1.1 General

A guide to terminology

(1.1.1) Throughout the NBS BIM Object Standard the following words are used to express mandatory and optional requirements:

Shall Expresses clear, absolute requirements of the standard
Should Expresses recommendations
May Expresses permissibility (For example, as an alternative to the primary recommendation of a clause)
Can Expresses possibility (For example, a consequence of an action or event).

Terms and definitions are generally defined in PAS 1192-2 and PAS 1192-3 – outlying terms and definitions are explained in an online glossary.

Types of objects

Generic objects and manufacturer objects

(1.1.2) Objects may be referred to as an entity, a construction…

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