Changing learning landscape: from CAD to BIM and beyond

David Edward Morton, Ignasi Pérez Arnal

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This study considers how and when students actively move between analogue (traditional), and digital methods (CAD/BIM) of design exploration. It maps the design process to explore how traditional methods with the convention of abstraction are becoming intermixed with the opportunities of synthetic simulation, via digital methods, during the students’ design process. The studies original contribution to knowledge focuses on a deeper understanding of how and when analogue and digital methods are used in the design process, collated to design out comes. It is, foremost, the first study in this subject area to analyse the use of CAD and BIM in parallel with traditional methods of abstraction and simulation in the design process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations IV
EditorsJ.J. Casares Long, L. Mahdjoubi, A. Galiano Garrigos
Place of PublicationSouthampton
PublisherWIT Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781784664428
ISBN (Print)9781784664411
Publication statusPublished - 17 Nov 2021
EventBIM 2021: 4th International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Design, Construction and Operations - Online, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Oct 202129 Oct 2021

Publication series

NameWIT Transactions on the Built Environment
PublisherWIT Press
ISSN (Print)1746-4498
ISSN (Electronic)1743-3509


ConferenceBIM 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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