College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


At the turn of the 21st century, the rise of new technology has helped modernize the AEC industry. Architects, engineers, general contractors, and foremen can build, collaborate, and communicate more efficiently using BIM to help facilitate the building process. The benefits of BIM have been proven through increased coordination, risk mitigation, and cost optimization. However, with the increasing use of BIM, there is a growing education gap between construction workers and BIM technology. Currently, there are three main avenues to learn BIM: in-house company training, attending college, or paying to learn independently online. The foundation for a BIM learning module can be created to help bridge the BIM education gap by analyzing current training programs available and then using the perspectives of a senior BIM engineer, an assistant project manager, and a general foreman. The two groups of people determined to benefit the most from a BIM learning module would be high school students and unemployed construction workers. This type of learning module would be most effective and easiest to implement into pre-existing learning systems such as in high schools, non-profit job training programs, or pre-apprentice programs.