CAD and BIM for Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Projects


In the dynamic field of civil engineering and infrastructure projects, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) have become integral tools for planning, designing, and managing construction projects. This comprehensive training course is designed to equip professionals in the civil engineering industry with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively utilize CAD and BIM technologies. Participants will learn how to optimize project workflows, enhance collaboration, and streamline project delivery through hands-on exercises and real-world case studies.


10 days

Who Should Attend

  • Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers
  • Architects and Urban Planners
  • Construction Managers and Project Managers
  • BIM Managers and CAD Technicians
  • Infrastructure Planners and Designers

Course Objectives:

  • Provide participants with a thorough understanding of CAD and BIM principles and their applications in civil engineering and infrastructure projects.
  • Enable participants to proficiently use CAD and BIM software tools for designing, visualizing, and simulating various project components.
  • Equip participants with the skills to create accurate and data-rich 3D models that facilitate collaboration among interdisciplinary project teams.
  • Demonstrate how CAD and BIM can enhance project efficiency, reduce errors, and support decision-making throughout the project lifecycle.

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to CAD and BIM in Civil Engineering

  • Overview of CAD and BIM technologies
  • Benefits and advantages of using CAD and BIM in civil engineering projects
  • Evolution and trends in CAD and BIM for infrastructure development

Module 2: CAD Fundamentals for Civil Engineering

  • Basic CAD tools and operations
  • Creating 2D drawings for site plans, profiles, and cross-sections
  • Annotating and dimensioning drawings

Module 3: 3D Modeling for Infrastructure Projects

  • Introduction to 3D modeling concepts
  • Creating 3D models of roads, bridges, and other infrastructure elements
  • Applying materials and textures for realistic visualization

Module 4: Introduction to BIM and Collaboration

  • Understanding BIM principles and workflows
  • Collaborative benefits of BIM in multi-disciplinary projects
  • BIM project structure and organization

Module 5: Creating BIM Models for Structural Elements

  • Modeling structural components like columns, beams, and slabs
  • Adding parametric information to BIM elements
  • Clash detection and resolution in BIM models

Module 6: BIM for Infrastructure Planning

  • Designing site layout and grading using BIM
  • Analyzing site drainage and stormwater management
  • Integrating GIS data into BIM for better site understanding

Module 7: Advanced BIM Workflows

  • Phasing and scheduling within BIM
  • 4D BIM: Adding time-based scheduling to models
  • 5D BIM: Incorporating cost estimation and management

Module 8: Simulations and Analysis in BIM

  • Introduction to simulation tools in BIM
  • Conducting energy analysis and sustainability assessments
  • Exploring traffic flow and pedestrian movement simulations

Module 9: Construction Sequencing and Visualization

  • Creating construction sequences and animations
  • Visualizing construction processes and methodologies
  • Communicating project timelines effectively

Module 10: Project Documentation and Delivery

  • Extracting construction drawings and documentation from BIM models
  • Exporting data for fabrication and construction
  • Leveraging BIM data for facility management and maintenance

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.