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Defining BIM - Can we agree?
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:35:03 pm »
  • Model (the product of the modelling process – noun)
    An object-based digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a facility. The Building Information Model serves as a shared knowledge resource for information about a facility, forming a reliable basis for decisions during its lifecycle from inception, design, construction and onward.
  • Modelling (the process of modelling – verb)
    A collection of authorized model uses, workflows, and modeling methods used to achieve specific, repeatable, and reliable information results from the final product, or the building information model. Modeling methods affect the quality of the information generated from the model. When and why a model is used, and shared, impacts the effective and efficient use of BIM for desired project outcomes and decision support.
  • Management (the definition of data and process management – noun)
    Building Information Management supports the data standards and data requirements for BIM use. Data continuity allows for the reliable exchange of information in a context where both sender and receiver understand the information. In addition, this data further supports ongoing maintenance of, and changes to, the data inherent in the operations and management of the physical contexts that it represents.

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