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ARCHT 270 - Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) - Orlando Flores

Course:Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Professor:Orlando Flores
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Short hair, Hispanic, wearing a dark burgundy shirt and black blazer, and of course I am smiling

Hello and Welcome! – It will be a pleasure to work with you in this course. My academic experience includes an AS Degree in Interior Design, Bachelor of Architecture, and Master of Interior Architecture. Professional experience covers mixed-use projects, affordable housing, single family, facility management, and hotels that including interiors and architectural aspects. Currently, I am working as Design Manager and running a small Architectural and Interior Design Business. Additionally, I am an instructor at COC and UCLA Extension. 

Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for Architecture and Interior Design projects. Includes beginning to intermediate techniques for 3D modeling using BIM software as well as preparing photorealistic renderings and animations with materials, lighting, furniture, and people.

What to Expect in this Course

Students will develop two single family residences that will be documented through Architectural floor plan, Reflected Ceiling plan, Finish Floor plan, Furniture plan, Schedules, Details, Diagrams, and Renderings.

In this course you will be introduced to Building Information Modeling (BIM). Specifically, the interface, modeling tools, and Rendering settings of the latest version of Revit.

Types of Assessments

Online exams, quizzes, online discussion boards, models, and written assignments.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

This class does not require a book. However, if the students need a book to reinforce basic Revit skills, the student may obtain Mastering Autodesk Revit 2020 1st edition by Lance Kirby, Eddy Krygiel and Marcus Kim (The class does not go over this book, but this is a good Revit  resource).

Other Relevant Course Information

Prerequisite: ARCHT-160 Recommended Preparation: ARCHT-084 or ID-084

Software: Latest version of Revit

Students may obtain free open educational access to software

NOTE: The class uses videos and class instruction based on Revit for Windows. Mac version is not supported. Mac users may install a parallel desktop or Boot camp to allow the windows installation and access the required software version

In order to remain in class please complete the introduction module in order to unlock the content for the class. Otherwise, the content will be locked, and you may be dropped from the class.

For students who are trying to add the class, they may contact the instructor through email requesting the add code. After the add code is provided, the student will be able to enroll in the class. If the student experiences problems when registering the class they may contact Admission and Records.

Additional Resources


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Last updated: 08/08/2021 Sub#: 485