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dc.contributor.authorPuolitaival, Taija
dc.contributor.authorKestle, Linda
dc.contributor.authorDavies, Kathryn
dc.contributor.authorForsythe, P.
dc.description.abstractVirtual Design and Construction (VDC) is effecting a fundamental change throughout the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, and educational institutes have taken different approaches in response. A few have adopted an integrated approach which adds VDC into existing curricula, others have concentrated on delivering separate content via dedicated subject or have focused more on the technology, Building Information Modelling (BIM), or taken a wider approach by also including the VDC process. Under these differing scenarios, appropriate assessment modes come into question, and need to be centred around intended learning outcomes. This paper focusses on the challenges of setting up and conducting assessments for VDC in a tertiary construction project management (CPM) education setting. A developmental action research methodology was adopted leading to a documented case study, built around an undergraduate level BCons CPM course (Planning and Organisation 2) at Unitec. VDC was used as a central delivery and assessment vehicle. The main challenges encountered were twofold, firstly, finding the balance between CPM knowledge and skills and BIM software skills, and secondly, the unfamiliarity of the VDC environment for both the students and the teaching staff.en_NZ
dc.publisherRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)en_NZ
dc.rights© RICS 2015en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction educationen_NZ
dc.subjectvirtual design and construction (VDC)en_NZ
dc.subjectBIM (building information modelling)en_NZ
dc.subjectconstruction project management (CPM)en_NZ
dc.titleAssessment in virtual design and construction educationen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130108 Technical, Further and Workplace Educationen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150312 Organisational Planning and Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPuolitaival, T., Kestle, L., Davies, K., & Forsythe, P. (2015, July). Assessment in virtual design and construction education. In RICS (Ed.), Paper presented at Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors COBRA-AUBEA Joint International Conference (pp.65-74).en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Technology, Sydney (UTS)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleCOBRA AUBEA 2015 Sydney, Australia 8 – 10 July 2015en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleConstruction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS-COBRA 2015)en_NZ
unitec.conference.titleAustralasian Universities’ Building Educators Association Conference (AUBEA 2015)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgConstruction, Building and Real Estate Research (COBRA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgAustralasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgRoyal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationSydney (N.S.W.)en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaConstruction + Engineering

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