Defining a problem-based learning activity to enhance critical skills for resolving prevalent issues on BIM projects

Rahimi A. Rahman, Steven Ayer

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Abstract

While problem-based learning can enhance the critical skills for resolving common issues on building information modeling (BIM) projects, there is limited evidence suggesting educators are using the pedagogy to inject common BIM issues in classrooms. Therefore, this study develops a problem-based learning activity that inserts common issues on BIM-based construction projects to develop the critical skills for resolving them. Specifically, it answers the following questions: (1) How can a problem-based learning module be developed to incorporate real-world challenges that are common on BIM-based construction projects? and (2) How can this learning module be implemented to assess the impacts on students? The authors answer the first question by identifying guidelines for problem-based learning, gathering information on BIM issues, developing content using the information, and modifying the content with the help of industry professionals. To answer the second question, the authors select assessment strategies, gather assessments from prior studies, remove overlapping and unrelated assessments, and modify the assessments to fit the module. The findings suggest that the methodology can assist educators in developing content for learning modules from industry-generated data that is not intended for educational purposes. Additionally, educators should focus on adopting assessments from prior studies when evaluating a module's impact.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction Information Technology - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages190-199
Number of pages10
Volume2018-April
ISBN (Electronic)9780784481264
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
EventConstruction Research Congress 2018: Construction Information Technology, CRC 2018 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2018Apr 4 2018

Other

OtherConstruction Research Congress 2018: Construction Information Technology, CRC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period4/2/184/4/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction

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    Rahman, R. A., & Ayer, S. (2018). Defining a problem-based learning activity to enhance critical skills for resolving prevalent issues on BIM projects. In Construction Research Congress 2018: Construction Information Technology - Selected Papers from the Construction Research Congress 2018 (Vol. 2018-April, pp. 190-199). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784481264.019