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M. Valiente López, M.C. Sanz Contreras, S. Moyano Sanz

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
The BIM marks a new age for Architecture, Engineering and professionals Construction - AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction), not only they will save time on creating and to modifying projects but also they will facilitate the top-level of interaction with their collaborators, partners or colleagues, sharing specific contents of every speciality in the same BIM model.

We can modify our teaching with the new technologies, or using traditional methods with other approaches. At this moment the difference between drawing by computer and the BIM Objects in 3D BIM is synonymous of Building Information Modelling (Shaped with Information for the Construction). Whereas CAD's program uses only 2D or 3D geometry without differentiating the elements, the BIM programs uses libraries of intelligent and parametrical objects, interprets logical interaction between the different types of objects and stores the information related to these objects.

That is the reason why it seems important to us, to analyse the studies that had been realized in these field or that were realized, in order to obtain a few future lines of action to face the challenges of the European Higher Education Area and the world Promotion of a European system of Higher Education.
We intend to study the different educational methodologies in which we are working now, compiling the educational experiences developed in the Higher Technical School of Building, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), applied to several Educational different Units.

The importance of the student’s preparation in the technological area is day after day more obvious. The preparation of our students in the communication and information technologies is essential, not only because this will be important for their curriculum in later studies, but because this will be a fundamental tool in their professional work. We must introduce subjects such as Computer science or virtual presentations, as well as the development of the teamwork. The University must be capable of providing qualified graduates to develop the reality and current requirements that professional exercise demands. It is necessary that future professionals are prepared in the knowledge and utilization of distance learning, making them easier the possibility of being prepared in this topic.