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Enhancing the graduates’ employability and career development through building information modelling intensive training

Ismail, Aimi Sara and Ali, Kherun Nita and A. Iahad, Noorminshah and Mustaffa, Nur Emma and Yusuf, Badiru Yunusa (2019) Enhancing the graduates’ employability and career development through building information modelling intensive training. International Journal of Built Environment and Sustainability, 6 (1-2). pp. 91-99. ISSN 2289-8948

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.11113/ijbes.v6.n1-2.387

Abstract

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an emerging technological process which highly promotes a better collaborative working environment in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. It is essential that the Higher Education (HE) sector innovates its education system to integrate between different disciplines in the AEC industry to encourage the adoption of BIM. In conjunction with this, BIM Intensive Training was conducted for a selected number of final year undergraduate students at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. They were assigned a real time construction project, utilizing BIM software applications for model authoring, model review, 4D modelling and project coordination. It was observed that the participants were able to overcome various challenges through information sharing and team collaboration. A BIM coordination workflow was produced during the training to assist them in organizing their work. Although their existing knowledge of BIM and their skills using the software applications were quite limited, they were capable in learning expeditiously as the assignment provided them with real-world problems. A year after the training, more than half of the participants agreed that the training had helped them to secure their employment and excel in their current involvements in BIM-based projects. However, due to the current scenario many firms are yet to embrace BIM, there are participants who could not utilize the training. Hence, the establishment of a dynamic and continuous collaboration between professionals and HE sector is the way forward in transforming the traditional structure of AEC industry into a more collaborative and technological approach.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Building Information Modelling, Collaborative working, Education
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction > TH434-437 Quantity surveying
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:85149
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:17 Mar 2020 16:17
Last Modified:17 Mar 2020 16:17

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