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Teaching effective collaborative information delivery and management

Nikolic, D. ORCID: and Leicht, R. (2018) Teaching effective collaborative information delivery and management. In: 35th CIB W78 2018 Conference: IT in Design, Construction, and Management, October 1-3, 2018, Chicago, Illinois, United States, pp. 841-849,

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-00220-6_101


This paper explores a pedagogical approach to teaching construction students how to plan, execute and monitor an efficient collaborative information delivery plan from the perspective of managing scope of work, time, resources and communication. This study extends the work of similar studies that tasked students with developing BIM process maps to gauge any shift in the students’ perception on their ability to map the process. In this context, students in the final year of an undergraduate construction management program participate in a team-based project to plan, execute, update and evaluate the efficiency of their collaborative information delivery plan. To plan this process, the students use references including both UK-based BIM Level 2 standards and US-based CIC BIM Project Execution Planning Guide. Through a semester-long sequence of modeling and planning activities, the students specifically aim to address the following learning objectives: (i) define and allocate project- and information delivery responsibilities; (ii) identify information workflows and respective tasks with estimated durations, and (iii) execute and update their plan to record actual tasks, durations and outcomes. Comparing the initial and executed plan would provide the students with the basis to reflect on the influence of formal planning guides on their understanding of efficient collaborative information management and delivery. In this aspect, the study contributes to the knowledge of how to pedagogically deploy industry-oriented process planning approaches for effectively teaching roles and responsibilities for engaging in interdisciplinary teams.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions:Science > School of the Built Environment > Organisation, People and Technology group
ID Code:79753
Uncontrolled Keywords:problem-based learning, BIM, collaborative process, management


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