Platform for starters in the geo sector

200 courses, 20 online supports, 60 moocs,

10 work to work trajectories,

30 trainees

Course: Bouw Informatie Model ( BIM )

  • Description
  • Planning and Registration

The BIM course takes 4 days and costs € 1495,-.

Group discount: If you register several students for this course, a discount of 25% on the 2nd student, 50% on the 3rd student and 75% on the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th student.

This course BIM is suitable for 2D architectural draughtsmen who will be involved in 3D construction and BIM.
You work in construction projects and you increasingly have to deal with exchanging information for contractors and clients. The exchange of information, fitting into the BIM Model, is becoming increasingly important to you.


Because geographical information is within reach for everyone thanks to technical developments, Geo-ICT applications are given a strategic function within sectors such as water, mobility, infrastructure, environment and energy. Geo-information has become commonplace. It can be both 2D and 3D information and it is object-oriented, which is why it can also be exchanged and linked with all kinds of other information.

Many parties are involved in projects in construction and civil engineering. Large organizations such as Rijkswaterstaat, Schiphol, the Railways and ministries are increasingly outsourcing construction and civil works, but want to keep control. That is why there is a need for an information model in which the how and what is agreed with regard to the exchange of Information. The construction world is increasingly working with the Building Information Model (BIM).

The Building Information Model (BIM) is not a software package, application or system. The development therefore does not lie with one party, but is provided by the entire market. BIM consists of a number of roles that are closely interrelated. BIM is a digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of the object to be built. It serves as a basic source of information for the entire life cycle from the first sketch, through construction, delivery and management to demolition and reuse.

Day 1: CAD / GIS and BIM management

This module covers the basics of using GIS in CAD modeling. The students learn to apply GIS data publicly and freely available in the design and to make GIS analyzes. Also in this module the basic principles of a BIM are explained by means of the application Navisworks. The student learns to merge models, perform clash detection, make a 4D planning / phasing and visualize the whole. The final assignment is to make a 3D area model of the existing environment, including the new designs of models. The AutoCAD and Revit techniques from the previous blocks are used for this. A thematic presentation and a GIS analysis during a practical together with an assessment of the area model form the mark of this module.

Day 2: Area information model

With the help of some simple GIS techniques in the CAD environment and the use of the data obtained from it, together with the freely available data and self-made 3D models, the student is introduced to the world of Area Models. An area model actually contains the existing outdoor space with BM models of new objects appearing therein. That can be roads, buildings and works of art etc. This class is concluded with an extensive area model. The tools used for this are Revit, Navisworks, QGIS and Infraworks.

Day 3: Architectural and structural modeling

In this module all functionalities of Revit are discussed, with a lot of tutorial on the basis of instructional videos and an extensive syllabus. During the lessons, students are trained as a 3D / BIM modeller in this case by modeling / designing various buildings / objects. After this block, the student will be able to independently create a 3D model and convert this 3D model into 2D (VO / DO) drawings. The block is concluded with a final assignment where a DO drawing must be made, including quantity statements, using a 3D model.

Day 4: Architectural detailing

The students who choose this class learn how to further detail a 3D model. Both simple and complex (curved) shapes will be discussed. The emphasis is on making UO drawings. This class is concluded with a project assignment where, from a 3D model, complex detail drawings will be created.

Learning objectives of this course:

  • You will learn the basic principles of BIM
  • You will learn how to use GIS when modeling in CAD
  • You will be introduced to the world of the Area Models
  • You learn to make 3D models and convert them to 2D drawings
  • You learn to make detailed 3D models
  • You learn to make an execution design