BIMagination: From 3D to 5D

BIMagination: From 3D to 5D

4.54 out of 5 based on 13 customer ratings
(13 customer reviews)


From 3D to 4D or time and 5D or cost, Building Information Modeling (BIM) enables designers and project teams to model various building elements, components, and configurations to achieve optimal energy usage and green building functionality.

Product Description

Is there a 5th dimension when it comes to green building design, construction and operation? Building Information Modeling (BIM) uses sophisticated software to project how a building functions and not just how it looks. From 3D to 4D or time and 5D or cost, BIM enables designers and project teams to model various building elements, components, and configurations to achieve optimal energy usage and green building functionality. Many believe BIM will become standard practice for building green at some point in the future. It produces the greatest advantages when the entire project team is involved at the design phase by enabling team members to assess inputs and outputs as modeling intelligence grows with each modeling iteration. BIM can also be used to monitor and assess building operations once occupied. This course looks at how BIM is being utilized by the design, construction, and operations professionals to embrace sustainability. The course also looks at BIM case studies in which modeling software and strategies have been used in real world projects.

13 reviews for BIMagination: From 3D to 5D

  1. 5 out of 5


    Very good explanation for the relation between green buildings and BIM process.

  2. 5 out of 5


    Very informative

  3. 4 out of 5


    Super interesting topic to learn

  4. 5 out of 5


    that was thorough. thank you for the new apps

  5. 4 out of 5


    Lots of information for a 2 hour course. Well presented & informative.

  6. 5 out of 5


    informative and innovative

  7. 4 out of 5


    Well organized and professional.

  8. 5 out of 5


    Very useful information

  9. 4 out of 5


    The content was very good, the only comment that I have is that it was redundant on some topics. The transition of the slides was slow, so the course took more than what I had scheduled.

  10. 5 out of 5


    Good job

  11. 4 out of 5


    Great course, spans from the basics of BIM to the more hands-on application related to green building functionality. As a BIM-user I was able to get some aspects of the course to be applicable in my every-day workflow but I would say that the course is definitely suited for someone who has little experience with BIM or for someone looking for argumentation of “green BIM”.

  12. 4 out of 5


    A very detailed and highly informative multipoint look at BIM from first conceptual design, thru construction and operations to future possibilities. Well presented using over 100 slides and verbal clips that focus directly on the slide shown. Interesting case studies shown BIM ‘in action’ with informative narratives that expand on the BIM basics and will help both the beginner and early adopters to understand the role of BIM in advancing the design/build/operations sequence that can aid all participants in the process.

  13. 5 out of 5


    The content of the course is very general at the beginning so professionals who are not familiar with the topic can understand it from its basis. It also detailed some specific aspects of the BIM Technology and its uses as the presentation went on. Even though this is a 2-hour course, the content keep the attention of the audience the whole time, since the information is always related to the LEED Certification Process. Therefore, the whole content could be understood as the language was that of the green building professionals.
    From the learner experience, as this was my first approach to a BIM technology course, I recommend that the course can be taken by any professional of the design, construction or maintenance team since it encompassed aspects of the whole life cycle of a project building. It also shows application case studies, BIM softwares in the market and the future of the technology. The course also states how BIM correlates and will meet the needs of the building and infrastructure sectors if used with the appropriate training.
    This is a very complete course that will help the professionals who take it to understand the BIM process as a whole and how it relates to IPD enhancing the whole design, construction and maintenance processes of a building, thus reducing costly “unpredicted” changes.

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  1. Understand role of BIM on GB projects
  2. Analyze the components of BIM
  3. Identify BIM’s impact through out project life cycle
  4. Identify BIM’s footprint on cost, schedule, modleing, visualization and schedule