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Introduction to BIM.

Learn the BIM knowledge you need to succeed today.

BIM education program.

Introduction to BIM.

Certified BIM Practitioner. (coming soon)

Certified BIM Executive. (coming soon)

Certified BIM Manager. (coming soon)

Certified BIM Coordinator. (coming soon)

Certified BIM Designer. (coming soon)

Introduction to BIM is our first course for those who are just getting to know BIM.

The Introduction to BIM is the first online course offered by TBFA’s BIM Education Program. It is the best-rounded certificate aiming at existing Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Building Operation professionals. This 90-minute with 8-section course provides the majority of the important knowledge from understating what Building Information Modeling means to various management systems that are critical for anyone wanting to initiate or jump right into a BIM project.

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Course description.
Introduction to BIM.

The Introduction to BIM is a 90-minute online condensed course aims at working professionals within the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry who wants to obtain the general BIM knowledge and understanding of the concepts, process, and technology of BIM in order to confidently take on any BIM project. 


This 8-section course was created for the purpose of providing those with minimal or no industry experience, specifically focused on those who are in the design, engineering and management position within the building industry.


The intent of this course is not to make the participant an immediate expert of BIM or it is intended to provide the participant with full knowledge of any particular BIM software application. This course is only meant to provide the concept of BIM as well as cover the technology and process behind it. We highly encourage the participant to continue to obtain further BIM knowledge through other means beyond this course.

Module breakdown.
Module breakdown

S1.0 - Introduction to Building Information Modeling.

Topic 1: "The history and the development of BIM"

Topic 2: "BIM definitions around the world"

Topic 3: "BIM characteristics and how it changed the industry"

Topic 4: "BIM Benefits"

Topic 5: "Potential BIM  uses in projects"

Topic 6: "Challenges in implementing BIM"

Topic 7: "Recommendations for adopting BIM"

Topic 8: "BIM pitfalls and myths"

Learning objectives.

BIM is a comprehensive approach of combining factors such as technology, processes, and people in order to improve productivity for the design and construction industry.

BIM has been implemented in many construction projects in Vietnam and will be more widely applied in the near future when the government officially mandate regulations to apply BIM by 2021.


This course aims to provide the most general information about BIM to help learners understand some of the basic BIM knowledge to prepare the learners to master the BIM process in the immediate future.


This course is for:

  • All personnel in the design, construction, and real estate industry.

  • Students major in design, construction or project management.

  • Anyone who cares about BIM.

  • This course is intended to help students:

    • Understand the origins and history of BIM's development.

    • Understanding BIM concepts in the world.

    • Identify the features & benefits of BIM Understand the impacts of BIM on the construction industry.

    • Recognize the challenges of implementing BIM at all levels Understand BIM applications at all stages of the project Clarify misconceptions about BIM


The objectives of this course are for the participant to learn:

  • The fundamentals of BIM and its historical precedents.

  • The understanding of basic BIM principles.

  • The importance of components and data in a 3D BIM model.

  • The current use of BIM in practice and the federated model.

  • The basic data integration of a 3D BIM model.

  • The current use of BIM models in practice and construction activities.

  • The understanding and future implications of modeling software and hardware.

Elements of our BIM course.

The main strategy for each session is through online lectures.


  • The first part of the session will be the lecture by the instructor on a specific topic.

  • The second part is for the student to ask the instructor questions and look to apply the use of BIM in their everyday project activities.


Participate and Share Ideas:


Keep in mind that most of the learning will come from the discussion and communication of others through the knowledge shared. Since the session is only online, it is important everyone does their part and participate and discusses as many ideas and solutions as possible with each other through everyone's unique experiences by all means possible (online, chat rooms, meetings, etc.)


To get the most out of this course, be sure to get involved, participate, question and stay active in all of the upcoming courses by TBFA. 

Course record.

Once completed, the participant will be added to the TBFA’s Members’ Directory of officially qualified individuals who have completed the course.


This database can be used by the participants to keep track of completed courses and certificates as well as receive transcripts. It is also a way for others to verify and identify the authenticity of those who have completed the required certificate.


Check out the list of current Certified Members here.

Course assessment.

Your feedback is very important to our program. TBFA needs everyone’s opinion in order to improve the course, sessions and even this particular booklet. We encourage everyone to provide comments and assess the course experience through the online evaluation page at:


www.tbf-academy/intro-to-bim/evaluation (coming soon)

  • Minimum of 2 years in the design, engineering, and construction industry.

  • High-school diploma.

For frequently asked questions regarding this course, please check out our FAQ here

For all other questions and inquiries, please contact us. 

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