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BIM Application for Sustainable Teaching Environment and Solutions in the Context of COVID-19

Department of Architecture, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Plaza Oñati 2, 20018 Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain
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Sustainability 2021, 13(9), 4746; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094746
Received: 30 March 2021 / Revised: 20 April 2021 / Accepted: 21 April 2021 / Published: 23 April 2021
COVID-19 had a major impact on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and it produced a crisis in Goal 4, which is aimed at ensuring quality education, among others. In this work, a university experience that aims to solve the challenges in this complicated context by means of BIM technology is presented. On the one hand, this study focuses on the development of teaching by means of active methodologies based on real projects through BIM models, using the latest information and communication technologies, and on the other hand, it focuses on the management of the education center by means of a virtual BIM building. This allowed for, among other things, tackling the sustainable management of the measures required to prevent contagion. These BIM models made it possible, for example, to optimize spaces while maintaining social distances between occupants, to simulate the best options for classroom ventilation, and to optimize special cleaning and disinfection resources. Students who developed their learning through these BIM virtual models were not restricted in receiving online classes; they learned to collaborate from anywhere in the world, acquiring skills that allow them to effectively face real situations that are as complicated as COVID-19. View Full-Text
Keywords: building information modeling (BIM); COVID-19; university; education; sustainability building information modeling (BIM); COVID-19; university; education; sustainability
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Leon, I.; Sagarna, M.; Mora, F.; Otaduy, J.P. BIM Application for Sustainable Teaching Environment and Solutions in the Context of COVID-19. Sustainability 2021, 13, 4746. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094746

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Leon I, Sagarna M, Mora F, Otaduy JP. BIM Application for Sustainable Teaching Environment and Solutions in the Context of COVID-19. Sustainability. 2021; 13(9):4746. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094746

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Leon, Iñigo, Maialen Sagarna, Fernando Mora, and Juan P. Otaduy 2021. "BIM Application for Sustainable Teaching Environment and Solutions in the Context of COVID-19" Sustainability 13, no. 9: 4746. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13094746

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