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Bachelor of Science
Virtual Design and Construction
This degree combines the diverse discipline of architecture, design, design-thinking, computer programming, and construction management to create a career path for a growing high-demand career opportunity.
Design and Construction Management
Build the Virtual Model into A Physical Reality
Virtual design is a project team-oriented process of creating 2D drawings and 3D models using computer software. Building Information Models (BIM) are portrayed in 3 to 6 dimensions and may contain any or all of the following:
  • 3D – building dimensions, materials, quantities, and building assemblies
  • 4D – construction sequences, schedule, and risks
  • 5D – construction costs
  • 6D – facilities management information
Virtual construction is the computer-aided, project team-oriented work process of using the building information within a BIM to organize, plan, and manage all construction processes to execute the building of the virtual model into a physical reality. Virtual Design and Virtual Construction processes can best be viewed as an integrated system.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Virtual Design and Construction have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Virtual Design and Construction Manager
Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Managers are responsible for the management, implementation, and execution of the construction company's VDC/BIM processes, tools, and best practices. In addition, they manage the work of their VDC technicians, train company personnel on the use of VDC/BIM, maintain VDC/BIM databases, and oversee all building information for the field, marketing, and pre-construction phases of a project. This position is achieved after adequate training and experience have been accomplished.
Virtual Design and Construction Technician
VDC technicians, under the direction of VDC project managers, aid in project success by using virtual design, construction technology, and related processes to provide building information modeling (BIM) services for construction, design, operations, and marketing purposes. They provide technical support to the project team, including clash detection and layout coordination. This entry-level position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in visualizing the project's constructability under consideration.

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