Building Information Modeling Academic Assessment

International Architecture Workshop UPC-UAM
  • Miguel Ángel Pérez SandovalEmail author
  • Isidro Navarro Delgado
  • Georgina Sandoval
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1160)


The future construction professionals must have great communication and teamwork skills. In order to create new collaborative academic environments, we intend to carry out the “1st International BIM Workshop for the resolution of Social Projects” during the 2019/2020 period. The students of the Metropolitan Autonomous University/Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco (UAM Azcapotzalco) and the Barcelona Higher Technical School of Architecture/Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB) UPC, will have the task to perform an urban equipment project. We would like to explore different methods to improve collaborative education therefore this task will be done from a distance with the help of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) methodology. This project will be developed on an online collaborative workshop that will take the students through different professional scenarios where they can better simulate the challenges of the real world. In order to have proper evaluations, we will conduct various qualitative and quantitative surveys. This task was already performed by 27 students during the third year of their Architecture Bachelor’s degree at the UAM Azcapotzalco during the 2019/2020 academic term.


BIM learning Diagnostic survey Virtual collaboration Architecture workshop 



This work is supported by the Research Group N-012, called “Learning in Community Habitat”, which belongs to the Department of Research and Design Knowledge of the Division of Science and Arts for Design at UAM Azc. In particular, it belongs to the research project under registration entitled “The BIM and its benefits for teaching and construction”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma MetropolitanaCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Politécnica de CatuluñaBarcelonaSpain

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