent throughout. Synthesis is generally adequate / competent, but lacking in depth. Approach to substantiating ideas, recommendations and conclusions is generally adequate / competent, but some elements are not convincing or neglected altogether.

Communication is generally adequate / competent. Standard of presentation is adequate / competent, but there are inconsistencies and occasional faults such as errors in syntax , spelling and punctuation and minor formatting errors.


45 – 49% Weak

40 – 44% Poor

Weak / poor depth of knowledge and understanding. Limited or inappropriate application to the brief.

Very limited range of literature considered. Use of literature to support presentation statements, arguments, recommendations and conclusions is patchy with over-reliance on non- academic or otherwise weak sources. Standard of referencing is weak / poor with many inaccuracies and omissions.

Critical and analytical thinking is very limited, superficial or unconvincing. Logical approach is largely absent. Attempt to synthesise key aspects of presentation is very limited or unconvincing. Very little or unconvincing attempt to substantiate key ideas/recommendations/ conclusions.

Weak / poor standard of communication and presentation in places or throughout.


<40% Very poor

Knowledge and understanding is extremely superficial or absent altogether. There are many factual errors, inaccuracies, misconceptions and omissions. Attempt to apply knowledge to the brief is extremelylimited,non- existent or highly inappropriate.

Consideration of relevant literature is extremely limited or non-existent. Little or no attempt to adopt UWE Harvard system.

Critical and analytical thinking, logical approach and synthesis are absent. No attempt to substantiate ideas or recommendations.

Extremely poor standard of communication and presentation in places or throughout.



Submission date

The presentation of the findings of the BIM Strategy CC1 Presentation (In-class assignment) will take place on 1st March 2018.

You are expected to submit your reflective report by 2 p.m. on Thursday 17 May, 2018 online via Blackboard.

Y ou will receive informal feedback verbally through all teaching sessions ensure you listen carefully. Each assessment you submit will be returned to you with written feedback, and consists of comments made by tutors on students’ assessed work which enables students to understand how they have met the defined assessment criteria and identifying areas for further improvement. The period for providing feedback will not normally exceed 20 working days (excluding University closure days) following the deadline for submission of the assessment concerned. This period may be shorter or longer for some forms of assessment. Where the period is greater than 20 working days, students will be informed of the deadline and the rationale for the extension. Outcomes which have not been confirmed by an examining board shall be considered as unconfirmed.

Date of submission feedback

For CC1 Presentation (In-class assignment), the submission of feedback will take place by 8th March 2018.
For CC2
Reflective Report, the submission of feedback will take place on 31st May, 2018.

MyUWE is used to communicate unconfirmed marks, provide cover sheets for assessments and to submit work.

6.Additional information and reading lists

Y our module reading list can be accessed online, either directly through the link below or through the module’s Blackboard page.

The short video available on the library’s website will introduce you to some of the key features of the online reading list system: 8071-4F90-AB3C43E7CDD1.html

A guide to referencing can be found at:

The University’s policy on word count can be found:


7. Communication

Throughout your time with us, you will receive regular communication from your module leaders, and also administrative staff. It is your responsibility to ensure that you read everything that you are sent, and act upon it where appropriate.

The main communication channel used is the Blackboard for all the modules you are currently studying. Blackboard provides the main communication channel for module specific information and these too should be checked regularly for new content and announcements.

Please see for further information on all aspects of your myUWE portal.

8.Advice and support

There are a range of facilities and services available to go to for advice and support depending on what the issue is. Remember – asking for help at the earliest possible stage will help you in the long run. Y our first point of call should always be your Academic Personal tutor, as they will be able to sign post you to the right services and will be able to deal with specific matters relating to teaching and learning. If you are not able to contact your Academic Personal tutor for any reason go to an Information Point, details of which can be found at

Student Support Advisers are available and can also be contacted through the Information Points, see for information on how they might be able to help.

However, you are more than welcome to talk to other members of UWE staff depending on who you feel most comfortable talking to.


Originally posted 2018-05-11 12:26:34.



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