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A.Y. 2019 / 2020

Second semester
Type of Learning Activity 
Core subjects
Study Path 
[PDS0-2015 - Ord. 2015] common
Teaching language 


Learning objectives 

The course aims to provide students with the following cognitive skills and abilities:
D1. Knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course students will have to know the 3D design methodologies used in the lesson.
D2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding: at the end of the course students must be able to apply the knowledge acquired in point 1 to a complex building, with particular attention to architecture modeling and simulation and the use of a BIM program.
D3. Making judgments: at the end of the course the students will have to be able to choose and apply the 3D representation tools independently, based on the needs of the project and the client.
D4. Communication skills: at the end of the course students must be able to use the operational tools acquired in points 1 and 2 with the correct communication purposes.
D5. Learning skills: at the end of the course students will have to be able to study in-depth the use of 3D modeling techniques in different operational contexts.


The student must have acquired the knowledge concerning the design and representation in 2D / 3D and knowledge of the environmental and technological system of a complex building organization.


The course expands and refines the digital design knowledge already acquired by the student, with the aim of bringing it to acquire a more complete mastery of modeling and representation techniques for architecture through the use of digital tools.
In this course we will address information modeling and information representation methodologies with the aim of being able to represent to build and know how to model to communicate, in particular considering solid and surface modeling, parametric modeling and the deepening of information management architectural, proper of the Building Information Modeling.
The goal will be to bring the student to digitally reconstruct a complex architecture, the ideal continuation of the second year course, using methods and tools suitable for the management and control of complex buildings.

Teaching format 

The course consists of theoretical lessons integrated with practical exercises. The theoretical lessons intend to illustrate the methods for information modeling and representation. In the practical exercises the tools provided during the theoretical lessons for the modeling and representation of the environmental and technological component of a complex building are applied. The exercises will concern the modeling and representation of a complex building, the phase modeling, the construction of component libraries and the overall management of project information.

Extended Programme 

The extended program of the course and the schedule of the lessons can be found on the dedicated sharepoint website:

End-of-course test 

The student will have to take an oral test concerning the topics covered in the theoretical lessons and what has been developed in the exercises assigned during the course.
As part of the planned exercises, students will be asked to model and represent parts of the environmental and technological system of a complex building.

Other information 

C. EASTMAN, P. TEICHOLZ, R. SAKS, K. LISTON, Il BIM. Guida completa al Building Information Modeling per committenti, architetti, ingegneri, gestori immobiliari e imprese, Hoepli, 2016.
C. C. RIZZARDA, G. GALLO, La sfida del BIM - un percorso di adozione per progettisti e imprese, Tecniche Nuove, 2017.
A. PAVAN, C. MIRARCHI, M, GIANI, BIM: metodi e strumenti, Tecniche nuove, 2017.

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