Virtual Design and Construction

In today’s fast-paced and dynamic construction industry, being able to integrate virtual tools and methodologies isn’t just an advantage - it’s a necessity. Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) is one of the innovative technologies transforming construction and design. With the ability to seamlessly integrate data to make informed decisions, mitigate risks and assure quality through digital modeling, and communicate and collaborate easily, VDC is helping to make projects more manageable and sustainable. 


In this course, you’ll learn about the key VDC components like workflows, metrics, and virtual modeling that make the building experience more efficient. With course content exploring Integrated Concurrent Engineering (ICE), Building Information Modeling (BIM), and Project Product Management (PPM), you’ll be empowered to spearhead projects and align client objectives with efficient, effective industry-standard practices. 

  • Design usable, operable, and sustainable building projects through the use of different technologies and frameworks
  • Empower project teams with instant, comprehensive knowledge through the integration of information streams
  • Equip stakeholders with informed, decisive workflows to create successful, efficient projects


Topics Include

  • Framework of VDC
  • Client, project and production metrics
  • Integrated Concurrent Engineering (ICE)
  • Building Imagining Models (BIM) overview and applications
  • 4D Modeling
  • Challenges and case studies of VDC

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$4,368.00 Subject to change
Online, instructor-led
10 weeks, 9-15 hrs/week
Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate: Virtual Design and Construction Track Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Certificate: General Track
Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability