Porto, Portugal

BIM Summer School 2020 - Postponed to July 2021

when 15 July 2020 - 29 July 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2.5 EC
fee EUR 650

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course has been postponed to 2021.

In Europe, the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) sector has known a considerable growth in recent years, mainly based on a new paradigm associated with the development and incorporation of information systems and digital tools supporting the design, execution and maintenance of constructions.

These new tools are responsible for the response to the current and future market demands, particularly those regarding the increasing construction complexity, proliferation of information, reduced deadlines and stricter cost control.

In the context of the AEC sector digitalisation, Building Information Modelling (BIM) emerges as a modernization and restructuring methodology for the construction industry, stimulating collaboration among stakeholders and promoting increased efficiency and productivity in the sector.

The BIM methodology is already a reality in many European countries where it has been a mandatory requirement in several projects promoted by public and private entities and based on specific legislation already developed or under development and implementation.

In addition, Higher Education Institutions have been addressing this topic generally with the incorporation of sparse BIM related topics in the curricula of engineering and architecture courses and with the promotion of new training offers in this field.

ISEP promotes the second edition of the BIM Summer School (BIMSSC 2020) from 15 to 29 July 2020. This summer school in the field of BIM methodology is lectured by ISEP staff and invited experts from universities and companies. The approach is essentially practical and combines the methodology and processes inherent to BIM, with its use supported by specific platforms and applications. The curricular plan of the course comprises 90 hours of contact, spread over 9 modules and a supervised project work. Visits to companies, lectures given by invited speakers and social events have also been prepared.

Course leader

Diogo Ribeiro, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, ISEP
Ricardo Santos, MSc, Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering Department, ISEP
Rui Gavina, MSc, Founder member of ISEPBIM, Civil Engineering Department, ISEP
Hermes Carvalho, PhD

Target group

Undergraduate, Master's and PhD students in civil engineering, mechanical engineering and architecture. Professionals in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, architecture, and other fields within AEC industry.

Course aim

To acquire knowledge of an integrated and multidisciplinary work methodology, based on the manipulation and management of information centralized in a virtual model of a building, called Building Information Modeling (BIM). The students should be able to implement the BIM methodology in their work processes, making use of the advanced technology and procedures in the various phases of the life cycle of a building.

Fee info

EUR 650: Public in general