Building Design with ArchiCAD


This course is taught by industry experts to help position you for organizational success afterward. We guarantee that our skilled lecturers will turn you into a highly productive and successful professional in both local and international marketplaces.

In this course, we will use ArchiCAD of Graphisoft as a very easy-to-use architecture software using BIM technology (Building Information Modeling). The BIM concept is based on the use of 3D modeling with construction information, which generate automatic drawings of floor plans, sections, facades, schedules and details from the two-dimensional reading of the model. 

This architecture course is designed for Architects, Architecture students, civil engineering students, Design consultants, urban planners, construction managers, quantity surveyors and civil engineers.

It will help you to gain experience that will support and inspire you to advance in your personal and professional development. First, we will focus on architectural modeling for the early stages of a design process with ArchiCAD, then we will continue with virtual representations for design communication and finally more precise and well-detailed models will be used for construction documents production and for any further development of the ideas. 

Who is this course for?

To be able to succeed in this course, regardless of your industry, you must be proficient in computer use. To join this course, you must be or be related to:

  • Architects
  • Civil engineers
  • Graduating students in Architecture
  • Graduating students in Construction
  • Construction Technician with knowledge on design standards
  • CAD Draftsmen

If you do not fall into one of the above categories, Nziza Global will not be responsible for your learning experience.

What will you learn
  • 2D CAD using different drawing tools for creating accurate and detailed technical drawings.

  • 3D Modeling using 3D CAD interface specially developed for architects capable of creating various kind of building forms.

  • Preparation of all the technical drawings of floor plans, sections, facades, details, schedules.

  • Make two different architectural projects ( G and G+2 houses) from start to finish as a professional.


  • 59 Lessons
  • 05:24:31 Hours

  • Lecturer I00:07:39
  • Getting overview of ArchiCAD user interface
  • Setting dimensions and working environment
  • Working with wall tool
  • Use of different modification tools
  • Lecturer II00:14:36
  • Going thru all necessary tools in toolbox
  • Useful shortcuts and their customization
  • Working with and the general use of navigator
  • Lecturer III00:17:02
  • Getting started with floor plan
  • Arranging rooms
  • Setting and placing doors and windows
  • Adding pavement and ceiling
  • The use of profile manager
  • Lecturer IV00:12:30
  • Using a customized wall from profile manager
  • Adding structures on exterior modeling focusing on aesthetic
  • Designing balcony
  • Lecturer V00:22:55
  • Zoning and layouting
  • dimensioning
  • publishing floor plan on pdf
  • preparing flat exterior landscape
  • Lecturer VI00:17:28
  • Working with different kinds of roofs
  • Setting the automatic roof structure for multiplane roof covering by roof wizard.
  • Placing roof ridges on multiplane roof.
  • Lecturer VII00:22:07
  • Setting dimensions and working environment
  • Designing ground floor plan exterior
  • Designing first floor plan exterior
  • Lecturer VIII00:07:15
  • Placing rooms and exterior modeling
  • Adding second story floor
  • Lecturer IX02:02:06
  • Well arranging spaces
  • Setting and adding openings on ground and first floor
  • Topographic Map of the Site
  • Lecturer X00:18:21
  • Setting and positioning stair
  • Adding slabs
  • Adding floor plan annotations
  • Lecturer XI00:15:31
  • Floor plan dimensioning
  • Elevation and section dimensioning
  • Construction details extractions
  • Lecturer XII00:20:41
  • Extraction and modification of schedules
  • Exporting material schedules in MS excel
  • Lecturer XIII00:04:12
  • Publishing drawing on layout
  • Lecturer XIV00:07:58
  • Design of exterior swimming pool
  • Landscaping flat site plan
  • Lecturer XV00:14:10
  • Importing surveying data of site slopes
  • Working with contour lines
  • Placing mesh according to contours and its modification


About lecturer


Jamal Farooqi is a registered civil engineer in the Pakistan engineering council and he holds a master's degree in construction management.

Owning over 7 years of experience as a planning engineer in different projects across the United Kingdom, the United States, Pakistan, and Australia. He has worked for various multinational construction firms, holding positions ranging from site engineer to senior planning engineer. 

Among the flagship projects he worked on as a planning and scheduling engineer include the Khamas Base Nuclear plant in Saudia Arabia, Construction of Akhuwat University Mustafabad in Pakistan and Nissau Village Community Centre in Bahamas.


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BIGIRIMANA Vicent - Sun, 29-Jan-2023

Well-detailed and project-oriented with real-time support as in the physical classroom, I highly recommend this course

Gorki CHARITE - Wed, 25-Oct-2023

The live support offered to learners on time and in detail is enormous; there is no need to be worried about studying online. The final project conducted at the end of training provides learners with additional knowledge and competence.

Rwagitare Gad - Fri, 27-Oct-2023

good trainers

Vedaste NDORIMANA - Sun, 05-Nov-2023

my review had concern in support are more 5, the second is request for period of courses .thank you for colaboration