BIM applied to water systems


Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an increasingly popular collaborative work methodology for the creation and management of projects, with the ultimate goal of centralizing information in a digital model. Its application in landscape architecture is a terrain that is still very little known and explored today, but nevertheless with enormous potential that this course aims to discover and develop.

On the other hand, and given the lack of specific training in BIM systems applied to the project, planning and landscape management, this course offers an alternative of specificity that promotes a sensitive look at an instrument that fits with the logics of multidisciplinary work that have always been existed in the treatment of infiltration systems, runoff management, river margins, coastal systems and other riparian ecosystems that deserve protection and restoration. In this sense, the specificity of plant material will be introduced as a resource to be explored through parametric modeling.

Continuous training course

3 ECTS, 24 teaching hours
Is held over six weeks with classes on Fridays from 15:30 h to 20:30 h.


The main objective of the BIM Parametric Design and Water Systems Course is to provide the landscaper with the necessary resources to develop their professional activity in an increasingly digitized world, using the BIM modeling tools of the Autodesk Revit software, and applying their possibilities in the framework for the design of water management, infiltration systems, river and coastal environments. In parallel, the aim is to expand the look at some more experimental and disruptive uses of the tool, applying parametric modeling to the landscape project and allowing its use to be adapted to the specific theme of water treatment and water management within the territory. In addition, the implementation of plant and natural systems will be worked on in its entirety within the logics of modeling.

Finally, it is proposed to introduce the student to the BIM rules at the level of standards and collaboration, which constitute one of the fundamental assumptions when interacting with BIM professionals from other disciplines. To achieve this, throughout the course each student will develop a complete exercise, working in a guided way on modeling, data management and the visualization of project information from the BIM model.

Qualitative (*competences) and quantitative (ECTS credits) analysis:

*According to the EBANELAS ECLAS competences frame