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BIM and Revit for Beginners

BIM and Revit for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 8 July 2020
  • Course duration: Wednesday to Friday 9:30 am - 4 pm, three days

This course provides a hands-on learning environment for all construction professionals in the creation of a Revit BIM model.

It’s for people who are new to the industry and subject, or those with experience but in need of a refresher.


As the UK’s leading Building Information Modelling (BIM) program, AutoDesk Revit streamlines the design process through the creation of a centralised 3D construction model.

It is an important tool for all professionals working on projects that require effective collaborations between people, process and technology.

During the first day you'll learn about levels, grids and columns, walls, doors and windows, floors, stairs, ceilings, roofs, sections, elevations, views, layouts and plotting.

Utilising these commands and techniques you'll create a building of your choice demonstrating the inclusion of all these aspects.

As the course progresses, you'll also learn about curtain walling, 3D views, rendered outputs, schedules, families (basic content creation), details and callouts, linked files and layouts and plotting.

This knowledge will extend the modelling from the first day and result in a variety of outputs of the information.

The final day will extend your knowledge further into organic conceptual modelling, how to link and collaborate to other modelling software, and an introduction to BIM analysis.

Download the course overview.

What will you gain?

You will leave this course with new skills in BIM and Revit, and an understanding of how it can apply to your next project.

You will also have ideas about how your business might benefit further from BIM and Revit.

A CPD certificate will be provided.

“This course gave me the basic understanding (and a lot more!) to help me move forward. I really enjoyed it. It was well paced and ideal with a small class – I think this is really important, so that questions can be asked and answered.” JC

"I enjoyed the course and look forward to putting into practice what I learnt. Many thanks to Geoff for a brilliant three days." DS

"All of the content was most informative. A valuable learning experience." TP

“Geoff was very good at adapting the course to meet our needs, especially with regards to the huge number of questions asked by the group. And it was good to receive paper handouts as well and digital copies.” MW

“I strongly recommend the course to other people.” NN

Tutor profile: Geoff Olner has been advising construction professionals in CAD and BIM for over 20 years.

He is also a part-time senior lecturer, balancing his research and teaching with his role as trainer, consultant and architect.

Indicative maximum class size: 8

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: cpdbe@ntu.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • learn how to navigate the Autodesk Revit interface
  • apply the basic modifying and modelling tools
  • create views within a single model environment
  • create drawing sheets
  • create schedules
  • export information for use within AutoCAD
  • link and import CAD and Revit files into a Revit project
  • learn mass modelling and create organic building forms
  • collaborate within multi-user environments
  • undertake BIM analysis.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have a professional or academic background in design or construction.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: You should have a professional or academic background in design or construction.

How to apply

You can book your place by visiting the NTU online store:

8 - 10 July 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place by visiting the NTU online store:

8 - 10 July 2020

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £675 + VAT (£810)

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £675 + VAT (£810)

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418