2023-2024 / ARCH3327-1

Digital tools for architecture


40h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in architecture5 crédits 


Abdelkader Boutemadja, Aurélie de Boissieu, Thomas Dissaux, Amélie Halbach, Loris Moray, Gizem Yüksek


Aurélie de Boissieu

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course focuses on the challenges of building data modeling and BIM practices as defined in the international standard ISO 19650. This course is an approach to BIM as a support for the project design activity of architecture. It consists of an approach to the development of a database necessary for collaboration and communication of the architectural project.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Define a BIM modeling strategy relevant to your project objectives,
  • To model in line with your design objectives
  • To document and quantify a project from a BIM model.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Previous classes must be validated :

  • CCG : Image et numérique,
  • Projet
  • Construction
  Erasmus students are welcome.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Every week the class is organised into hands-on Lab work (around 2 hours). This work is organised either in lab or at home according to the calendar.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Blended learning

Additional information:

The course is taught in French. 

The course materials (exercises, videos, articles, etc.) are published on ecampus.

Depending on the schedule, some practical work sessions are given in an "hybrid" mode. In this case, the content necessary for the lab is given in advance, work can be done remotely from home and teachers and assistants are available at given schedule for one-to-one support (answers to questions, additional explanations, etc.).

Recommended or required readings

In French: 

In english : 

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

  • Evaluation of TP work continuity
  • Evaluation of personal work
  • Final examen

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

A final exam is now added to the class evaluation modality. 


Aurélie de Boissieu - Enseignante coordinatrice (aurelie.deboissieu@uliege.be)

Kader Boutemadja (aboutemadja@uliege.be)

Thomas Dissaux (tdissaux@uliege.be)

Amélie Halbach (amelie.halbach@uliege.be)

Loris Moray (loris.moray@uliege.be)

Association of one or more MOOCs