SKAB 3412 – Building Information Modelling and Data Management

School/Faculty: Civil Engineering / Engineering Academic Session/Semester: 2020/2021 Semester 1
Programme Name: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil)
Course Code:
Course Name:
SKAB 3412
Building Information Modelling and Data Management
Pre-requisite (course name and code, if applicable): Engineering Drawing, SKAB1422
Credit Hours: 2
Course Synopsis

This course is designed to introduce the concept and principles of Building Information Modelling (BIM), the utilisation of BIM technology in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and future trends of BIM developments. BIM is not only a technology that is dramatically changing the way AEC projects are delivered today, but also involves more integrated processes and parties (considering clients, designers and planners, owners and other stakeholders throughout the project life cycle). This course is also designed to expose the students in analysing, designing and developing the huge of data. It concerns on the management of information and how to model it in a structured manner. The used of database system as an application tool give the student a further step in order to apply an IT application in solving their problems. This course also exposes the knowledge on the usage, management and sharing of data and information to ensure that information is manipulated and used effectively. The aim of the course is to give students a practical, hands‐on introduction to BIM and data management techniques for the documentation and modelling of designed structures. At the end of the course, students should be able to plan, analyse, and modelling the data to develop the BIM model and data management related to civil engineering problems.

Course Coordinator Ts. Dr. Mohd Nur Asmawisham Alel (
Course Lecturer(s)
Name Office Contact No. E-mail
Ts. Dr. Mohd Zamri Ramli
Ts. Baharin Mesir
Ts. Dr. Mohd Nur Asmawisham Alel
Ext 31611
Ext 31590
Ext 31533

Mapping of the Course Learning Outcomes (CLO) to the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO), Teaching & Learning (T&L) methods and Assessment methods:

No. CLO PLO Weight (%) T & G Skills CPS, CEA & KP T&L Methods Assessment Methods
CLO1 Describe the basic concept of BIM and data management system. PLO1 (KW) 15 WP1, EA2 Lecture, active learning T, F
CLO2 Analyse the data and problem CLO2  related to civil engineering fields. PLO2 (THPA) 15 TH1 Lecture, Hands-On T, F, A
CLO3 Develop the BIM model and CLO3  Data model for management
PLO3 (THDS) 30 Hands-On, Project-based learning F, A, PR
CLO4 Use of the modern computer CLO4  software’s to solve civil
engineering problem.
PLO5 (SCMT) 40 TH3 WK6 Hands-On, Project-based learning A, PR
Taxonomies of Learning and UTM Attributes: Generic Skills
EAC Attributes: Knowledge Profile, Complex Problem Solving, & Complex Engineering Activities
T – Test; Q – Quiz; HW – Homework; PR – Project; Pr – Presentation; F – Final Exam; R – Report; OEL – Open Ended Laboratory etc. outcomes achievement
***T – Test; Q – Quiz; HW – Homework; PR – Assignment/Project; Pr – Presentation; F – Final Exam etc.

Details on Innovative T&L Practices:

No. Type Implementation
1. Active learning Conducted through in-class activities
2. Project-based learning Conducted through assignments and project. Students in a group of 4 are given 1 projects that require them to analysing and design the BIM and data management and finally developed using BIM software. Compliance to the design and development specifications need to be given in the form of written reports.

Weekly Schedule:

Week Lecture/Practical Topic/Content
1 1



Course Introduction
BIM Introduction
History of BIM
Why is BIM important?
How BIM is changing the AEC industry?
BIM Concepts, Methods and Processes
The benefits of BIM
– Practical 1
2 4



BIM implementation
Workflow using BIM
The use of BIM beyond the design and construction phases
Challenges of BIM implementation
BIM implementation in Malaysia
Future trends of BIM
– Practical 2
3 7

8, 9

BIM application and software
Understanding Revit as an example of a BIM application
Good building modelling practice
Approaches and techniques.
– Practical 3
4 10

11, 12

BIM Authoring: Introduction and Modelling
Revit -Interface and navigation
Parametric modelling Building elements (walls, doors, windows, floors, roofs)
– Practical 4
5 13

14, 15

Modelling libraries and data management in BIM
How model libraries are defined.
Elements of model libraries.
Specification standards and model exchange.
6 16

17, 18

BIM Authoring: Modelling
Structural systems
MEP systems
– Practical 5
7 19

20, 21

BIM Project Planning
BIM as a platform for coordination, collaboration, communication and decision making.
Coordination and clash detection
9 22

23, 24

Information Management
Information management in construction
The need for information modelling
Information Modelling Approach- activity and data model
– Practical 6
10 25

26, 27

Data Modelling
Entity-Relationship Diagram and analysis
ERD modelling, terminology, ERD structures
Building an ERD
Converting ERD into tables
– Practical 7
11 28

29, 30

Introduction to Ms Excel
Maintaining data – tables, data forms, lookup tables
Sorting and filtering data in a list using a variety of methods
Assignment 1
12 31

32, 33

Summarising data – subtotalled lists, database functions, advanced charts
Data consolidation, solver, PivotTables
External data
– Practical 8
13 34


35, 36

Introduction to Microsoft Access
MS Access environment, table design
Relationship in Access
Assignment 2
Form and Report
Macro and Compile the Access works
– Practical 9
14 37


38, 39

BIM Data Analytics
Origin of data in BIM projects
Solutions for BIM data checks
Data mining, Data processing, Data visualisation
Data flow arrangements
Power BI versus Tableau
– Practical 10
15 40


41, 42

Tableau Analytics Software
Introduction to Tableau
Getting Started with Tableau
Building and Customizing Visualizations
Digging Deeper
Presenting Your Data
– Pratical 11
Project Presentation

Course Assessment:

Continuous Assessment PLO Percentage Total SLT
1 Assignment 1 THPA 10 As in CLO 2 (6h)
2 Assignment 2 THDS 10 As in CLO 3 (6h)
3 Project THDS, SCMT 15 As in CLO 4 (12h)
4 Test KW, THPA 15 1h 30m
Final Assessment Percentage Total SLT
1 Final Examination KW, THPA, THDS 50 2 hours
Grand Total 100 80 hours
L: Lecture, T: Tutorial, P: Practical, O: Others

Special requirement to deliver the course (e.g: software, nursery, computer lab, simulation room):

Computer lab with Autodesk Revit, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Power BI and Tableau