Monroe County Community College’s Applied Science and Engineering Technology Division has introduced a new building information modeling course for current and prospective building construction professionals that allows them to explore building and construction projects digitally before they are built, Parmeshwar (Peter) Coomar, dean of the ASET Division has announced.

The course, Building Information Modeling for Construction Management (CONM 296), will be offered for the first time this Winter Semester, which begins January 6.

According to Dr. E. Emrah Kazan, who recently joined at MCCC as the new full-time associate professor of construction management technology and will teach the course, BIM for Construction Management is beneficial not only for current students, but also for those who are already in the field, such as:

  • Construction project managers and professionals
  • Structural engineers
  • Architects
  • Interior designers
  • Estimators
  • Quality managers
  • Facility managers
  • Contract administrators
  • Project document controllers
  • Surveyors

“The construction industry is transforming and embracing new technologies,” Kazan said. “Core competency development with software and hardware technologies is necessary to realize the benefits of digital technology. We developed this course to teach individuals how to integrate designs of the different disciplines – architectural, interior design, structural, mechanical, plumbing and electrical – in a single BIM using Autodesk Revit.”

According to ArchDaily, Revit can be used to capture design intent efficiently and accurately in 3D; producing consistent, coordinated and complete model-based building designs and documentation.

Specialty applications for construction management functions, including construction simulation, model-based estimating and interference checking are also covered in the class, Kazan said.

Building Information Modeling for Construction Management is being offered in a blended format. Blended classes combine a significant amount of Web-based instruction with some face-to-face classroom instruction. In-person meetings will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:25 p.m. January 10 through April 27 in Career Technology Center, Room 154. The remainder of classwork will be completed online.

For information on how to register for the course, contact Jennifer St. Charles, administrative assistant to the dean of applied Science and engineering technology, at (734) 384-4112 or

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Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition.  The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit.  The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border.  Detailed information about MCCC is available at

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