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Providing Collaborative Education with an International Dimension: An Ulster University and Pennsylvania State University Case Study (J)

Comiskey, David, McKane, Mark, Eadie, Robert and Goldberg, David (2016) Providing Collaborative Education with an International Dimension: An Ulster University and Pennsylvania State University Case Study (J). International Journal of 3-D Information Modeling, 5 (2). pp. 1-15. [Journal article]

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URL: http://www.igi-global.com/gateway/article/172178

DOI: 10.4018/IJ3DIM.2016040101

Abstract

The BIM process, encompassing the use of Common Data Environments (CDEs), collaborative working and the sharing of approved, up-to-the-minute information, has revolutionized the construction industry. However, this method of delivery is something which is alien to many needing a paradigm shift in communication methods (Homayouni et al, 2010), as most are more familiar with traditional approaches such as email communication and sharing communication and sharing ‘marked up’ hard copies of drawings. In the technology driven world in which we live, it is important that those entering the industry from this point forward have an appreciation of this way of working. Therefore, this paper will provide an overview of a collaborative project which has been undertaken at Ulster University to help undergraduate students become familiar with this new way of working and communicating. The paper will outline how the students worked in multidisciplinary teams on a hypothetical building project, before collaborating asynchronously with students from Pennsylvania State University.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:BIM, Collaboration, Collaborative Working, Education
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > The Belfast School of Architecture
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
Research Institutes and Groups:Built Environment Research Institute
Built Environment Research Institute > Studies Allied to Built Environment Research (SABER)
ID Code:36957
Deposited By: Dr Robert Eadie
Deposited On:06 Apr 2017 14:43
Last Modified:06 Apr 2017 14:43

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