Curriculum Structure


CV4912 Integrated Design Project

[Lectures: 13 hrs; Tutorials: 0 hr; Project/Design: 26 hrs; Pre-requisites: Year 4 standing; Academic Units: 3.0]

​Learning Objective

The objective is to give the students an appreciation on the various aspects of Civil Engineering project from conception to completion, create the completed project in 3D model and using Building Information Management (BIM) for estimating the project costing.

Course Content

A project based subject in which students are required to undertake several group projects covering both the conceptual and detailed aspects of design. It involves different areas of the civil engineering discipline such as ground investigation, planning, architectural design, transportation design, social, economic evaluation and Building Information Management (BIM), foundation design, structural design, and buildability of the construction.

Course Outline




Course overview and project briefing and examples


Building Information Management (BIM)


Architectural design


Reinforced concrete design and steel design


Foundation design


Construction management

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course, the students are expected to have a better appreciation on how to link the different aspects of a project together and to communicate with the different parties.


Building Information Modelling (BIM) Aspects:

  1. Karen, K. and Douglas, N., “Building Information Modelling: BIM in Current and Future Practice”, 1st edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, 2014.
  2. Robert, S.W., “BIM Content Development: Standards, Strategies, and Best Practices”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, 2011.
  3. Darren, R., “Computer Modelling for Sustainable Urban Design”, Earthscan, Abingdon, Oxon, UK, 2011.
  4. Nawari, O.N., “Building Information Modelling: Framework for Structural Design”, Apple Academic Press Inc., Waretown, New Jersey, USA, 2015.
  5. Eddy, K. and James, V., “Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2015: Autodesk Official Press”, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, 2015.

Structural (RC and Steel Design) Aspects:

  1. Mosley, W.H., Bungey, J.H., and Hulse, R., "Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocode 2", 7th edition, Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, 2012.
  2. Bhatt, P., MacGinley, T.J., and Choo, B.S., "Reinforced Concrete Design to Eurocodes: Design Theory and Examples", 4th edition, CRC, New York, USA, 2014.
  3. Lam, D., Ang, T.C. and Chiew, S.P., “Structural Steelwork: Design to Limit State Theory”, 4th edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK, 2014.
  4. Gardner, L. and Nethercot, D.A., “Designers’ Guide to Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures – Designers’ Guide to EN 1993-1-1 Eurocode 3: Design of Steel Structures General Rules and Rules for Buildings”, Thomas Telford, London, UK, 2005.
  5. Draycott, T. and Bullman, P., “Structural Elements Design Manual: Working with Eurocodes”, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, UK, 2009.

Construction Aspects:

  1. Gould, F.E. “Managing the Construction Process”, Prentice Hall, 4th edition 2011.
  2. Hinze, J.W. “Construction Planning and Scheduling”, Prentice Hall, 2011.
  3. Callahan, M.T. “Construction Project Scheduling”, McGraw-Hill, 1992.
  4. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (Pmbok Guide) - 5th edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2013.

Geotechnical Aspects:

  1. Coduto, D.P., “Foundation Design – Principles and Practices”, 2nd edition, Prentice Hall, 2001.
  2. Craig, R.F. and Knappett, J.A., “Craig’s Soil Mechanics”, 8th edition, Spon Press, 2012.
  3. Das, B.M., “Principles of Foundation Engineering”, 8th edition, Cengage Learning, 2016.