CGN – 4905/6905 Construction Modeling and Simulation (dual list)

Syllabus – Construction Modeling and Simulation

Overview: Exploration of data-rich, object-oriented, and parametric representation technologies of civil engineering facilities, from which views and information can be extracted and analyzed for construction project acquisition, planning, and controls. Topics include Building Information Modeling (BIM) for engineering design, model-driven cost estimating, construction operations simulation, scanning and photogrammetry technologies, and advanced topics in construction modeling and simulation.

NOTE: This class will focus on the applications of BIM. No previous knowledge required. 

[Software packages to be covered]:

[Previous student works]:

<— BIM Design in Revit

<— Clash Detection with Navisworks

<— 4D simulation of construction activities in Navisworks

<— Photogrammetry

<— Construction coordination and cost estimating with Assemble

<— Flying the drone together


CGN – 6905 Advanced Information Technologies in Construction (graduate level)

Syllabus – Adv Construction Info Tech


Overview: Exploration of emerging technologies for the construction industry including hardware and software systems such as BIM, RFID, sensor network, information systems, cloud computing, machine learning, and information strategy planning; using information strategy planning by owners and contractors to effectively enhance the management of business entities and projects in construction.

NOTE: This class will focus on the applications of the emerging technologies. No previous knowledge required. 

[Students working on mapping 100-year evolution of construction technologies]:

This class was reported by Engineering News-Record (ENR): https://www.enr.com/articles/17215-facebook-timeline-tracks-century-of-construction-technology?v=preview

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009402595232

[Representative Technologies to be Covered]:


<— Sensing technologies

<— Scanning technologies

<— Big Data

<— Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Deep Learning


<— “Serious” Virtual Reality lectures

<— Neural Science in Civil Engineering