I BIM -2

Coursework Specification

Module Information
Module Title Integrated Building Information Modelling Project

Module Code Number KB7038

Module Level and Credit Points 7 20 credits

Module Leader Nima Gerami Seresht

Assessment Component Number (on Module Specification) 01

Assessment Weighting (on Module Specification) 100%

Coursework Title Integrated BIM solutions for construction planning

Coursework Specification Author Nima Gerami Seresht and SeyedReza RazaviAlavi

Academic Year and Semester(s) 2020-2021 Semester 2 only

Coursework Submission and Feedback
Release Date of Coursework Specification to Students W/c 25th January 2021

Mechanism Used to Disseminate Coursework Specification to Students eLP

Date and Time of Submission of Coursework by Students 11:59 pm 16th May 2021

The mechanism for Submission of Coursework by Students
Via Blackboard Assignment facility/Turnitin submission link on eLP

Return Date of Unconfirmed Internally Moderated Mark(s) and Feedback to Students 14th June 2021

The mechanism for Return of Unconfirmed Internally Moderated Mark(s) and Feedback to Students
Individual feedback via Grade Centre eLP – Blackboard

Assessment Details
Module Learning Outcomes (MLOs) Assessed by Coursework

What will I be expected to achieve?

1. Analyse the role of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in the construction planning and management processes.
2. Formulate BIM solutions to the design challenges and the BIM’s responses to the needs of emerging offsite construction (modern methods of construction).
3. Justify and defend the design or managerial choices made within the production process of construction project.
4. Apply disciplinary knowledge and multi-disciplinary skills to overcome complex problems of practice and identify appropriate solutions.

Coursework Overview
The assessment requires you to develop BIM-based solution for a given project, which will be presented and illustrated to you in the early sessions of the module. You need to critically analyse the project and evaluate potential digital solutions for the challenges encountered with the planning and management of the project. To this end, the planning and management requirements need to be clearly identified for the given project; and the relevant BIM-based solutions need to be proposed with sufficient details for implementation to address such requirements.

Coursework Tasks to be Completed by Students
Each student will individually produce a report to include all of the followings:

1. For the given project, analyse the project and identify the project planning and management requirements throughout the project life cycle.
2. Propose possible BIM-based solutions for at least five major challenges for the identified project planning and management requirements based on the industry best practices and academic literature. The solutions need to be tailored to the given project. The used industry practices and academic literature need to be cited in the report (see section 3.5)
3. Justify why your solutions will address the project planning and management requirements of the given project.
4. Demonstrate practicality of the solutions by explaining how your solutions are implemented to the given project using one of the available BIM software packages.

Expected Size of Submission
· Your submission is expected to be 4,000 equivalent words (excluding the cover page and references section).
· Figures (diagrams, illustrations, photographs etc.) and tables are welcome but must be fully incorporated into the submission, integrated with the text and fully explained as to why they are exhibited. (250 words are counted for each figure/table used).

· The work must form a structured and coherent whole. On the cover page, identify the total number of words used (excluding the cover page and references section) and the number of figures/tables used.
· The markers will stop reading at the point when they judge that the word limit exceeds the recommended word count by more than 10%. The Northumbria University policy on word limits is available here.
· A single digital file must be submitted. The University has published guides to help you submit your work using Turnitin or Blackboard Assignment submission portals. You can find these guides under Assessment Submission, Grades & Feedback from here.

Referencing Style
You need to prepare the references of your coursework based on the Harvard referencing style using Cite Them Right webpage. An online guide to Cite Them Right is freely available to Northumbria University students here.
Assessment Criteria

Quality of presentation (including writing style, visualisation, and formatting)


Depth of analysis of the project (planning and construction management requirements) for assessing the role of BIM for improving the planning and management practices


Relevance of the proposed BIM-based solutions to the identified requirements and
challenges (the justifications of solutions)


Applying disciplinary knowledge to multi-disciplinary skills to demonstration of practicality of the proposed BIM-based solutions (how to implement the solutions)


The Referral Attempt opportunity will generally take place after the end-of-level Progression and Awards Board (PAB). If you become eligible to complete a Referral Attempt but are subsequently unable to undertake the opportunity when required, you will be permitted to re-sit the module at the next scheduled sitting of the module assessment. This will typically entail the suspension of your progression on your programme of study until such time that you have completed the level and become eligible to proceed.

Guidance for Students on Policies for Assessment
The University has several policies for assessment. The following information, which is available to you from the link below, provides guidance on these policies, including relevant procedures and forms.

(1) Assessment Regulations and Policies
(a) Assessment Regulations for Taught Awards
(b) Group Work Assessments Policy
(c) Moderation Policy
(d) Retention of Assessed Work Policy
(e) Word Limits Policy
(2) Assessment Feedback
(a) Anonymous Marking Policy
(3) Late Submission of Work and Extension Requests
(4) Personal Extenuating Circumstances
(5) Technical Extenuating Circumstances
(6) Student Complaints and Appeals
(7) Academic Misconduct
(8) Student Disability and Unforeseen Medical Circumstances


Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Environment

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KB7039 Construction Project Planning and Delivery – Component 1

Name ………………………………… Mark:



[ 100%]

Very Good [ 85%]



PASS [ 55%]

FAIL [ 45%]


Quality of presentation (writing style, visualisation, and formatting)

Exceptionally well-structured work that comprehensively addresses the module learning outcomes and specific criteria

Very well-structured work that addresses the learning outcomes and specific criteria for the module

Very clear presentation with few problems.

Reasonably clear presentation with some problems.

Presentation has a few problems but the message is delivered correctly

The presentation has too many problems so the message was unclear.

Very poor with little ability to express the ideas in a clear manner.

Depth of analysis of the project (planning and construction management requirements)

A very good attempt with few mistakes – the student clearly understands the requirements.

A good attempt with some mistakes – the student generally understanding the requirements

Some attempt with some mistakes – the student’s understanding from the requirements is acceptable.

Little attempt with many mistakes – the students show little understanding of the requirements.

Very little effort has gone into this – the student shows no real understanding of the requirements.

Relevance of the proposed BIM-based solutions to the identified requirements, (justifications for the solutions)

Solutions are clearly and logically linked to identified requirements, and justified properly

Solutions arise from identified requirements in most instances although there is some lack of clarity and proper justifications.

Some linkage of solutions and identified requirements but the work lacks depth and proper justifications.

Evidence of only surface understanding of linkages.

Little evidence of ability to derive the solutions from identified requirements.

Demonstration of practicality of the proposed BIM-based solutions (how to implement the solutions)

Solutions are practical and implementation are explained clearly

Solutions are practical and implementation are explained clearly in most cases although there is some lack of clarity

Some solutions are practical and/or the work lacks clear implementation explanation in some cases

Most solutions are not practical and/or implementations are explained very weakly that shows only surface understanding of the solutions

Little evidence of ability to propose practical solutions and/or no implementation explanations.

Feedback – 3 areas of good practice, 3 areas for potential improvement:

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