CAD and BIM for Architecture and Construction Projects Course


In the fast-paced world of architecture and construction, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) have become essential tools for efficient project management, design accuracy, and collaboration. This comprehensive corporate training course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to effectively utilize CAD and BIM tools in architecture and construction projects.


10 days

Who Should Attend

  • Architects, engineers, and designers in the architecture and construction industry.
  • Project managers and construction professionals seeking to optimize project workflows.
  • Individuals and teams looking to transition from traditional design methods to CAD and BIM.
  • Professionals aiming to enhance their skills in project visualization and coordination.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of CAD and BIM technology.
  2. Learn how to create accurate 2D and 3D architectural designs using CAD software.
  3. Explore the benefits of BIM for project planning, visualization, and coordination.
  4. Develop skills in creating and managing BIM models for various construction phases.
  5. Enhance collaboration and communication within architecture and construction teams.
  6. Improve efficiency in design changes, documentation, and project tracking.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to CAD and BIM

  • Understanding the evolution and significance of CAD and BIM in the AEC industry.
  • Differentiating between 2D CAD and 3D BIM approaches.
  • Exploring popular CAD and BIM software platforms.

Module 2: Basic CAD Principles

  • Navigating the CAD interface and workspace.
  • Creating basic geometric shapes and drawings.
  • Introduction to layers, scales, and units in CAD.

Module 3: Intermediate CAD Techniques

  • Advanced drawing tools: polylines, splines, and arcs.
  • Modifying objects: editing, scaling, rotating, and mirroring.
  • Dimensioning and annotations for architectural drawings.

Module 4: Introduction to BIM Concepts

  • Understanding the core principles and benefits of BIM.
  • Exploring the BIM project lifecycle: from design to construction and maintenance.
  • Overview of BIM software features and capabilities.

Module 5: Creating BIM Models

  • Setting up a BIM project: units, templates, and work-sharing.
  • Building a basic architectural model: walls, doors, windows, and floors.
  • Managing views and sheets for documentation.

Module 6: BIM Coordination and Collaboration

  • Clash detection and resolving conflicts in BIM models.
  • Collaborative work-sharing among different disciplines.
  • Importing and exporting BIM models for interdisciplinary coordination.

Module 7: Advanced BIM Modeling

  • Creating custom families and components.
  • Designing complex geometries and parametric objects.
  • Exploring advanced modeling techniques for architectural elements.

Module 8: Visualization and Rendering

  • Applying materials and textures to BIM components.
  • Setting up cameras and views for architectural visualization.
  • Introduction to rendering techniques and tools.

Module 9: BIM Data and Analysis

  • Integrating data into BIM: schedules, quantities, and properties.
  • Introduction to energy analysis and simulation in BIM.
  • Extracting meaningful insights from BIM data.

Module 10: Project Documentation and Presentation

  • Generating construction documents from BIM models.
  • Annotating, tagging, and detailing for construction drawings.
  • Creating compelling presentations using BIM visualizations.

Enroll for this Course

We are proud to offer this course in a variety of training formats to suit your needs.


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Benefits of Taking a Course at IRES


Our courses are carefully curated to keep you abreast of latest industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices. We employ a variety of teaching methodologies, including hands-on workshops, case studies, and interactive sessions, all aimed at fostering an engaging and effective learning environment. Our expert instructors bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing our clients with insights that can be immediately applied in their professional lives.


Our courses serve as a vibrant platform for professionals to connect and engage with a diverse community of peers, industry leaders, and experts. By participating in our programs, you gain access to an invaluable network that spans across various sectors and geographical boundaries. This networking aspect is not just about forming professional relationships; it's about creating a supportive ecosystem where ideas, opportunities, and collaborations can flourish.


Our courses are designed to challenge and inspire professionals to step out of their comfort zones and explore new horizons. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical application, our programs help professionals refine their existing skills and acquire new ones, making them more versatile and competitive.

FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.

Who else has taken this course?

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