Introduction to Building Information Management


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Concepts, technologies and methods to analyse and develop models that describe a building's functional systems and components as well as processes in construction.
  • Concepts, techniques and methods to develop product and process models in construction
  • Methods for management of knowledge and information in construction, including different types of models and data representation.


  • Explain the fundamental differences between various types of building models and process models.
  • Explain central aspects of model supported collaboration between actors of the construction process.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of information standards in the field, including classification systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant national and international initiatives regarding the use of information technology in the construction industry.
  • Explain the properties of different information representations and their suitability for modelling of different systems.


  • The course provides students with a number of basic skills to participate in the implementation of ICT-based systems in construction business.

Type of instruction

Lectures and exercises in groups supplemented with workshops, presentation seminars and more.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS project module, the workload is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examIntroduction to Building Information Management
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleIntroduktion til byggeriets informationshåndtering
Module codeB-BL-K2-7
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science