CEE 120B/220B Advanced Building Modeling Workshop | Winter 2023
CEE 120B/220B Advanced Building Modeling Workshop | Winter 2023

CEE 120B/220B Advanced Building Modeling Workshop | Winter 2023


Answers to Common Questions about Enrolling

Here are some quick tips to help you choose the best way to enroll and get set up in this course:

What's the difference between 120B and 220B?

The content in 120B and 220B is the same, so the choice usually comes down to whether you're a undergrad or graduate student.  The 200 series courses count toward graduate student graduation requirements.

Should I enroll for 2, 3, or 4 units?
  • The course is designed to be a 3-unit course, so most students enroll this way.
  • The 2-unit option allows students who have a cap on the number of units to take the class for fewer units by completing the main project work, but skipping many of the practice exercises.
  • The 4-unit option is available for students who want to complete a more extensive project (modeling with greater detail at each phase).
Is CEE 120A/220A a prerequisite?  I've taken some modeling courses before...

CEE 120A/220A - our introductory Building Information Modeling course is not a prerequisite, but it will be very helpful to have good BIM skills from this course or prior courses/work experiences.

  • In CEE 120B/220B, we'll assume that everyone has experience creating basic building models and using modeling tools like Revit. We will do building modeling, but we'll be using many of Revit's advanced modeling, analysis, and coordination tools.
  • If your BIM skills are a bit rusty, be sure to use the first two weeks of this class (which focus more on analysis and conceptual design) to build up your basic modeling skills. 
  • We've added everyone in this class as an observer to another Canvas course (CEE 199L-40) which includes all the workflows and demo videos from CEE 120A/220. While you won't be completing any assignments there, please use these videos as a helpful resource to practice and build up your modeling skills.
Is the software used in this class available on cluster computers?

The software that we'll be using in CEE 120B/220B has been installed on most of the computers in Y2E2 184, so you'll be able to work in that cluster when it is available.  We highly recommend also installing the software on your own computer, so you'll be able to work at all times -- even when the cluster is unavailable.

Welcome and Tips for Getting Started | What to Do First

Welcome to this quarter's Advanced Building Modeling Workshop!   Here are a few pointers as we get ready to start the new quarter...

All Class Materials Are Available Online

This quarter, we’ll be offering this class in an online format that will enable you to work through the class modules at your own pace at the times that are most convenient for your busy schedules!  So, there’s no regularly scheduled class time or meeting room -- it’s all available online through Canvas.

Preparing for Our Weekly Sessions

You won’t be alone on this journey -- we will be meeting as a group online for weekly module kickoff sessions.  And you'll be meeting one-on-one with the teaching team each week to review your progress and get tips about how to proceed with your project.

Don't worry If you’re not available to join in live for a module kickoff session -- all of these sessions will be recorded and available to view at your convenience through Canvas.

Getting Ready for Our First Session -- Things to Do Over the Next Day or Two

Here are some things to get started with now, prior to our course kickoff session:

1.  Please take a few moments to introduce yourself, so we get a better sense of who's in our class community:

Introduce Yourself

2.  If you don't yet have an Autodesk ID with educational access, please sign up for an Autodesk ID using these instructions:

CEE 120B/220B:
Software Tools to Install
CEE 120B/220B: Software Tools to Install

3.  Please share (or update) your contact info, so we can set you up in the online systems that we'll be using to collaborate and share our work:

4.  Install Revit 2023 on Your Computer

Another important step to get up and running in CEE 120B/220B is to install the software that we'll be using on your computer.  You won't need this for the first Kickoff session, but you will need to have the software installed to complete the practice exercises in Module 2 (due next week).  If you've already installed Revit 2023 for CEE 120A/220A, you're all set!  If not, please follow the instructions in:

CEE 120B/220B:
Software Tools to Install
CEE 120B/220B: Software Tools to Install

Looking forward to meeting with you and getting started on this exciting new journey!

Autodesk Construction Cloud Project
Assignments / Late Submissions Policy

Add your Design Journal and assignment submissions to the subpages below.

  • You can submit two assignments up to 2 days late without deduction — if you notify the teaching team 12 hours before the submission deadline.
    • For example, when an assignment is due on Monday night — if you:
      • notify the teaching team at least 12 hours in advance
      • and submit the assignment before Wednesday midnight
      • then no points will be deducted.

  • Each day after the 2-day grace period, 10% of the total points will be deducted from your score each day.
  • Submissions will be accepted up to 1 week after the due date, and your score will be reduced by 50% of the total points.
  • Submissions will not be accepted after more than 1 week from the due date.

Module Assignments

✅ Completed

Class Community
Module 2 Building Model Integration & Coordination |
Module 5 Schematic Design — Space Planning & Building Layout

👀 Current /Upcoming Week

Module 11 Systems Design — Power & Lighting Systems


🔭 Future Weeks

📗 Design Journals & Submissions

These pages link to all your class submissions. Use them to quickly access all your Design Journal entries.

120B/220B Students - Winter 2023

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