Course code Arhi3088

Credit points 3

BIM Coordination

Total Hours in Course81

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes8

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours49

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitInstitute of Civil Engineering and Wood Processing

Course developer


Arturs Neiburgs

Mg. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

Arhi1020, Construction Graphics

Arhi2051, Architecture II

Course abstract

Students learn how to create a federated BIM model by combining 3D models of different disciplines of a construction project into a single model. Visual and automated collision analysis is performed for the federated model. Within the course, students combine the building model developed in the “Architecture II” course with the models developed in the course “Heating and Ventilation” and “Water Supply and Sewerage”. Students get acquainted with the basic principles of void reservation for engineering networks and aligning with other disciplines.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

1. Student understands the basic principles and processes of the federated BIM model, knows the terminology lecture;
2. Is able to prepare a federated BIM model from several project disciplines - laboratory work;
3. Able to perform visual and automated collision analysis, prepare a clash check report - laboratory work;
4. Development and preparation of void reservation information for other disciplines of the project - practical work;
5. Information quality and content accordance to the project task - practical work.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Basic principles of BIM modelling (lecture) - 3h;
2. Federated BIM model (lecture) - 2h;
3. IFC and BCF standards (lecture) - 1h;
4. Structuring model information (lecture) - 2h;
5. Creation of voi reservation (practical work) - 4h;
6. Model information quality and content evaluation (practical work) - 4h;
7. Development of a federated model (laboratory work) - 4h
8. Collision analysis (laboratory work) - 6h;
9. Automated model checks according to standards (laboratory work) - 4h;

10. Industry news. Clash check report preparation (laboratory work) - 2h;

Requirements for awarding credit points

The student must attend at least 85% of classes. All practical works must be credited.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Student conducts research of literature and internet resources on the types of workflows of federated BIM models, using combinations of different software used in the industry. For example, workflow Revit-Archicad, Revit-Tekla, Archicad-Tekla-Revit, etc.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

The evaluation of the study course is formed from the arithmetic mean evaluation of all practical works.
Practical work is evaluated in accordance with the evaluation procedure specified in the practical work tasks. If a student submits a practical work after the deadline, its assessment can reach 50% of the maximum possible.

Compulsory reading

1. Būves informācijas modelēšanas rokasgrāmata [tiešsaiste],2015. Skatīts: [27.10.2020.] Pieejams:
2. COBIM 2012, Common BIM requirements [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 27.10.2020.]. Pieejams:
3. Būvju informācijas modelēšanas (BIM) terminoloģija LVS 1052:2018. [iešsaiste] [skatīts 27.10.2020.]. Skatīts: [27.10.2020.] Pieejams:
4. Standarts LVS NE ISO 19650:2019 [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 27.10.2020.]. Pieejams:

Further reading

1. Standarti ISO/TS 12911:2012, LVS NE ISO 16739:2017, LVS NE ISO 29481-1:2018, LVS NE ISO 29481-2:2017.
2. BIM Corner mājas lapa. Interneta resurss. [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 27.10.2020.]. Pieejams:
3. VNĪ BIM kompetences centrs, [tiešsaiste] [skatīts 27.10.2020.].Pieejams:


Compulsory course of professional bachelor's degree program Construction.