Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Building Information Modeling (BIM): Home

A selection of excellent CAD and BIM resources to help you with your studies.

The New Zealand BIM handbook

A guide to enabling BIM on building projects from the New Zealand BIM Acceleration Committee.

LinkedIn Learning (Formerly known as


Welcome to the Computer Aided Design/Building Information Modeling Subject Guide.  A selection of resources have been hand selected for you to use to aid you with your studies.  If you have any questions at all please contact the library.

Safari Books Online

Don't forget to use Safari Books Online. This database contains all the latest searchable electronic books on all aspects of computing and technology. Available 24/7.

Ask Live

AskLive is our instant messaging service. You can chat with the library by entering your question in the box below that says “Type here to chat …”

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Ask Live operates during our opening hours at City campus, Christchurch. We are open 7 days.

Please note:

  • In the evenings and weekends, specialised support may not be available. If so, your question may be referred to an expert for action on the next working day.
  • In My Ara, under “Learning Resources” you may also find what you need by entering keywords in the box on the "Learning Resources" page in My Ara.

Information and Research Skills

For help on how to find, evaluate and present information we recommend the Information skills subject guide This guide will ensure an easier pathway to academic success!  We also have a Research subject guide  for those of you taking your studies to the next level.   

infographic on information literacy

Image source: Open University


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