Singapore University of Social Sciences

Building Information Modeling for Facilities Management

Building Information Modeling for Facilities Management (FMT313)


FMT313 Building Information Modeling for Facilities Management provides an overview of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how it can be applied to facilities management. The objective of the course is to enable the undergraduates to read and navigate the BIM software, and to impart knowledge of best building information modeling practices and techniques to improve facilities management practices such as venue and space management.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: EVERY JAN


  • Construction IT, Update on BIM journey in Singapore
  • Virtual design and construction
  • IT in facilities management such as FCC and BAS
  • Basics in BIM
  • Benefits of BIM, Maintainable Design Appraisal System (MiDAS), Smart FM - IoT integration, New Features of FMS: new model engine for digital twin, Autodesk Forge, and a mobile app to facilitate the BIM-FM process
  • Reading and navigation
  • Rendering and modelling
  • Integration and 4D BIM
  • Regulatory submission procedures
  • BIM for the facilities manager
  • Best practices
  • The future of BIM

Learning Outcome

  • Discuss the uses of construction IT and BIM in facilities management
  • Appraise the practices of BIM
  • Assess the value of BIM
  • Examine building information using BIM
  • Recommend BIM techniques in facilities management
  • Improve facilities management practices by using BIM
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