Last time we looked at Exploring the NBS BIM object standard – Functional, this time we delve into the guidance relating to Section 5: Metadata Requirements. 

This section defines metadata requirements for BIM objects. The scope of this section includes naming conventions for files, objects, properties, materials, values and images.

This article is an abridged version of the guidance that accompanies the BIM object standard; NBS BIM Object Standard – Section 3: Geometry (Requires NBS ID).

See also: About the NBS BIM Object Standard


5.1 Naming conventions

The BIM object shall use spellings that respect the approach taken by the parent resource, e.g. NBS uses the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) as the default spelling guide,COBie and IFC use North American…

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