Course Content
Team and Planning
A work plan is an outline of a set of goals and processes by which a team and/or person can accomplish those goals, and offering a better understanding of the scope of the project. Work plans help a team and/or person stay organized while working on projects. Through work plans, you break down a process into small, achievable tasks and identify the things you want to accomplish (source:
The importance of sustainability in construction
Why it is so important to understand what sustainability means? After reading this part you will know the meaning of sustainability and the impact to environment which constructions sector brings today
Green Building
Green building, also known as sustainable building, refers to the design, construction, and operation of buildings that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout their entire lifecycle.
Passive and Active Solar Design
In this part you will find out, that: 1. Passive solar design involves using the sun's energy to heat and cool living spaces without mechanical devices. This is achieved through the use of proper orientation, insulation, windows, and thermal mass. 2. Passive cooling reduces heat in a building through natural processes such as ventilation, shading, and radiant barriers. 3. Passive solar windows are designed to increase energy efficiency by minimizing heat loss and gain. 4. The roof of a passive solar building is crucial in maximizing solar gain and energy efficiency. 5. Photovoltaic devices convert solar radiation into electricity and are a popular form of renewable energy. Solar energy is a clean and renewable energy source that generates electricity from sunlight. 6. There are three types of solar power systems: on-grid, off-grid, and hybrid. Proper mounting systems for solar panels are necessary for correct installation and positioning in any solar energy system.
Universal Design
Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation of specialized design.
Conceptual Design
In the construction industry, concept design represents the design team's initial response to the client's requirements.
Non-residential Building(s) and Area Development Project
About Lesson

I. Learn how to open and combine your models.

Get to grips with handling BIM models in Solibri in under a minute with this quick video.

To get started with Solibri Office’s powerful features, combine all of your BIM models from different disciplines into one federated model. Working with different disciplines doesn’t mean you’ll have to work with an overwhelming amount of data – Solibri allows you to identify problems in your combined model at a glance.

  1. Open. Click File, then Open. Select the file you want to inspect and open it.
  2. Pan. Select the Pan mode to move the building or zoom into it.
  3. Spin. Select the Spin mode to spin the building into any direction.
  4. Walk. Hold the left mouse button down to walk inside your building. Move the mouse to move forward and backward or turn to the left or right.

II. Learn how to check your designs in Solibri Office.


You’ve learned to combine your models; now start checking them and getting your builds right the first time every time.

How to prepare for checking your model:

  1. Open. Open the Checking view and select a suitable role.
  2. Choose. Select a ruleset to define which rules to check against.
  3. Complete. Complete a task and it will disappear from the list so you can continue checking.

How to check the entire model or selected parts of it:

  • Run. Run checks for your entire model.
  • Select. Check selected components by adding them in the Selection basket.

III. Learn how to view and communicate issues.

Watch these tutorial videos to see how you can examine and communicate the issues found in checking.

How to examine the issues found in checking:

  1. View. Go through issues one by one by either viewing issues in a category hierarchy or all at once in a flat list.
  2. Flatten. Choose the flat Component List if you want to sort components by how many issues they have and the severity of the issues.
  3. Reflect. Dissect issues in the Info view and reflect them back in the Results.
  4. Visualize. Choose between automatic (only the problematic components are visualized in the 3D view), transparent (problematic components are shown in red and other components are shown as transparent), or no visualization.

IV. How to communicate the issues to others:

  1. Add. Create issues out of the errors found in checking and save a good viewpoint to the model.
  2. Assign. Add descriptions, responsibilities and labels.
  3. Present. Turn issues into presentations and share them with all stakeholders.
Learn how to reorganize and label model data more easily.

Get ready to take the next step towards dramatically improving your workflow. Watch the video on how you can utilize classifications and Information Takeoffs in Solibri.

  1. Take off. Take off not just quantities but other types of information saved in the model too, either by spaces or building elements.
  2. Classify. Classify your model components to use and share information throughout your building’s life-cycle.

V. Learn how to use the advanced rules in Solibri.

Watch these tutorial videos to see examples of some of the many rules that are available in Solibri Office.

Solibri Rule #237 Parking

The parking rule allows you to check the dimensions of parking spaces so that they’re easy to park in.

Solibri Rule #238 Accessible route

The accessible route rule checks for bottlenecks when moving with a wheelchair.

Solibri Rule #240 Effective coverage

With the effective coverage rule, you can ensure your building has sufficient coverage for, for example, ventilation, lighting, sprinklers, Wi-Fi, or surveillance cameras.

Solibri Rule #241 Space connection

The Space Connection rule allows you to check whether a space is connected with an outside exit or another space via, for example, a door or an opening. This can be used for natural ventilation purposes, for checking that all rooms have easy access to corridors, or, for ensuring the building serves its daily operations as smoothly as possible.

Solibri Rule #212 and #242 Building envelope

The building envelope rules check the outer shell of the building, verifying that there are no gaps between the external walls and spaces, and ensuring that any recesses or internal airwells in the envelope have appropriate dimensions.


VI. Other tutorials

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