A45 ICT curriculum design to bridge the gap between industry and academia

Smit, D, Wall, John , & Betts, Martin (2005) A45 ICT curriculum design to bridge the gap between industry and academia. In The Construction Research Conference of the RICS Foundation – the Australasian Universities' Building Educators Association Conference, 4th to 8th July 2005, Brisbane, Australia.


Building Information Model (BIM) software, collaboration platforms and 5D Construction Management software is now commercially available and presents the opportunity for construction project teams to design more cost effectively, plan construction earlier, manage costs throughout the life cycle of a building project and provide a central asset management register for facilities managers. This paper outlines the merits of taking a holistic view of ICT in curriculum design. The educational barriers to implementation of these models and planning tools are highlighted. Careful choice of computer software can make a significant difference to how quickly students can master skills; how easy it is to study and how much they enjoy learning and be prepared for employment. An argument for BIM and 5D planning tools to be introduced into the curriculum to assist industry increase productivity and efficiencies are outlined by the authors.

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ID Code: 27345
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Project 2002-067-A : E-business – Security and Legal Issues, CRC for Construction Innovation, HERN, Program A : Business and Industry Development
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
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Deposited On: 14 Sep 2009 06:24
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