Ralph, what does “BIM” mean?

BIM could mean building information modelling – “modelling” is a verb, and action; something we do – so it involves a “process”. BIM could mean building information model – “model” is a noun; a thing; something we produce; a “deliverable” we manage and share. It does involve a process, it does involve software, it does involve 3D models, data and documents. BIM is the acronym that has been used and is now accepted to encompass all those things. It depends on the context in which the acronym is used.

What is a Building Information Model?

BIM is a digital representation of both the physical and functional characteristics of a building, or piece of built infrastructure. It is a shared knowledge resource of information…

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